“We’ve been talking about this for years,” said Justin Chearno, a wine consultant and friend of Mr. Murphy’s who is helping to map out the selections for the bar. It has a strong emphasis on natural wines, which are ideally allowed to ferment with minimal human manipulation.
“There’s kind of a limitless amount of things I want to do, and when the path seems to open, that’s when I try to do a thing,” Mr. Murphy said, sipping a flat white at Sweatshop, a cafe and design studio a short walk from the Four Horsemen.
One partner in the wine bar is his Danish-born wife, Christina Topsoe, 34, who is due to give birth any day now. The general manager will be Katrina Birchmeier, a natural-wine advocate from Australia.
The bar will seat 40 and offer 160 wine bottles which they hope to expand to as many as 350. Read more here.