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Sharappe Wine Bar

605 Hudson St., New York, NY 40.737262 -74.005908
Nr 12th St.  See Map
work212-206-0323 Send to Phone

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sharappe.com

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Eighth Ave.; 1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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For his first bar, owner Koray Karakoc has reached back to his birth country for inspiration. Sharappe—an English spelling of the Turkish word for wine—has a menu sprinkled with bottles from Turkey, whose vintners have been fomenting a small oeno-revolution despite a local Islamic bias against wine-drinking and historically neglected grape stocks. There’s kalecik karasi, a soft red extracted from grapevines that recently were on the brink of extinction, and a port-like dessert wine made from blueberry-colored okuzgozu, or “oxen eye” grapes. Wines from Europe and the Americas are also well represented. Arranged in taste from “light” to “powerful” on the menu, they typically run between $30 and $60 per bottle. The Mediterranean-styled interior, which, in a former life as model Helena Christensen’s Butik, housed fashion and design tchotchkes, is mellow to the point of being soporific, with little dim-lit lanterns, a foreign-inflected soundtrack of light house music and inoffensive, hanging prints of musical instruments that you’d imagine would be titled something like “The Sounds of Jazz.” Small dishes like cheese plates, hummus, grape leaves, and brie-and-raspberry pastries are all catered from the outside.

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