Winin' in Waterbury

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Side Dishes: Cork Wine Bar & Market opens in Waterbury

Waterbury’s 1 Stowe Street address has seen its share of culinary action lately. First Blackback Pub and Fly Shop merged with Stebu  Sushi. Now, upstairs from Blackback, the village has gained a wine mecca, Cork Wine Bar & Market.

The spacious Cork is the brainchild of Stowe native Danielle Nichols, 34, who spent the last 10 years as a traveling ski coach based on the West Coast. In many of the places she visited — Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Austria among them — Nichols cultivated her love for first-class wines, which eventually blossomed into the idea of a wine bar. “I loved the concept, and I thought it would be a cool thing to do in Vermont,” says Nichols, who moved back to her home turf this year. Read the complete story here.