Island Cork – the great little wine shop that opened up behind Mongoose Junction back in 2013 – is now located at Wharfside Village. The new store is much larger than the old location, and owner Paul Tsakeres now offers a pretty fantastic selection of artisan cheeses and meats in addition to fine wines.
Island Cork even has a small bar inside, making it a perfect spot to do a tasting or perhaps hang out for a few hours. There’s some construction happening outside right now (we told you about a month or so back about the construction happening at Wharfside – click here to read all about it), but as soon as that’s done, there’ll be a nice little seating area outside as well.
Island Cork sells authentic wines from around the world ranging in price from $17 and up. The $17 bottles are a great value, Paul said. Spend between $25 and $27, and you can get a terrific bottle of wine. Those with a price point of $35 and up are fantastic, Paul said.
Paul describes the new spot as being friendly, welcoming, elegant and chic. It’s a place to have fun, he said, and perhaps learn something too.
Island Cork is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Be sure to check it out the next time you’re in town.