James Island’s CudaCo. opened at 765 Folly Road earlier this year, selling fresh, seasonal and sustainably sourced seafood like butchered whole fish, oysters, peel and eat shrimp and more.

The venture is a collaboration between co-owners Shaun Brian, former executive chef at Parcel 32, and Chris John, the owner of Oyster Point Seafood. CudaCo. operates as a seafood market and restaurant with a full menu and grab-and-go options.

The business’ core focus is on sustainability throughout every aspect of the company from where they source their fish (Crosby’s and Carolina Seafood to name a few) to who they source their wines from.

To celebrate their new wine and beer service, CudaCo. is hosting a launch party with a free wine samples paired with bites on Thurs., July 15 from 3-7 p.m.

“When I was developing the beer and wine program here, I really wanted to do something unique and specifically get products that go great with seafood,” said Brian.

From traditional wine pairings like bubbles and roses to more unique offerings like orange wines and lambrusco, a chilled, sparkling red wine, the selection is certainly unique.

“You’re not going to find any of these wines at the grocery store,” said Brian. “They’re all small, family-owned companies with a lot of wines that are organic, biodynamic or vegan.”

As for the beer selection, CudaCo. is focused entirely on local brews. Island Brand’s beers along with selections from Edmund’s Oast Brewery, Revelry Brewing Co. and Westbrook Brewing are available.

Customers can purchase wine by the glass or bottle if dining in and opt to take the bottle with them for no corking fee. People popping in for grab-and-go food or products from the seafood market can also purchase retail cans of beer and bottles of wine to bring home.

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