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Comings & Goings: Discount wine merchant has a green twist

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From page A13 | May 18, 2014 |

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Operations manager Jake Lenz of Davis shows off the bottling system at Cork It Again Wine Sellers, which opened Friday at 820 Fourth St. in downtown Davis. Wendy Weitzel/Courtesy photo

Cork It Again Wine Sellers opened Friday at 820 Fourth St. It’s a discount retail wine outlet and tasting room.

About half of the wine comes from its winery partner, Donald D. Berdahl II in Lodi. The other half is from local wineries, said operations manager Jake Lenz, whose parents John and Jeanene Lenz own the business. He couldn’t disclose the wineries.

The concept is a bit like beer growlers, but less expensive. Customers may taste — for free — up to three red wines and one white on tap at a time, and then purchase full bottles to take home. They return the empty bottle for a discount on their next purchase. The bottles feature Cork It Again labels; temporary stickers identify the contents.

I’m not supposed to quote prices in this column but they are quite low. I look forward to trying the wine.

“Wineries spend so much on bottles and labels and distribution,” Jake Lenz said Wednesday, showing off bottles of Barbera and syrah. “By refilling the bottles, you are cutting most of the cost out.”

Hours are noon to 7 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays. Lenz said they are hoping people will make it part of their downtown grocery routine when heading to the Davis Food Co-op, Davis Farmers Market or Whole Foods. “It promotes a green atmosphere,” he said.

Friday’s soft opening will be followed by a grand-opening event in late May or early June.

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As Caffé Italia celebrates its 34th year, the Katz family says its Richards Boulevard restaurant is still there — and still working on a new Davis location.

“I’ll certainly let you know as soon as we know something for sure,” owner and chef Shar Katz said Thursday. “In the meantime, we appreciate the support.”

She said as news spread of its neighboring hotel/conference center expansion, and of the restaurant’s lease expiring in October 2015, “it had really hurt us over the last few years. Folks think we’ve already closed. We’ve got to let everyone know that we’re still cooking!”

Will do, Shar.

— Wendy Weitzel is a freelance writer and editor in Davis. Her column publishes on Sundays. Throughout the week, watch her Comings & Goings Facebook page. If you know about a business coming or going in the area, contact Wendy at wendyedit@gmail.com.

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Wendy Weitzel

Wendy Weitzel

Wendy Weitzel is a longtime journalist and Davis resident. She is a former managing editor of The Davis Enterprise, working there from 1998-2008. She has written her Comings & Goings business column since 2001. Today, she does freelance writing, editing, marketing and design.
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