What If The Jetsons Opened A Wine Shop?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate

It might resemble the delightfully innovative storefront named Cork.  Located in Uptown Dallas' West Village Neighborhood, Cork is a cute little spot where you can try dozens of wines before you buy.  But, wait ... here's the high tech part:  You receive a magnetic strip card to which you may add as much money as you like.  Then, using state-of-the-art computer touchscreen stations, you are magically introduced to varieties of wines from vineyards across different regions.  Information is programmed into each station so you can leisurely read about the featured wines and when you're ready -- select, swipe, and be served.  A friendly, knowledgeable staff member cheerfully delivers your wine selection.  One ounce tasting portions are a fabulous option -- and they allow you to sample before making the commitment to a full glass or bottle.  Plus, wines are rotated regularly -- so you can come back again and never get bored!

  Cork 3


Cork 1

Cork is also a full-service retail wine store and carries over 350 different wines and some selections of craft beer as well.  In addition, a lovely appetizer and dessert menu is offered so you can order something to nibble on while you're sipping.  A quaint, back room is available for private parties or meetings.

Now that's what I call wine tasting of the future.

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David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

TOTALLY SWEET! I would go to that store in a heartbeat how cool!


May 15, 2012 02:10 PM #1
Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

Carie, this wine shop is right up my alley...what a brilliant concept!  Cork really takes wine-tasting to a new level!

May 15, 2012 02:31 PM #2
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

That is a great way to have your clients come back for more.

May 16, 2012 12:50 AM #3
Marcie Sandalow
Marcie Sandalow, Compass 301.758.4894 - Bethesda, MD
Bethesda Chevy Chase DC real estate

What a wonderful title!  Certainly caught my attention!  And I love the concept.  DC could use something like this, too!

May 16, 2012 12:54 AM #4
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

David:  Yeah ... it is pretty cool!

Karen:  I agree ... it is a brilliant concept that I haven't seen anywhere else.  And, it's kinda fun too :)

Elite:  Yes, it seems to be a popular neighborhood spot.

Marcie:  Thanks :)  I love the concept too!


May 16, 2012 01:05 AM #5
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Carie how cool is that!  I have not seen this before either, makes me think only in Dallas (in a very good way), I will have to tell my granddaughter she lives in the area.

May 16, 2012 01:35 AM #6
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Mary:  I know ... it's very cool isn't it!  Like you, I have not seen it before either.

May 16, 2012 02:01 AM #7
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

What If The Jetsons Opened A Wine Shop? How cool is this Carie!  Your title is quiet catchy and you're right sums up the Cork perfectly.  I'd check this place out for sure :) 

May 16, 2012 05:08 AM #8
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Carie:  This sure would be a fun night out with other couples!  What a fantastically novel idea.  Techie ... and wine!  Gotta love it ...


May 16, 2012 08:09 AM #9
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Carie-I love to go wine tasting, this is a very cool idea. I'm sure they'll do very well.

May 16, 2012 08:30 AM #10
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Carie, wow, you can try dozens of wines before you buy by that time you may confuse which wine to buy.



May 16, 2012 11:37 AM #11
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

John:  Thanks!  It's quite a place!

Gene:  You're right ... it would be a fun place to go with other couples!  "Techie and wine" ... :)

Adrian:  Yes, from what I could tell it seems to be a popular spot!

Kwee:  I agree ... the more you try the more confusing it could get.  Would that be from too many choices or too much wine? :)

May 16, 2012 12:06 PM #12
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Very cool name for a wine store, and also the name for a Blog post!! Wine stores are a favorite of mine...=)

May 16, 2012 12:41 PM #13
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Janis:  I like the name too!  And, you learn so much when you go into the shops and talk to people there.  So much to learn about wines!

May 17, 2012 01:06 AM #14
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