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Wine Sixpack #136 Is Now Available

This selection of 2 whites and 4 reds comes in our reusable, partitioned, eco-friendly six bottle bag that is still only $49.99.  Use your bag to receive a club discount on future purchases of six bottles or more of any of our in-stock wines. Our sixpack club has no rules and no obligations, just a good value in specially selected wine. Visit our Wine Sixpack Page for up to date details on the current selection.

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Wine

Wine Sixpack #135 Now Available

Wine Sixpack #135

This selection of 2 whites and 4 reds comes in our reusable, partitioned, eco-friendly six bottle bag that is still only $49.99.  Use your bag to receive a club discount on future purchases of six bottles or more of any of our in-stock wines. Our sixpack club has no rules and no obligations, just a good value in specially selected wine. Visit our Wine Sixpack Page for up to date details on the current selection.

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Our Latest $108 Wooden Crate Bordeaux – Now Also Available In White

Chateau La Castillonne Red, our best selling wooden crate Bordeaux of all time, has a sibling. The red has been known for its consistent quality year in an year out. It is a classic 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that has crowd-pleasing brambly fruit notes, a dryness that lends it self well to pairing with a variety of foods without over powering them, and finishes with firm but gentle tannins.

Chateau La Castillonne White, says “Sauvignon Blanc” on the label but it likely also includes a small amount of Semillon, another important grape from the Bordeaux region responsible for rounding the edges and softening the citrus notes of the predominant grape, giving the resulting wine a luscious structure and mouth-feel.

Try either wine for $10.99 a bottle or grab a wooden crate of 12 bottles for just $108, a savings of almost $2 per bottle. While drier than a typical domestic wine, Bordeaux wines are typically lighter in alcohol and much lower in residual sugar, with minimal chemical adulteration for people who care about such things.

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20 Years Of Cork ‘n Cap

Old Cork 'n Cap Exterior
First Day Open January 26th 2004
Old Cork 'n Cap Interior
Original location on Wildwood in early 2004

Did you know you can fit a wine store into a shoe box?

Amazing what you can accomplish when you hate your job.  I was too naive and motivated to fail. I thought Jackson needed a wine and home-brewing store, so on January 26th 2004 I opened the doors of this tiny strip-mall unit on Wildwood Ave.  Thanks to many of you and your neighbors who agreed that there was a hole in this market, Cork ‘n Cap quickly outgrew it’s starter home and moved to it’s present location on Lansing Avenue in 2007.

Fresh Bread Neon
Very expensive custom neon sign

It seemed like a good idea at the time…   Now I just make my own bread.  Thanks for the starter Trish!

Pre Cork 'n Cap Exterior
Cork ‘n Cap before it was Cork ‘n Cap (May 2007)

Cork ‘n Cap is still using (a newer version of) the same “point of sale” system the business started with in 2004.  It as kept the details of nearly 140,000 receipts over these 20 years.  

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Here Are Our Hours

Normally our hours are as follows:

Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

I am also often open on Monday and/or Tuesday and I am usually here by 8:30am or so on weekdays. If my car is in the parking lot, the cash register can run. Call 517-784-0687 to be sure.

If the “Open” signs are lit, the doors are open.