Now, I am not an art critic, but one of the fun thing about these wines are the labels. I really can't go into all the labels on a portfolio length review, but I can say that when you look at each wine individually, the art work is quite fascinating. And it's such an important part of BOE, it would seem insane to review the wine without mention of the labels. These are accomplished artists with rich, wonderful resumes. It's impressive.
Alie told Scoutmob.com "There were no tasting rooms, no wineries established here at the time, and so my inspiration was kind of Brooklyn Brewery. Brooklyn used to be a hub for breweries, we used to have 48 different ones, and they all disappeared and died away until Brooklyn Brewery came along. The concept of making alcoholic beverages in Brooklyn is not a new thing, it just had died away. And since those guys showed up, quite a few other craft brews have come up in the city, and it just made sense to me: if beer can do it, why not wine? I mean, duh! [Laughs]. But the overarching concept of the whole thing was not only to make wine, but to make wine that's a part of the Brooklyn fabric. That day I was taking a walk, I was looking at these warehouses and thinking about the history of Brooklyn as hub of heavy industry; there have always been things being created or made here. But that "heavy industry" moved out ... and in its place there are now all of these new creative endeavors. It's artisanal industry."
As it stands now, the portfolio is primarily whites. I did not get a chance to discuss with Alie if she had plans to expand her red wine selection, but a brief passing though of her website shows some smaller runs of other red blends.