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• A natural wine bar grows in Brooklyn
Emilia Valencia and Michael Yarmark, Brooklynites for about a dozen years who also run Thirst Wine Merchants in the Fort Greene section, are operating the new undertaking. Their wines are made from grapes grown without the use of fertilizers or pesticides.
The chef is Ginevra Iverson, formerly of Prune, on East 1st Street. The operation had a soft opening last week, but now is fully open for business. Their wine prices are $6 to $7 a glass and about $40 to $50 per bottle. They are open from 5 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
Thirstbaràvin is located at 629 Classon Avenue, between Atlantic and Pacific. Its name, by the way, is a nod to the French term for a wine bar — bar à vin — and their Thirst Wine Merchants store.