Opened May 2021!!
Located in the Shops at Lakeside in Flower Mound, CLINK Wine Bar + Bites is a food and wine haven for locals and out of towners alike to meet, hang out and enjoy a great glass of wine, beer, or meal in our relaxed and comfortable atmosphere designed to feel like an extension of your home.
We invite you to stop in and enjoy one of 16 wines and 4 beers served on tap, as well as some rotating favorite wines from around the world available by the glass or bottle. Drop by or come stay for a while in our airy indoor dining or outdoor covered patio for some delightful "bites", our tapas-style plates such as flat breads, charcuterie boards, salads, small and large plates as well as desserts available for dine-in or to-go ordering. Looking for other ways to enjoy CLINK? Schedule your event in our private event room, or book one of our monthly wine classes and events.
Meet Laura Black your Flower Mound local sommelier, entrepreneur, and owner of CLINK Wine Bar + Bites. Laura began her career in the restaurant industry in her teens as a server. While pursuing a Bachelor’s in Marketing she continued to work in restaurants serving, bartending and even in the kitchen.
Growing up, her mother was a big fan of wine and inspired her to learn more about wine. During a trip to Napa and Sonoma she fell in love with wine and the stories it tells of where it comes from and how it was crafted. A few years after graduation a unique opportunity came her way to work representing Brown-Forman’s iconic spirits and wine brands. She jumped at the opportunity and spent 11 years representing brands like Jack Daniel’s, Korbel and Sonoma-Cutrer Wines.
Along the way her passion for wine increased leading her to take several spirits and wine classes and get certifications from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and the Court of Master Sommeliers. Over the years friends and family heard often about her love of wine and dream of opening a wine bar. Bolstered by their support she began researching, drafting a business plan, and finding the perfect location. CLINK is the culmination of all that hard work.
As Laura says, “Wine is
about community. It is meant to be shared with family or friends while enjoying
moments big and small. My job is to find you a great glass or bottle to enjoy
that enriches your experience”.
Greg was born in England and moved to Philadelphia at a young age. His passion for food and cooking came from his grandmother. Amah would take him along on her weekly trips to the Italian Market on 9th Street in South Philly. After receiving a BA in American History from Washington and Lee University, he attended The New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont and graduated with an ASOP in Culinary Arts.
He continued his training in London at The Connaught Hotel, La Panitiere in Rye, NY, The Hanover Inn at Darmouth College, and Twin Farms in Barnard, VT. After getting married and moving to Pittsburgh, he worked at The Duquesne Club, opened Magoo’s Bar & Bistro, and ran the kitchens at The Hyeholde, La Perroquet, and Bellini. After spending 10+ as sales and marketing consultant for a broadline food purveyor, he started his own culinary consulting business while receiving a Certificate of Proficiency in Food Science from Washington State University.
Greg moved Dallas in December of 2016 to take on the role of Global Innovation Chef for Chili’s with Brinker International. His wife Kathleen and 3 children came in summer of 2017 after finishing out the school year. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, biking, kayaking, and gardening.