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The Saint Austere
So, The Saint Austere isn't a traditional tapas bar, and the wine that I'm recommending you drink there isn't actually classic sangria. What you ought to drink at The Saint Austere is orange wine. Orange wine, which is only slowly gaining in popularity, is a kind of happy medium between drinking a more classic red or white wine and drinking fruit-laden sangria. Also known as "skin-contact wine"(!), it's made by fermenting grapes in clay pots, with the skin still on the fruit. The end result is an orange-colored, sweeter-than-usual wine that pairs beautifully with food. Especially the food at The Saint Austere. Drink it while nibbling on patatas bravas (with sriracha-spiked aïoli) and boquerones. Traditional or not, there's no denying that it's delicious. And that's all that really matters, isn't it?
The Saint Austere; 613 Grand Street, Williamsburg
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