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Cork & Fork Opening Saturday in Logan Circle

by Borderstan.com May 3, 2010 at 10:38 pm 1,272 4 Comments

Alejandra Owens Cork & Fork Borderstan

Color and art abound at Cork & Fork’s new Logan Circle store. (Alejandra Owens)

From Alejandra Owens, One Bite At A Time

Your friends in Bethesda and *shudder* Virginia may already know this little, family-owned chain (three makes a chain, right?), but Cork & Fork is new to us. Located at 14th and Church NW (just above P Street), the store is a vibrant, happy addition to the ‘hood. Tonight was a preview with the grand opening this Saturday, May 8.

A little background on the owners: Anna, matriarch of the group and the chef of the crew, will be providing fresh, original recipes for the store. Dominique, an internationally recognized award winning wine maker, can tell you everything you want to know about a wine, a region, even the hill it grew on. Antoinette rounds out the crew with her passion for wine, food and the family business.

Holy American Craft Beer, Batman! (Alejandra Owens)

An impressive offering of wines, organized by region, take you on a tour of the world at Cork & Fork. Dominque offered us a few obscure finds and was full of information and descriptions for each, a far cry from the usual intimidating wine connoisseur.

Not in the mood for wine? It’s okay, they’ve got beer, too. I’m not a big beer drinker but I was offered a sip of Floris Apple, a lambic beer, and I was hooked.

Cork & Fork will offer free tastings and wine classes throughout May, and paid courses thereafter. Antoinette and I chatted about the wine tastings, which consist of eight wines paired with some of Anna’s delicious treats. I’ll update later when I get a list of upcoming events from her. These are tasting events you won’t want to miss, since you can nab bottles of what you loved for 20% off.

Stop by this weekend, say hi and tell them Alejandra sent you!

Wall ‘o Wine. (Alejandra Owens)

  • jules

    Thanks for the review, but — what about the “fork” element?

    • Jules – Anna’s recipes will be regularly featured in the store soon after opening and her food will also be an integral part of the wine and beer tastings! More info to come on the food and events!

  • ChurchStGuy

    Great post! So living on 14th and Church was the right move! Estadio (coming soon), Posto and Cork & Form within 40 ft from each other. VINO VINO VINO…..no cab needed 🙂

  • Bob Kurkjian

    Although I live in the neighborhood, I have been a regular customer at the Bethesda location for several years now. There really is no place else with both the expertise and amazing selection of Cork and Fork. The Landragin Family are true professionals. I can’t wait for the grand opening! It will be a fantastic addition to the neighborhood.


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