Beijing bottle talk: Gramercy wine bar opens in You-Town

Gramercy has opened on the first floor of You-Town, just down from Blue Frog, and includes a bar, said to draw inspiration from New York-style bistros although with a few industrial touches, as well as a retail space across the hall and — soon — a patio that will hold, if memory serves, about 15 tables. The menu has ~20 wines by the glass, starting at rmb30 for a decent Portuguese red. Imbibers can also peruse the more extensive bottle list, which includes options from ASC, Links and Summergate, among others. The kitchen is not yet fully up and running, but there are plans to do a business lunch. Good value during the daily happy hours, with half-price wine by the glass from 5 PM to 8 PM.