The Vin Goat cheese shop has received a license from the state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and soon will be stocking wines and craft beers, putting the “vin” into the Vin Goat, according to the shop’s blog.
The shop at 3326 East Coast Highway also will be allowed to host wine tastings after hours, with the first event scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 31.
“We are very happy,” said co-owner Erich Vogel in an email. The Newport Beach Zoning Administrator last month granted permission to the business to conduct tastings and serve alcohol as well.
Vin Goat applied for the state license in May (read our story here). Vogel said he and co-owner John Bennett already had selected items to stock and were waiting for the license before placing orders.
“(W)e’ve had a few things picked out for a while now, waiting until we could actually pull the trigger,” Vogel’s email said.
The Vin Goat blog said the next six to eight weeks will be busy in the shop with the installation of wine racks and the addition of new products.
“The focus of our efforts will be on family owned or closely held, small production wineries from around the world that produce exceptional wines using traditional methods that exemplify the individual varietal, and showcase their respective region’s terroir,” the blog states.
“We would like to sincerely thank the community of Corona del Mar for their strong support, not only during the application process, but for all of our efforts as well,” the blog states. “You have warmly welcomed us into your community over the past year, and we look forward to serving you for many years to come.”
A flier for the wine tasting classes states that the events will include tastes of at least nine cheeses with five paired wines and will be limited to 10 participants. The cost will be $50 per person; reservations can be made by calling (949) 673-2200. Classes will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The July 31 event will focus on California artisan cheeses and wines.