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    1 Review on “Brooklyn West”

    • Karen Harris
      3 years ago

      Brooklyn West is an urban winery nestled in the Jack London Square area on a quiet unassuming corner. When you walk into the tasting room you feel like you are entering a minimalist loft in New York. The tasting room includes a bar with barstools as well as a comfortable corner couch. There are a few small tables for relaxing and catching up with a friend.

      For wine tasting, you will be given a choice of four wines from the tasting menu as well as a special tasting stem. The wines are all good and the assistant winemaker, Jeffrey, was there to tell us about the wine and answer our questions. You never feel rushed and you taste at your own pace. I enjoyed the Tempranillo and Chardonnay, both award winning wines.

      For wines by the glass, Brooklyn West takes a scientific approach; first pouring (and measuring) the wine in a beaker. You are then given a stemless glass from which to drink the wine. I preferred the stem so I kept my tasting stem from which to drink my glass of wine. The wine bar staff informed me that the different style glasses are a way for the staff to keep track of what each customer is drinking. Pretty clever!

      Brooklyn West, as an urban winery in Oakland, also has a wine club and events. This is a great excuse to bring your friends for a local wine experience. Other wineries/tasting rooms nearby include Dashe, Rosenblum (near the jack London ferry terminal) both accessible by public transportation (bus, BART or Ferry). Brooklyn West is part of the Oakland Wine Trail, so if you are looking for wine tasting without leaving the Bay Area, this is definitely one to check out!

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