Must Wine Loft is opening in downtown St. Pete this October

The pop-up wine cheese and wine pairing class is getting a brick-and-mortar.

click to enlarge Must Wine Loft is opening in downtown St. Pete this October

Must Wine was hosting pop-ups and classes at Savory Spice Shop, but it will soon have a home of its own thanks to the Must Wine Loft brick-and-mortar opening at 442 2nd St. N. in St. Petersburg this October.

Founder Jessica Arkwright, alongside co-founder Alex Paunic and trusted partner Raymond Cotteret have taken over a former laundromat and are transforming it into an updated European-inspired wine and cheese loft. 

Arkwright is the appointed sommelier, Cotteret handles the cheese. Soon enough, locals will not only be able to take courses like the upcoming Vermouth 101 on October 23, but they can also snag bottles of wine ,as well as imported and domestic cheese and charcuterie. 

Want to hang around? Customers can snack on sandwiches, paninis, boards and a selection of pintxos and tapas. 

If you know you're going to be a regular, you can join the Cork & Curd Club. There are three different types of memberships, depending on your budget ($49-$89) and your love for cheese and wine. 

The base membership gets you two 750ml bottles of wine and two varieties of cheese for $49 plus tax. Members can swing by on the third Thursday of each month, otherwise known as "Third Curdsday" to enjoy a complimentary tasting of that month's featured wines and cheeses. 

Fingers crossed you're not lactose intolerant. 

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