Corcho in Inwood Offers 45 Wines and Latin Music –


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A strong sense of place runs through this cozy wine bar nestled amid a developing cluster of restaurants on Dyckman Street in Inwood. The proprietors, Benlly Polanco and his sister Dariana, have lived in the neighborhood since emigrating from the Dominican Republic in 1996 or 1997, depending on who tells the story. The roughly 45 wines available were selected for their expression of terroir, said Vladimir Garcia, who used to work at the Chelsea Wine Vault and curated the list. The entertainment at Corcho Wine Room reflects the location, an evolving but strongly Hispanic neighborhood, with regular Latin jazz and conga nights, as well as wine classes and a harpist who plays pop and show tunes. The crowd, too, is decidedly local, and on Wednesday it included three friends catching up.

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