De-Vino Wine Boutique on Clinton Street for Sale
In 2005, born-and-bred Italian Gabrio Tosti di Valminuta opened the De-Vino wine boutique at 30 Clinton Street. His always-deep selection includes an array of wines from various countries (at least 1,700 bottles), and is certainly popular with the locals. So, we were therefore concerned to come across a recent real estate listing for the shoebox shop.
Gabrio Tosti di Valminuta has been a fixture on the Lower East Side since the mid-1990s, when he followed his sister Beatrice (owner of Il Bagatto) to New York from Rome. Shortly thereafter, he opened the pioneering Il Posto Accanto next door, often considered the first wine bar in the East Village.