Coastal Uncorked event lets you sip while you shop

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) A new event to the annual Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival – Sip and Shop - invites you to enjoy a new version of retail therapy.

Some of the best businesses in the Grand Strand are opening their doors to shoppers Friday that can sip wine or champagne while the browse through the racks from noon to 4 p.m.

Some participating stores will have extended shopping hours.

Participating stores include: Ooh La La, Studio 77 Gifts & Accessories, The Little White Dress, Coastal Wine Boutique, Kitchen Capers, Rose Arbor Fabrics, Art & Soul, Barbara's Fine Gifts, The Social Garden and The Wacky Rabbit.

"We are so excited that so many people in our community want to get involved in the promotion of Coastal Uncorked," said Heidi Vukov, founder of Myrtle Beach's premier food, wine and spirits festival.

Business owners hope their customers Friday coming to shop with wine glass in hand will enjoy the ambiance and kind customer service their stores can offer.

"We are always real friendly and upbeat," said Paula Joyner, owner of The Wacky Rabbit, at 7702 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. "When people come to Sip & Shop at The Wacky Rabbit, they will come to a real, welcoming atmosphere. It will be as if they were coming into somebody's home."

The Wacky Rabbit will have an wide range of appetizers for sipping shoppers to enjoy including homemade fudge prepared by Joyner, wine nuts (for sale) and rum cake (also available for sale).

All customers must be at least 21 to enjoy the alcoholic beverages at all participating stores.

For more information about Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine & Spirits Festival, visit

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