We have been trying to hit as many new clubs, tasting rooms and wine bars as possible, but after a long hot (95 degrees at our house) Saturday we just wanted to sit down in an air-conditioned comfortable spot for a bite to eat and a glass (or 6) of wine.
Cork! A Wine Bar in Tacoma was our first thought. I know that we have talked about this place before so I won’t go into all the fall-de-rall. Cork! never seems to disappoint. Nick is friendly and knowledgeable and just plain nice to be around. The staff is always present but doesn’t hover. The cheese plate hit the spot (you have to try the Oregon Bleu with the Root One Sauvignon Blanc). We talked, we laughed, we drank, we ate… when we walked outside it was around 10:30 and it was still wonderfully warm… this is the life!
I have a feeling that this is the kind of place where you would feel comfortable whether this was your first tasting/wine bar or your 100th. I highly suggest this place. According to their website they have FREE tastings on Thursdays. We may have to re-think our weekend focus for tastings. Cork! has quickly become one of our favorites. Stop by and tell Nick that Big Fat Wine sent you. While you’re there check out their awesome wine flight carriers, of all the places we have been these are the coolest we have seen. I want one BAD! Maybe next time we’re in we will sneak a snapshot and have one made… hmmm…
UPDATE: I found the flight carriers. Check this out!
By the way if you see a frizzy headed old hippy chick it’s probably me so come on over and say hi. And if it’s not me don’t worry about it us old hippy chicks are pretty friendly.
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