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Wine bar offers classes, entertainment

Did you know? Today is National Pinot Noir Day!

To celebrate, we’re sampling a few Pinot Noirs and talking wine with Sarah Hine from Cork and Barrel in Whitestown.

About Cork and Barrel: (as told by Sarah)

  • We opened last year and are just off the Whitestown/Zionsville exit at I65 right across from Meijer. With downtown bars being closed right now—we invite everyone to come see us.
  • We have hard to find and unique wines along with great charcuterie, brunch on weekends along with beer and cocktails.
  • Here’s what’s really great. We know people around town are looking for things to do right now. So we’ve designed a around that with wine tastings, classes, music and more. Classes aren’t just wine. They include sushi making, knife skills, wine tasting with Titus donuts and I could go on.
  • We also have this great patio… just come sit, relax and enjoy.

In celebration of all things Pinot Noir on pinot noir day…. We will be having a flight of these 5 wines for $15 all day today.

TASTING… virutally.

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            WINES ARE…

Alpataco Argentina

Very slight red fruit aromas, the palate is soft and creamy, low acidity with mellow mildly baked flavors of black cherry and cocoa powder.  Full and plumb finish

Tomich Australia- Sarah’s pick

Brooding briary fragrances with a touch of dried herbs. The palate is a savory combination of mulberry, black cherry and candied red current flavors a tight structure and tensile core with bright, fine knit tannis.  A wine with great finesses and balance, well-balanced with its silky texture promising future seduction. 

Paper Road New Zealand

A bouquet of maraschino cherries, plums, cranberry and cedar. A core of dark cherry, cloves and wild herbs are supported by bright fruit and French oak that complements a rich, soft palate with finely tuned instance of fruit tannins.

Toschi- CA This Pinot Noir is beautifully balanced with a bright red cherry nose and hints of exotic spices. It has soft, light tannins.

Copain CA aromas of rose petals, Santa Rosa plum skins and fresh raspberries.  Rips cherries and orange peels also present themselves on the palate with a silky texture and lingering finish. 

If someone wants to join a class or see what’s happening what should they do?

  • Start on the website
  • All of our classes are on the event page and sign-ups are through an EventBrite link.
  • If you want to stop in and just sample wines, we have our flights.
  • And we’re set up in a really casual atmosphere with sofas and nice chairs.
  • Important to know—if you don’t like wine, we have beer from Metazoa and Taxman along with several cocktails including this Indiana made Blue Marble cocktail.
  • Come in, relax and our team will serve you!

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