JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: Local Spotlight - Corked Wine Shop, Columbia SC

Local Spotlight - Corked Wine Shop, Columbia SC


Columbia, SC wine shops  Nestled within the confines of The Village at Sandhill in Northeast Columbia, is one of my favorite local haunts. Corked is a small locally owned wine shop that offers a little bit of everything from the world of wine. Everything from gift baskets, to wine stoppers, even wine tastings which are a favorite amongst the regulars that I know.

 You don't have to be a wine expert to enjoy the friendly and laid back atmosphere of this fantastic establishment. I myself am a novice in the world of wine however, the stores owner, Kevin Niemann, and his years of experience always points me in the right direction. That in the end is more than worth the trip to Corked, as you always get friendly and professional advice from an expert who in my experience is always more than willing to give a hand.

 But in case you do want to become an expert yourself, their website has a calender of events that sometimes includes wine tasting classes. They are sure to beef up your wine vocabulary and offer a great education in the art of wine appreciation.

Corked Wine Columbia, SCCorked Wine Columbia, SC

wine shops in columbia sc If it just so happens that wine is not your thing, but you do like a good beer once and a while, well Corked has you covered there too. I myself find their specialty beers to be my personal favorite. They have a rotating stock of fine, high gravity beers from around the world. Several of them that I have had the pleasure of sampling are specialty beers that are sometimes very hard to find.

 They like the wine, range in price and I for one find the prices to be quite reasonable. I also find the selection to be much better than what you will find at the local pub or bar, however, Kevin usually has several of them chilled if you feel like you want to stick around for an adult beverage or two while at the shop. Though I do feel it important to mention as a public service announcement, I have found that these beers are a little stronger than your average beer from Publix, so try not to get too carried away all at once.

 Like the wine tastings, Corked also does the occasional beer tasting, and it's an excellent opportunity to broaden your horizons.

 Kevin Niemann at Corkedcolumbia sc wine shops

  So if you're looking for something to do on a Friday night or Saturday afternoon, I recommend that you head down to 661-3 Promenade Place between the fountain and Belk in the Village at Sandhills and give Corked a try. Wine tastings start at 6pm on Friday evenings and at 3pm on Saturday afternoon. However, if you just can't wait for another tasting to come around, Kevin is open from 11am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and I'm sure he would be more than happy to have you stop by for a visit. Who knows, you may see me there.

Visit their website at www.corkedwineshop.com or give them a call at 803-708-4755.


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Comment balloon 26 commentsJL Boney, III • March 27 2009 02:29PM


JL, Corked sounds like a great shop, wine and beer tasting, and such a lovely atmosphere. If I was in Columbia, I'd check it out for sure and buy you a brewskie to boot! Have a great weekend.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 11 years ago

Gary- It really is a fantastic place, and if you ever find yourself in the Columbia area I expect a call and this one is on me.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

That looks like my kind of spot.  I love a good glass of wine.  KM

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net) over 11 years ago

Looks like an appropriate place to get corked.  Thanx

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty) over 11 years ago

Jl...I love to do the winery tours,  The will start with the sweet wines and go to the dry after about 3 types, then my wife gives my the balance of hers! :-)   Looks like a very nice place!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 11 years ago

Kristin- It's definitely my kind of spot.

Alan- It is indeed.

Bill- I get what Jamie can't finish too.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

JL -  This looks like a great place.  Nice job featuring it, and I am sure the writeup was appreciated by the owners.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 11 years ago

Jennifer- It really is a great place, I highly recommend it to anyone.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago


Nice Localism post and a well deserved feature! Good job my friend!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 11 years ago

Richard- Thank you sir!

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

... nicely presented JLB !! ... and I would love to have a 'Corked Wine Shop' close to me !

Well done :o)

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) over 11 years ago

Fine post JL as you have done an excellent review of Corked and word of mouth is the best form of advertising.

Now about those brewskie's does he have any nice Hefeweizen?

Posted by Cameron Wilson, The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ (Labrum Real Estate) over 11 years ago

JL now you know I like my wines and this place sounds great if I am ever in the area I will be stopping there ...great post ...peace zane...  Next time your there see if he has Ferrante's Grand River Vally Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2006.....you will love it....

Posted by Zane Coffin, (Geneva Ohio Real Estate Agent) (Century-21 Homestar) over 11 years ago

Very nice Localism...and starting to insert pics....yup...you got it going on :)   What an array of bottles and surely something for everyone!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago

I had seen this over there about 2 months ago. I dont really do NE that much but we had the pleasure of selling a young couple over there. Bottoms up!

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) over 11 years ago

Hi JL, This is nice find, thanks. At times I tag along w/ my husband on his trips to your area and we will definitely put this on our list of places to kick back.

Posted by Cynthia Bartch over 11 years ago

Sheldon- If things go well, maybe you will one day.

Cameron- I'm sure he does, he has a little bit of everything.

Zane- If you're ever around here, give me a shout and we can go together. I should be there tonight and I will ask about the wine you suggested.

Sally- If he doesn't have something for everyone, he will usually get it.

Laura- I can understand, I really don't come over to your side of town too often myself, but I recently sold a house in Lexington as well.

Cynthia- It is well worth the time to stop in and have a drink and do a little shopping.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

JL- As you are well aware, this is one of my favorite places to be!!!

Posted by Jamie Boney (Mungo Homes) over 11 years ago

Jamie- That goes without saying.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Hey JL, I bookmarked this because I may be visiting this place soon. I went to website and it didn't mention food. You do remember if they served food or tapas?

If not is there a places nearby you would recommend? I'm a vegetarian but my husband is not, so some place where I could get a good salad and a side of vegetables or maybe a nice pasta place would be great. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!


Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 11 years ago

Cynthia, Thanks for stopping by today it was great to meet you. I saw JL and he was sorry he missed you!

Posted by Kevin at Corked about 11 years ago

@ Kevin /Corked Wine Shop, My husband and and I enjoyed ourselves immensely at your great wine shop. The good company and chat was as good the wine we drank!

Can't wait to get home and use the new wine tool 'Inturi' and of course try the 'Train Wreck' ale.

@JL, thanks for the great Localism blog!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 11 years ago

Cynthia- Sorry for the late reply, I'm sure Kevin helped you out with a place to eat. Glad you got to stop by one of my favorite places, and I missed you by about an hour. Train Wreck is good stuff, I'm sure you guys will like it.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 11 years ago

No worries JL, Kevin was extremely helpful in helping us find a place to dine that evening.

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 11 years ago

Cynthia- I figured he would be, he's usually more than willing to lend a helping hand.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 11 years ago
This "free sharing" of information seems too good to be true. Like comunmsim.
Posted by Patch over 8 years ago