Fermenting Ferguson: Cork Wine Bar and Hill Brewing Company are the new kids on Ferguson's block

Any pop-culture observer worth her weight in Chuck Klosterman books can identify the exact moment when wine geekery went mainstream: the 2004 Alexander Payne movie Sideways, with Paul Giamatti as the pinot noir-romanticizing, merlot-hating Miles. Craft beer might not have enjoyed its breakthrough moment yet — though Hollywood types are welcome to read my spec script, Hopheads, in which an upstart craft brewer (Ryan Reynolds?) matches wills and wits with a smoking-hot liquor distributor (Kate Hudson?) — but its growth has been swift and assured.

You can find the latest local evidence of both phenomena in Ferguson. Over the past year, the north-county municipality has welcomed a wine bar and a brewpub. Both are positive additions to Ferguson, the sort of ventures that often wind up in the city or the better-heeled areas of the county. Yet both also raise an interesting question: Is it enough merely to sate diners' increasing interest in wine and craft beer?

Click here for our review of Cork Wine Bar.

Location Info


Cork Wine Bar

423 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Ferguson

Click here for our review of Hill Brewing Company.