Nikaline Iacono is launching a new venture called Vessel and Vine (facebook, instagram) at 4 Pleasant Street in Brunswick.
The 1,500 square foot space will be home to a hybrid wine and beer retail store, vintage and new glassware and barware shop combined with a bar serving a beer, wine, cocktails and a compact menu of small plates (see below).
The drinks list will feature a rotating by the glass and bottle selection of wines from small producers with some natural wines in the mix. The bar will have 3 beers on tap, and serve a cocktail list featuring fortified and/or aromatized wines. Iacono plans to have a program for developing bitters and infusions for use in their cocktails and will be creating a house-made vermouth.
The Bearded Lady will be hosting Iacono on February 24th where she’ll be serving a line-up of V&V cocktails.
I first met Nikaline back in 2008 when she was the bartender at the then newly launched Emilitsa, and am excited to see her vision for Vessel & Vine come together. She plans to open V&V in March.
Here’s a look at the draft menu created by chef Matt DeFio.