Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cork & Co.

So I am a big fan, as I am sure most of you are, of enjoying a nice glass of wine (or two or three) amongst friends in a nice relaxing environment. Since I have lived in Austin for quite some time I have had the opportunity to scope out quite a few places to do this. I have to say that one of my favorite places to go any night of the week, whether it’s the middle of the week to just let out a little steam, or a Friday night to start out the night, is Cork & Co. on Congress Ave. The atmosphere is just perfect. They won the award for “Chill Scene 2006” and they offer classes during the week to learn more about pairing and tasting.

But beyond all of this they offer what they call “flights,” which are a trio of three wines that have some sort of theme. Their staff is always extremely friendly and is very knowledgeable so they can help you out. It is great for people with refined or beginner palettes and allows you to try a variety of wines in one night without having to buy so much wine. And just in case you weren’t sold on it yet…since Cork & Co is also a retail store they can sell their wine at retail price making everything much more affordable. Every time I go there I end up going home with a bottle of wine because I know I can get that same bottle for about that price at the store. Fantastico!

I plan on going there sometime this week and will try some new wines for yall so be on the lookout for updates!

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