Al Di Là Vino joins the recent fleet of wine bars opening next door to already booming restaurants, in this case Al Di Là Trattoria. But rather than a mini-version of the velvet-draped Venetian trattoria, owner Emiliano Coppa, who compiled the all-Italian wine menu next door, offers a global mix of 28 wines. Eyebrow-raisers like a Barboursville Chardonnay from Virginia take their places alongside bistro regulars like Brouilly, with nothing over $36 unless you choose from the tiny reserve list. To accompany the wines, co-owner (and Coppa’s wife) Anna Klinger offers olives and cheeses from across Europe as well as more complex cichetti like salt cod with polenta, bagna cauda with radishes and tender baby octopi with lemon confit. With snacks like these (and a nightly pasta), Al Di Là Vino may become a dinner destination itself.
607 Carroll St., Brooklyn, New York
This story appears in the print issue of February 2013.
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