Vino Librero

<b>Vino Librero</b><p>A line of wine barrels on the second floor acts like a lighthouse, indicating the take-and-sip wine bar to thirsty shoppers. You read that correctly: You can drink the wine as you stroll the store.<br>
<b>What's to drink:</b> A sign to the right of the wine counter listed nine varieties of wine -- red, white, sparkling and rosé -- on my visit. All were available by the glass ($9-$28) and bottle ($33-$84).<br>
<b>Loved it:</b> Wine. While. You. Shop. This is genius, people. Sipping a glass of Adriatico Ribolla ($10) from partner Joe Bastianich's wine label helped soothe my crowd-fueled anxiety, and I was happy to see interesting
grape varietals beyond the typical pinot grigio -- though there is a pinot grigio blend, if that's your jam.<br>
<b>Gripes:</b> The typeface on the sign listing the wines was too small to read until I was nearly at the counter, making ordering a split-second decision.<br>
<b>Seating:</b> There are a few high tables to rest your drink, but the lack of chairs and the busy traffic in that area of the store didn't make me want to linger. Instead, I took my glass with me through the store while I
shopped -- there's a bin before the registers to return it.<br>
<b>The wait:</b> Even though the pouring and paying systems were efficient, I still had to wait 10 minutes to order my wine on opening night. -- <i>Kate Bernot</i>
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( Lenny Gilmore / RedEye / December 2, 2013 )

Vino Librero

A line of wine barrels on the second floor acts like a lighthouse, indicating the take-and-sip wine bar to thirsty shoppers. You read that correctly: You can drink the wine as you stroll the store.
What's to drink: A sign to the right of the wine counter listed nine varieties of wine -- red, white, sparkling and rosé -- on my visit. All were available by the glass ($9-$28) and bottle ($33-$84).
Loved it: Wine. While. You. Shop. This is genius, people. Sipping a glass of Adriatico Ribolla ($10) from partner Joe Bastianich's wine label helped soothe my crowd-fueled anxiety, and I was happy to see interesting grape varietals beyond the typical pinot grigio -- though there is a pinot grigio blend, if that's your jam.
Gripes: The typeface on the sign listing the wines was too small to read until I was nearly at the counter, making ordering a split-second decision.
Seating: There are a few high tables to rest your drink, but the lack of chairs and the busy traffic in that area of the store didn't make me want to linger. Instead, I took my glass with me through the store while I shopped -- there's a bin before the registers to return it.
The wait: Even though the pouring and paying systems were efficient, I still had to wait 10 minutes to order my wine on opening night. -- Kate Bernot

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