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Inside every restaurant sommelier beats the heart of a frustrated wineshop owner. To wit: Jean-Luc Le Dû absconded from Daniel to open Le Dû’s Wines, Scott Pactor traded Balthazar’s cellar for Appellation Wine & Spirits, and now Nice Matin sommelier Guy Goldstein has converted an Upper East Side bagel shop into the antiques-and-barrel-strewn Cellar 72. Not only does Goldstein lend his expertise to the enterprise, but he’s invited his counterparts at Per Se, Picholine, and elsewhere to indulge their own inner wine merchants, patrolling the sales floor and dispensing advice on what bottle goes best with tonight’s dinner party or Chinese takeout. A private room is dedicated to tastings and classes, and a tempered-glass floor panel overlooks the cellar below.