Corkbuzz is for grown-ups

20 Mar

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Despite all its conveniences (and I don’t mean TGIF), Union Square can be overwhelming for visitors, especially adults over 30 who may be confused by students sleeping under an Occupy Wall Street banner.

Luckily there is now a calm and sophisticated place to pop in for a drink and plan your next move. Tucked away on 13th Street, the newish Corkbuzz Wine Studio features inviting, stylish decor with rustic touches. Stop in for a nibble of cheese and an unusual glass of wine (I tried a Chinon from the Loire Valley); sit on the couch by the front window if it’s still light out. With pours priced around $15, this place is not for kids—and that’s exactly why I’ll be bringing my mom when she comes to the city in a few weeks.

PLUS! Corkbuzz is also a place to learn about wines. In addition to classes, other educational events include themed dinners, Bring Your Own Bottle Night and the weekly Blind Tasting Happy Hour (Fridays at 5pm).

Photo: Originally published in WSJ.

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