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How much has Fort Greene changed? Ten years ago, liquor stores kept their bottles behind bulletproof Plexiglas. Now the houses sell for a million dollars a piece, the streets are lined with bistros and there are wine shops with easy access to the goods.

Greene Grape, the neighborhood’s first boutique wine shop, opened in April. Amy Bennett, a six-year resident of the area, stocks estate bottles from small, international producers.

"I want to make wine accessible by educating our customers," she told GO Brooklyn. Each bottle comes with a description of the grapes and a recommendation for food pairing. On Saturdays, from 4 to 6 pm, Bennett holds wine tastings.

Something to go with Sunday dinner? Greene Grape stays open on Sunday for that last-minute bottle. There’s a play area with toys in the corner, so it’s kid friendly, too.

Of her unique stock Bennett says, "It’s my passion. People come in and say, ’Thank you, for opening.’ Knowing they share my love for wine - it’s just great."

The Greene Grape (765 Fulton St. between South Portland Avenue and South Oxford Street) accepts American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Bottles: $9-$24. Closed Mondays. For information, call (718) 797-9463.

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