Laura Maniec, the sommelier and restaurateur behind Corkbuzz, has just signed the lease for a new outpost of her hit wine bar/educational center in Charlotte, North Carolina. She won't reveal the exact address yet, but Ms. Maniec tells Eater that the new place will be "full on Corkbuzz" just like the Union Square original. It will have a full restaurant along with the wine bar, and will also offer winemaker dinners and classes. Maniec says, "I hope to be a big part of the wine and sommelier community out there as well and will plan on doing industry events, etc."
Almost exactly a year ago, Maniec told Crain's that she was scouting for other Corkbuzz locations, and that she hopes "to be a brand in major cities." She is also currently working on a second Manhattan outpost in Chelsea Market, which is slated to open in just a few months.
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