It’s always a good day to support a black-owned business. If you’re looking for a warm atmosphere to go along with your wine shopping, we’ve got just the place for you!
Happy Cork, founded by the dynamic Sunshine Foss in 2019, is a lively wine and spirits shop that proudly features the largest selection of Black and minority-owned brands. With a carefully curated assortment, this spirited store is more than just a retail space – it’s a vibrant platform for underrepresented entrepreneurs in the industry.
“When I first ventured into the world of wine and spirits, I knew I needed to give a platform to these underserved, amazing brands that were often overlooked,” said Foss. “It’s now become my passion to highlight and show these wonderful brands while catering to the community surrounding us.”
Sunshine’s passion for showcasing the exceptional quality and unique flavors is evident in Happy Cork’s carefully selected products. The store not only provides a diverse range of options but also hosts tasting events and regular programming to engage customers in the craftsmanship behind the brands.
In addition to emerging brands, Happy Cork also has a wide inventory of celebrity-owned labels, including spirits created by the likes of A$AP Rocky, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, and Raekwon from the Wu-Tang Clan.
As Happy Cork celebrates its 5th anniversary, Sunshine welcomes visitors to the shop’s super exclusive speakeasy tasting room located right upstairs! The fully decked out and decorated space features colorful velvet chairs, shag carpets, whimsical decor, and bold floral wallpaper creating the perfect backdrop to experiencing Happy Cork’s illustrious collection.
Happy Cork’s commitment to community-building is a focal point, with initiatives that address the challenges faced by minority-owned brands seeking visibility in a competitive market. The store’s dedication is palpable in every detail, from upcycled displays to recycled merchandise, creating an inviting space for customers to explore, ask questions, and enjoy the offerings.
The shop offers nationwide shipping and an exclusive Wine Club featuring Black-owned libations, Happy Cork has become a must-visit destination, woven into the fabric of the local community.
We made a visit recently and even left our Secret NYC stamp of approval!
Step inside and experience the joy – Happy Cork is not just a store; it’s an embodiment of passion, diversity, and community!
📍: 51 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY