A weekend walk through the East Village can quickly become a weekend saunter if you have enough wine along the way. All of these Vino dens are within a few block of each other, so why not put a spring in your step with a glass at each? There's nothing better than making a lovely walk around town into a tipsy tour of some great wine bars.
Start off at the aptly named Winebar. This chic spot has a small outdoor seating area, so you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Village while taking in some nice Pinot Noir. Their list is grouped geographically, with French, Spanish and Italian wines. If you stay for a few glasses, you'll get more than a look around the Village. You'll get a tour of European terroir.
Next, hit up a spot that's popular with the trendy set. The Bourgeois Pig mixes up their list a bit with wine based cocktails. If you need a break from standard reds or whites, try something like their Jack the Flip. This libation is made with red wine, pumpkin puree, and egg white for texture. Savor it while lounging in The Pig's decadent red-lit lounge.
Onward to Terroir. This is a loud, casual spot that doesn't get pretentious about its drinks. You'll be more likely to find someone talking about their favorite indie band than the nuances of a good Cabernet. Just because the mood is casual doesn't mean they are lazy about their list. You'll taste some excellent finds and a knowledgeable staff will help you make a pick.
Bar Veloce makes for a good end point. This tiny sliver of a wine bar serves up delicious homemade Panini with their drinks. You'll need something in your stomach after all those sips, so why not try their eggplant and anchovy sandwich? The saltiness of the fish is nicely offset with a glass of sparkling Prosecco. The bubbles are good for something else as well. You deserve a toast for making it to so many wine bars. Cheers!