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First Look at Kurt Gutenbrunner’s Upholstery Store

Photo: Melissa Hom

Bistro Le Steak isn’t the only empire expanding this week — Kurt Gutenbrunner has opened a wine bar, the Upholstery Store, in what used to be a storage room for Wallsé. The wine list (which follows) is more global than the one next door, and the food consists of small plates of nuts, olives, meats, and cheeses. Gutenbrunner plans to come up with more dishes (say, a tomato salad, when the greenmarket allows), and if you’re bent on ordering Wallsé’s classics, you might be able to convince someone to carry them over from its kitchen. In keeping with the room’s stripped-down vibe (the designer is also Austrian and the photographs are by Clifford Ross), reservations and credit cards aren’t accepted and there’s no phone number. So just stop by anytime between 4 p.m. and midnight during the week, or from 4 p.m. till 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Sparkling
Roederer Estate, Mendecino, USA NV - $9 / $44

Champange , Classic - Pol Roger, France NV - $15 / $73

Cremant, Alsace - Lucien Albrecht, France NV - $45

Sekt, Brut Reserve, Kamptal - Bründlmayer, Austria 2008 - $68

Sekt, Rose Prestige - Raumland, Germany 2005 - $95

White
Rose, Provence - Chateau Routas, France 2008 - $6 / $25

Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch - Ken Forrester, South Africa 2008 - $7 / $30

Freakout, Napa valley - Luna Vineyards, USA 2007 - $8 / $30

Sylvaner - Franken, Hans Wirsching, Germany 2007 - $9 / $32

Riesling - Upstate New York, Hermann J Wiemer, USA 2007 - $11 / $37

Falanghina, Campina - Cantina del Taburno, Italy 2008 - $32

Tradicio, Saint Ilona - Kreinbacher, Hungary 2006 - $37

GV Fass 4, Wagram - Bernhard Ott, Austria 2007 - $50

Pouilly Fume, Loire - Pascal Jolivet, France 2006 - $45

Sauvignon Blanc - Malbourogh, Cloudy Bay, New Zealand 2008 - $58

Rully 1er Cru “Vauvry” - Burgundy, Leflaive, France 2006 - $60

Riesling Kabinett - Rheinessen, Gunderloch, Germany 2007 - $70

Red
Syrah - Langendoc Rousillon, Domaine la Baside, France 2007 - $6 / $23

Syrah, Syrocco - Thalvin, Morocco, 2006 - $6 / 34

Camenere - Chile, Arboleda, Chile 2007 - $7 / $36

Blaufränkisch Umriss - Rust, Feiler Artinger, Austria 2005 - $9 / $39

Pinot Noir - Oregon, Cloudline, USA 2007 - $10 / $42

Primitivo Quiles Raspay Tinto, Spain 2005 - $42

Ardevol - Priorat, Anjoli, Spain 2006 - $50

Babera d’Alba Serraboella - Piemont, Ciglitui, Italia 2005 - $56

Malbec - Mendoza, Tierra Divina, Argentina 2006 - $62

Shiraz Finnis River - South Australia, Salomon, Australia 2004 - $70

Vingneto DOCG - Lombardia, Nino Negri, Italia 2004 - $75

Chateneauf du Pape - Rhone, Raymond Usseglio, France 2006 - $85

Zinfandel - Toucan, USA 2005 - $85

Cabernet Sauvignon - California, Stags Leap, USA 2006 - $90

Sweet
Sylvaner Icewine - Rheinhessen, Müller, Germany 2004 - $33

Cuvee Auslese - Neusiedlersee, Kracher, Austria 2007 - $34

Late Harvest - Tokay, Classic Hungary 2004 - $38

The Upholstery Store, 713 Washington St., nr. W. 11th St.

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