The Wine Tunnel hosts a cork sculpture contest

Max Cooper

Stop! Don’t throw away that cork. It could win you $100 worth of wine.

The Wine Tunnel is hosting a cork sculpture contest (although screw caps and synthetic corks are also allowed). Enter your masterpiece at the shop at 148 Tunnel Road by 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, to win. The grand prize is a $100 gift certificate.

Entries are not limited to sculpture in the traditional sense. Cork crafts, such as bulletin boards are OK, too.

Manager Vivie Bernard says creativity is the goal. “It doesn’t have to be a specific type of sculpture,” she says. “We’re trying to keep it open.”

In the past, she’s made planters and boats from corks, and she envisions all sorts of other creative uses. “Once you start looking online, you go down the rabbit hole,” she says. “You can make the cork into different mediums.”

Other materials are allowed, but visually, the finished piece should look like cork.

The judging takes place on Friday, Aug. 30, at the Wine Tunnel from 6 to 9 p.m. Live music, Santosha Chocolate (formerly Raw Shakti) samples and wine tastings are part of the event.

For more information, call the Wine Tunnel at 254-0504.


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