Food & Drink

Come drink in a vino vonderland of a varehouse

Walk through its huge garage doors on Division, and you'll find the SE Wine Collective: part rustic bar, part vino factory, and part gigantic, barrel-filled warehouse that looks like it could double as the set for a French remake of Reservoir Dogs, in which Tim Roth was actually just covered in Merlot and having the time of his life.

The joint's home to Bow & Arrow, Division Wine, Helioterra, and Vincent, four wineries that get their grapes from the valley, smash them in a gigantic machine, and ferment 'em, a process you can watch while lazily sipping vino (or a pint of Double Mountain Vaporizer, you classless heretic) in the comfort of a sunny tasting room or the rustic barrel room stacked floor to ceiling with wine-stained wood. Those wines -- which include at least four each from Collective members, plus others from regional guests who can also use the works -- are poured from bottles and taps, and run the gamut from award-winning Gamays and Pinot Noirs to Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay, all served as tastes, in glasses, by the bottle, and in beakers, which explains why Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's experiments always get botched

All that watching other people work can give a man a powerful hunger, so luckily if you mention Thrillist when you order a wine flight this Friday, Sept 28th, they'll give you a charcuterie board with smoked duck breast, pork rillettes, and Nola salami, which will make everyone who doesn't read this Mr. Green With Envy.