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Release the Cork & Be Merry!

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Six nights a week, the corks go flying at Denver’s The Village Cork as thirsty guests arrive to indulge in a night of fine wine. As the seats begin to fill a lively chatter emerges as the guests converse and linger over open bottles and plates full of elegant nibbles to accompany the fermented grape. Voted “Best Wine Bar” by 5280 in 2012 and “Best First Date” by Westword in 2011, The Village Cork is Denver’s spot for wine connoisseurs and starry-eyed couples to slow down and catch up with a shared experience filled with the pleasures of great wine enjoyed sip by sip.

The Village Cork’s interior serves as the ideal backdrop for an evening of romance or just simply ease. The exposed brick walls, antique glass lamps, and a collection of non-uniform plates decorated with various flowers gives a homey, classic and antique feel all wrapped up into one. Pair this with The Cork’s private nooks and you are on your way to romance. For the socialite looking to chat over a wine glass or two, the bar at The Village Cork is small enough that you can converse a little with everyone, including the two chefs tucked away right behind the bar. No matter what your evening’s agenda includes, The Village Cork guarantees a night of indulgences in an atmosphere most conducive to lingering.

It is in this place of comfort, ease, and romance that you may find one of Denver’s more eclectic wine lists, drawing from every niche of the wine world. You may begin with a bubbly welcome composed of the Berlucchi Cuvee Rose before you indulge in the Edi Simcic Pinot Grigio, a wine from Slovenia of all places. Of course, if you are not feeling adventurous, you are insured a glass of pleasure with the more familiar red, The Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon from California.


When your glasses are nearly empty and things begin to wind down, don’t forget The Village Cork’s dessert wines. From the Yalumba Muscat to the Colorado Two Rivers Port, you will find a wine that will finish off the meal right with that much desired touch of sweet.

If you want to drink for a greater cause, The Village Cork has a select lineup of wines that will put your drinking towards the betterment of Denver’s four legged friends. This special wine list known as “Cru Vin Dogs” includes doggie themed wines such as the Loyal Companion Red, Chardonnay, Cabernet/Merlot, and the Westie Sauvignon Blanc. Every time you choose one of these wines, a portion of your sale is donated to local Denver animal shelters and Canine Companions.

Whether you are in search of the perfect spot to indulge in a little bit of romance or you are simply looking for a cozy and welcoming wine bar to unwind from the holiday rush, The Village Cork serves as the perfect backdrop for both indulging and taking it easy. In addition, The Village Cork gives you yet another way to give back this holiday season, this time to man’s best friend!

The Village Cork is located at 1300 S. Pearl St. Denver CO 80210; Tel: 303-282-8399. The Village Cork is closed on Sundays.

Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

True/False: The Village Cork has been voted, “Best Wine Bar” by both 5280 and Westword magazine.

Tune in this coming Friday for the answer!

The answer to last Friday’s blog question: “True/False: Fruition has its own colonies of Italian honey bees on their farm.” Answer: “True! Fruition harvests its own honey from Italian honey bees who help to pollinate the farm.”