Friday, September 30, 2011
Style File: Kork Wine Bar
When it comes to Downtown Miami, now you don't have to dine and then dash over to Brickell for some nightlife. 7s Belkys Nerey uncorks a new wine bar in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- Downtown Miami isn't all business these days, restaurants are popping up and now finally, some much-needed nightlife.
Erin Sieber: "This means a lot to us actually. The addition of this has been fantastic."
Get ready to down some vino at the new wine bar called Kork. Don't expect the usual South Florida tropical vibe. This bar is dimly lit, warm and cozy.
Maria Korg: "It reminds me of the north those little darken bars that everyone knows your name. Very homey."
Erin Sieber: "The ambiance, you kinda feel like your transported to like a Chicago prohibition wine bar era."
You can sip wines from around the world, and the friendly bartenders are always willing to let you taste something new before you invest in a glass or bottle.
Maria Korg: "Each time I come here I order something different."
To go along with your wine, they offer a huge variety of meats and cheese, glorious cheese.
Erin Sieber: "Oh my God, the cheese selection is fantastic. We tried many different cheeses they far exceeded our expectations. Get the four cheese and meat platter, and you're good to go."
If you need help pairing your cheese with your wine, a cheesemonger will pick out something soft, blue or smelly.
Celin, Cheesemonger: "My first question would be what do you usually like? If you feel adventurous we have cheddar with onion. We have a brie with cranberry on top of it. It's kind of like a cheesecake."
But the really cool part of Kork is actually underground where you can get bombed in an old bomb shelter.
Maria Bastos: "The wine cellar used to be a bomb shelter. During the Cuban missile wars, the big, head honchos used to come hide down here, so nothing would happen to them. You know we can house people down here if we ever have a crisis."
The owners tried to keep most of the original foundation, like this old wall they did add shelves of wine so you can buy a bottle and take it home or open it at the bar for a corkage fee.
This communal table is a perfect place for their weekly wine tastings, private parties or just a place for winos to hang out.
Jesse Allen: "The cellar is open all the time to sit in and have a drink, eat your lunch."
Cheers to Kork Downtown residents are happy you've arrived.
Belkys Nerey: "The Downtown nightlife will continue to grow. Avenue G is a jazz club, will be opening soon next door to Kork."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Kork Wine And Cheese
2 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33130