Comic and actress Amy Poehler is behind a brand new wine retailer that just lately slid into Park Slope known as Zula Wines & Spirits.
Zula opened a couple of weeks in the past at 487 Fifth Ave., between 11th and 12th streets, within the former area of Acme Wines & Spirits. Free wine tastings are held each night, and native supply is free, too. The store has a “huge” assortment of bottles below $13, in addition to higher-end choices, Poehler says. The cheaper bottles are supposed to cater to a neighborhood crowd in search of a “excellent bottle” that gained’t “break a financial institution,” she provides.
The store sells crimson and white wines from a number of European nations, from France to Austria, as effectively from South Africa, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand. Some American wines are thrown into the combo, and the glowing choices reign from France, Italy, and the U.S. Craft spirits may also be discovered.
Poehler tells Eater she partnered with longtime mates and married duo Amy Miles and Mike Robertson to open the shop, saying the three of them had talked about beginning one thing collectively “for a very long time.” Whereas she spends most of her time in Los Angeles now, Poehler says she’ll go to the wine store each time she’s on the town.
“I take pleasure in a grüner,” she says. “I’m extra of a white-wine gal, however truthfully, I’ll simply drink no matter Mike recommends to me.”
Miles and Robertson, each musicians, have deep expertise within the wine retail enterprise. When the Brooklyn actual property alternative got here up, they took it. Poehler met Miles on the set of Moist Sizzling American Summer season, a 2001 comedy that was later become a sequence by Netflix.
Coincidentally, Poehler simply completed capturing a brand new film known as Wine Nation. “I’ve been surrounded by wine,” she says.
For the month of December, patrons can get 10 % off their buy of six bottles from the $13-and-under part. Zula is open every day from 12 to 9 p.m.

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