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Our Wine Store

The Brunswick East Wine Store  at 472 Lygon Street is the product of lots and lots and lots of hard work. After scribbling a signature on a lease towards the end of 2013, the Brunswick East Wine Store ever so slowly began to take shape, with Tim spending many an hour up a ladder after working at the Seddon Wine Store or up at the Bindi winery in the Macedon Ranges. And it was up a ladder that Time would chat to curious passer’s by and talk through what it was all about; bringing something new and fresh to the community.

Brunswick East Wine Store is a labour of love and a family affair. Tim has almost 20 years working with wine – selling, growing, making, matching with food, drinking, reading, writing, talking and studying. More often than not, it will be Tim’s face you see in the store with apologies in advance if The Little Red Crew – Imogen and Henry –  get tangled up in your feet.

Brunswick East Wine Store offers quality, value for money wines, craft beer and the odd bespoke spirit; no agenda’s here, it just has to be smokin hot and value for money. And all have been personally vetted by Tim. Every single one of them.

It’s nice to work local. It’s nice to be local. We simply love living, and now working, in Brunswick.

The Stuff We Do

Wine, Craft Beer and some Wine Bar action


It’s a great big wine world out there. So when you have a finite space to put this wine, the wine needs to be ACE and simply represent great value for money. There aren’t any wine agendas here because we love all wine, but saying that there is a real focus on small independent producers who have a real sense of ‘product of place’ and who are kind to the land from where their fruit comes from; minimal intervention is key.
So be it from Ribera del Duero or Rutherglen, the Barossa Valley or Bierzo, Alsace or the Adelaide Hills; if it’s ACE and value for money then yes, we want to sell it. A+B=C you might say.

Craft Beer

Beer has come along way, not only in Australia, but around the world. Gone are the days when the choice added up to the fingers on one hand. Just recently we have seen a beer revolution with backyard brewers all over the world take it a further step and have taken their product to market. And before you know it beer fridges are swelling with fantastic IPA’s, APA’s, Pilsners, Amber Ales and so on and so forth. We love craft beer in Brunswick East!!!

The Wine Bar

For those that have already been through our store you will have seen the bar stools, tables and chairs and the tasting table out the back. Yes. The Wine Bar is here!!!!!

Based on the Italian style Enoteca, all of our wines are available by the glass or the bottle if you so choose. And if you want to have a bottle here you will not be slugged the normal $10 or $15 or even $20 corkage. No no no. The price you see on the shelf or fridge is what you pay. Simples

What we mean about all of our wines being available by the glass is this; the first 4 whites and 4 reds chosen by you, the customer, on Sunday will be poured for the rest of the week. Be it Harewood Riesling, ArFion Pinot Noir, Schwarz Wine Co. Grenache or the Jamsheed Beechworth Shiraz. It’s all there for you to drink.

We will also be offering Sunday Specials, such as Bindi Block 5 Pinot Noir, Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier and even Giaconda Chardonnay. Prices will be determined by what the bottle is worth but invariably nothing over $30ish a glass. It’s very rare to see wines of distinction in a casual, and affordable, environment like the one we will have here.

So in affect, there is no real wine list so to speak, just whats on the shelves or in the fridge. There will also be a short menu filled with cured meats, cheese’s, pickled seafood’s and olives. All the stuff that is yum.

This is us

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Even if you haven’t been in to our store you would certainly know that bottles is what we are all about; 1084 Bottles to be precise and approximately 108 working hours up a ladder with a pencil, a paint brush and a tin of paint – with the odd dab or turps here and there. And all done to a soundtrack featuring the likes of Springsteen, INXS, T-Rex, The Who, the Beastie Boys and You Am I; an eclectic playlist to go with an eclectic range.

his lips drink water but his heart drinks wine

E.E. Cummings

Whats Happening

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#OnFoot in September

We all love a bargain, and this one quite simply takes the cake.

What else would you rather be sipping on on a wondrous Melbourne Spring day than a crisp Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. But we have done some investigationing and one online delivery service has these rippers at $36.90. Another competitor close by has them for $27.49 pick up. Wow-Wee thats a lot. Here? Well usually they’re $25.90. For this months #OnFoot they are $22.00 a 6ixer. And we’ll even throw in 2 ridgy-didge beer glasses. How bonza is that?!?!?!?!!?

What is #OnFoot all about?

For almost 5 years we here at the Brunswick East Wine Store have had a very simple philosophy; engage with our customers, find out what they want and sell them ace booze at an ace price. Simple!

But 5 years is a long time and much has happened in that stretch. With the advent of online home delivery this past 12 months we have noticed quite the downturn in sales.

We all love convenience but at what price should we accept said convenience? In the past few weeks it has come to our attention that the online delivery service providers are charging MASSIVE sums to deliver wine and beer. With this we did some investigationing and came across UberDrinks charging $31.50 for a 6 pack of La Sirene Citray Sour. Here; $22.50. Alway has been.

So with this we are kicking off our #OnFoot promotion to get people to come back to our ace store so they can once again pay a whole heap less for their/your booze. But not only are we are always cheaper we will also knock $1 off the promoted beer/wine over the 2 week promotion of each product. Yep, La Sirene Citray Sour for the next 2 weeks will be $21.50!!!!! Money in your pockets and ace beer in your belly. So Bonza.

Let the #OnFoot revolution commence!!!!

Drink from our glassware at home

If you’ve loved sipping wine at our bar from the beautiful Gabriel Glas flutes then you would no doubt love to recline back on your couch with the same glassware.

Elegant and durable, the Gabriel Glas has been the perfect vessel for the wine we serve here in the WINE STORE | WINE BAR and we reckon this crystal glassware will look pretty ace at your place too and come as a pair for just $28

Wine of the Month January 2019 – Lavradores de Feitoria Douro Portugal Malvasia Fina 2017

Question: What have the Lavradores de Feitoria Douro Portugal Malvasia Fina and Christiano Ronaldo got in common?

Answer: Well they are both Portuguese and both go down super easy!!!!

Yep, nothing like a bit of humour to kick the new year off.

So the wine then; gorgeous crunchy green apple, floral tinge, briney preserved lemon. Just heaps ace and only $28. That’s what Cristiano earns every 0.00216 seconds!!!!!!

Riesling Tasting – ‘Strayan Style

Lets have another look at how our wine makers in Australia manipulate and tinker with another wonderful Noble grape variety. This week we will look at Riesling – ‘Strayan Style.

In virtually every growing region in Australia you will invariably find Riesling planted, yet with each different region you will again invariably see vastly different styles and guises of this grape due to altitude, soil, temperature and whether or not irrigation is used. And all this amounts to what we think at the WINE STORE | WINE BAR as Australia’s true expression on how terroir is viewed.

So make sure you pop through this Saturday, November 24th from 3-6ish and have a look at the many different interpretations of this wonderful variety that we grow and make here.

Rosé Tasting – ‘Strayan Style

It certainly is that time of the year when the go-to wine in the fridge – or the chilli bin – is definitely a Rosé, or Rosie as we like to call them here.

Now we all know that the French make some pretty ACE Rosies and they are pretty much the benchmark for all Rosies. But we here in Australia also make some pretty smoking hot Rosies too, so this Saturday we will be opening about 7even ‘Strayan Style Rosie’s for you all to have a wee look at and see how we do it here.

So make sure you make some time and pop in to the WINE STORE | WINE BAR this Saturday, November 17th from 3-6ish


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