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Wine of the Week- The Omen Wines – #realwine

omen noun:\ ˈō-mən  \ 1) prophetic significance. 2) an event regarded as a portent of good or evil. 3) Scary good wines   A project of winemaker Alexandre Remy and his team, Omen produces lush, round and ripe wines from vineyards in Paso Robles, the Sierra Foothills, and Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley AVA. Alexandre is fanatical about #realwine…

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Purchase Tickets Online for our 8th Anniversary Party

Time flies when you’re drinking Wine!   Yes, it’s that time of year again, we’re celebrating our 8th anniversary on Sunday, October 27,  2-6pm! We’ll be rolling out the food, wine, and entertainment once again under the big tent in the parking lot behind the shop. Over 60 wineries will be represented, food and appetizers…

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Medium Monday- Dates Added, Click Here!

Join us as resident Psychic Medium Jennifer Shaffer gathers 15-20 people at Uncorked for a group reading. Due to popular demand we’ve added the following dates: Sept 16 (sold out) Sept 30 (sold out) Oct 14 Oct 28 Nov 18 Dec 9 Call the shop at 424-247-7117 for an update on availability and to reserve…

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Tuesday Night Wine Class

Ready to take your wine knowledge to the next level? Sign up for Tuesday Night Wine Classes 2.0 (our first series sold out) with CSW & Certified Sommelier/ Instructor Nancie Hemminger.   Classes begin at 7:00pm, last 1.5- 2 hours and cost $55/$45 per class (pursuant to the wines being tasted- $10 off for wine club…

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Champagne!

(Post by Nanci Hemminger) Awhile ago I lead the Enology Club from Northrup through a tasting of several Champagnes and other sparkling wines. In preparation I researched the wines I would be pouring and also delved into the fascinating history of Champagne. This is what I learned…

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Champagne 101

Sparkling wine is, well, wine that has carbon dioxide added to make it fizzy, during a secondary fermentation.  Of course the most well known example of sparkling wine comes from France (so do French bulldogs but I won’t hold that against ‘em) and is known as Champagne, a sparkling wine that is made in the…

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Baker the bougy wine dog on Chardonnay, Pinot, and Burgendy

The Region: Burgundy Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. ‘Nuf said. Unless you’ve been under a rock or drinking Colt 45 since you were 12, you know these two grapes. They are the two main grapes of Burgundy (if you’re lookin’ at a bottle of French wine don’t be confused by the term “Bourgogne”-its’ just the French…

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A Short History of the Universe (of California Wines)

The Spanish were the first winemakers in California-they planted vineyards along with each mission they built. Well, I mean…you need wine for communion, right? For the most part they planted what has become known as the “mission grape”. The Gold Rush (1849) brought an influx of winos and hence a new demand for wine; it…

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Mark’s Paso Trip

We headed out from the South Bay on a beautiful morning in search the perfect zinfandel. Instead of going someplace close like Uncorked, I was headed up to Paso Robles to meet some friends for a weekend of wine tasting, in the town where I first learned to drink wine. Well, I already knew how…

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