As much as we might try to deny it, 2019 has quickly flown by, and the holidays are now knocking at our doors. When in need of a good bottle of red or bubbly for a special gathering, look to these locally owned wine shops in Plano for knowledgeable, courteous service.
Corner Wines, located in Lakeside Market off Preston Road, is owned by Lynda and Jim McDevitt. After starting his career in the California wine industry and then moving to 30 years in a totally different field, Jim decided to get back into the wine world and opened his shop in 2006. Together, Jim and Lynda carry a variety of wines from around the world, ranging in price from $15 up to $800.
With a comfortable, friendly atmosphere they liken to the TV show “Cheers,” Corner Wines helps customers find the perfect wine for an event, as well as widen their knowledge on the wine world in general. Customers can take French and Italian lessons, attend monthly wine tastings and even sign up to attend guided tours of winemakers around the world.
Fuzi Fine Wines
Fuzi Fine Wines is located just off Park and Preston next to its sister restaurant, Yao Fuzi. Owned since 2011 by Chris Yao, the tiny shop has a well-curated selection of mostly domestic wines, and an area dedicated to European offerings from France, Italy and Spain.
Chris is passionate about wine, and wanted to bring a concierge-type service to his fellow enthusiasts. Fuzi Fine Wines can help customers source anything from a single rare bottle to a large order to serve at a formal event. Prices for a single bottle range from $10 to several thousand dollars and can fit any budget.
Buon Vino calls itself a speakeasy of sorts. And once you navigate from the entrance of its corporate-looking office building located at 2800 Dallas Parkway, back to the hidden wine tasting room, you’ll know why.
Buon Vino – opened in 2007 – is owned in majority by sommelier Gerald Morgan. It’s not a typical stop-in-and-grab-a-bottle shop; instead, it’s something more personal. The interior is more like an intimate wine bar with low lighting, a long bar and small tables where friends and couples can come in for a special tasting events.
Gerald’s connections allow him to bring interesting and hard-to-find wines to his customers. While Buon Vino does carry a few bottles of popular wines in stock, much of its business is helping customers with custom orders.
While he can help collectors find vintage bottles, Gerald doesn’t usually keep those types of wines on hand. Prices vary from $100 to $800 for average labels.