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D.O.C Wine Bar, Brooklyn

83 N. Seventh Street
Brooklyn , New York
Tel: 718 963 1925
Subway: L train to Bedford Avenue's insider take:

D.O.C. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) is a quality assurance label of sorts for Italian wines, and this namesake neo-rustic enoteca in Williamsburg takes similar care in choosing varietal blends that make the grade. Sardinia is a well-represented region on the list—the blackberry-nosed Perdera Monica di Sardegna and the Sella e Mosca are both pleasant quaffs. Better still, many wines are sold by the marzianetto (tasting shot), so you can attend to gaps in your knowledge of Sardinian vintages quickly. Rough-hewn woodblock tables and plank floors strike a casual tone, and the bar area becomes home to a lively, air-kissing scene as the evening progresses. There's a small plate selection to absorb the sulfites—crostini with pâté and goat cheese, for example, or a tagliere spread of Italian meats and cheeses—all delivered with a charming "Salute!"

Open Monday through Thursday 6 pm to midnight; Friday and Saturday 6 pm to 1 am.

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