Taste at Corks Out

Corks Out Tasting Machine

‘Taste’ - A whole new adventure into the world of wine... Our very own Wine Jukebox!

Champagne Pod's - Once again, Corks Out is ahead of the rest and installed Champagne cabinets at our bars  These machines seal and keep Champagne fresh for up to two weeks.  Not that we even have any open that long!  We are now serving 10 Champagnes by the glass so there is plenty of choice.

All of our stores have 2 or more tasting machines available. Alderley Edge became the first of our stores to offer this tasting concept with the installation of two sampling machines, think of it as a wine jukebox!  And, our medieval cellars in Chester followed and now has four... that's an amazing 32 wines to choose from! 

Last year Stockton Heath extended its seating with a wine room, located off the garden area it provides a relaxed environment to enjoy your wine.  The Champagne & Cocktail offering has increased, not to mention the best G&T in town.  Alderley Edge has had an extensive re-fit and become a trendy Champagne & Cocktail bar, serving snacks, quality wine by the glass, coffee and specialist teas. Our most recent endeavour is at  Corks Out Chester, a refub of our already buzzing bar offers you a place to relax in the most interesting surroundings you’ll find in Chester. 

The Italian machines, which are the latest in wine technology, are argon sealed units that can keep wines fresh and at the correct temperature for weeks. (around 4-6 wines are changed on a weekly basis to give you regular choice)


The system delivers a perfectly fresh sample into your glass from as little as 30p, right up to the heights of a famous icon wine.  There will be some quirky alternatives and hidden gems in addition to the great wines we all know and love. 

Personal ‘Taste’ cards are credited from as little as £5 and our knowledgeable and enthusiastic team are on hand to guide you and help you find out a little more about what’s in your glass. 

As well as sampling, the system will also pour you a 125ml or 175ml glass of wine from as little as £2.00, which you can consume on the premises in comfortable seating areas. 


The idea is to offer you the opportunity to explore a new grape variety or region without spending a fortune, or simply taste before you buy. 

Therefore, if you are fed up with Pinot Grigio, why not try our crisp Gruner Veltliner from Austria with its intense white peach flavours or the famous Vega Sicilia wine from the Ribera del Duero region of Spain. 

Wines in our ‘Taste’ machine change on a weekly basis and each month a number of wines will take on a theme, a particular grape, country, region or producer. Chateau Musar was a popular theme last Nov in Chester.

Private and corporate tasting sessions are available, where we can offer a unique tasting experience for a group of family and friends or to entertain clients.  Why not treat a friend to a ‘Taste’ card as a gift or use as an incentive for staff and clients- read more here

A Taste above the rest!

Alderley Edge, Chester, Stockton Heath, Knutsford and Timperley all have on-premise licences now, therefore you can enjoy a glass of your favourite wine or fizz from £2.99 a glass.

Testimonials about our 'Taste' Machine...

“Just to let you know... I gave a friend a voucher for the Wine Jukebox - they were in last Saturday and loved it !  And treated themselves to a bottle!”

Good Morning,

Just a quick line to inform you of a great experience I had yesterday.

I called into the Stockton Heath shop and was delighted to see on taste a bottle of SASSICAIA 2007.

I had that very morning been reading about Decanter man of the year Giacomo Tachis what a coincidence!!

I just had to try it!!

I was one of the first so there was a little trepidation but upon tasting it I was delighted.

What a great opportunity to try such an iconic wine, I would recommend it but get there before it goes.


John Stonier

“Corks Out is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading independents continually evolving and investing in its growing number of stores. This year has seen even more development as owner Ruth Yates moved the art of hand-selling wines up a gear by installing wine sampling machines.Simply a fantastic place to shop and to be inspired about wine.”

Rosie Davenport, Editor at Off Licence News 



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