Andrew Tarlow, the Brooklyn restaurateur, should think about making or selling cheese to go with his bread company, She Wolf, and his newly opened Williamsburg wine shop, Stranger Wines. As with most small niche wine shops these days, the terms “natural” and “organic” are front and center, along with orange wines from many countries. “We care about the land and the farmers,” Mr. Tarlow said. “This is a natural extension of what I do in the restaurants.” The shop is as spare as a Shaker meeting room; its shelves hold bottles mostly priced at less than $100. For now, it sells some name-brand spirits, not just the craft stuff, an inventory bought with the store. Thanks to his partner in the venture — Dennis McNany, a musician, artist and former manager of Uva in the neighborhood who goes by DJ — there’s a busy vinyl playlist.
Stranger Wines and Spirits, 132 Havemeyer Street (South First Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 718-337-8035, strangerwinesnyc.com.