The pandemic-born pop-up Black Cat Wines in Brooklyn is opening up a brick-and-mortar later this fall.
Owners Katie Zanin and Rocky Owen are bringing their “queer and Black AF” wine business to the space formerly occupied by Brooklyn Barrel in Park Slope along Fourth Avenue. The two are currently raising funds to help spruce up the space and fill their cellar before their grand opening. Their mission is to amplify the voices of “women, people of color, and queers who have been out here for years making, selling, and drinking wine and spirits.”
“We’re driven by the goal of making our neighborhood feel like we are not only providing for and representing them but that we are a part of them,” the team writes on their website.
It adds: “The store will prominently feature wines from minority and natural wine makers/producers from around the world, highlighting new faces and tastes for our local wine community.”