Crush Wine Company
An undulating, 73-foot-long wall of more than 3,500 wine bottles—displayed horizontally and illuminated from behind—serves as the focal point of this celebrated midtown wine shop. Restaurateur Drew Nieporent (owner of Nobu and Montrachet) runs the store along with developer Josh Guberman and experienced wine collector Robert Schagrin. The wines and spirits are handpicked from across the globe, although most are small-batch bottles from independent producers. High-end, hard-to-find wines are housed in a temperature-controlled glass room called “the cube,” while free tastings are held in an adjacent room, separated from the store by a wall resembling a wine barrel.
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From Food & Wine , OCT 2005
The early buzz about this sleek 3,200-square-foot store on New York's busy East 57th Street was mainly about its high-profile owners: restaurant impresario Drew Nieporent (Montrachet, Nobu); Robert Schagrin (who owns a high-end collectibles store next door); and developer Josh Guberman. Later on people started talking about the store's celebrity clientele, which includes Sigourney Weaver and Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant....MORE
From Food & Wine , DEC 2008
Some of this store’s best buys are older German Rieslings, like the 1994 Günther Steinmetz Brauneberger Juffer Auslese ($30). ...MORE
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