‘Orange Glou’ Hopes to Celebrate Orange Wines at Former Broome Street Tailor Shop
A former Lower East Side tailor shop is trading threads for wines.
Orange Glou, a wine club service founded two years ago by sommelier Doreen Winkler, hopes to plant roots at 264 Broome Street. It seems that that this brick-and-mortar will be a shop that peddles “orange” wines, or those vintages made from grapes without skins removed.
That’s assuming the State Liquor Authority approves the application for a wine license here. (The crinkled community noticed is taped to the window.)
Winkler started Orange Glou in November 2019 as a monthly subscription with three- of six-bottle packages. There was also a series of pop-up tastings and dinners around the city devoted to educating people about orange wine.
The new store, if it happens, would fill the void left three years ago by the departure of 264 Tailor, which had been at its namesake address for more than twenty-five years. Forced out due to a purported rent hike.