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Posts by Mark West

Wine of the Week- Figge Family GSM

Stella (whose visage adorns the label of this wine) might tell you GSM stands for “Got Some Meat (preferably bacon)?”.   But of course, to us wine loving humans it stands for Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre, everyone’s favorite blend.   The perfect gift for any dog lover, swing by  this week and pick up a bottle to find…

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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: Nov 4 (sold out) Nov 18 (sold out) Dec 2nd Dec 9 (sold out) Dec 23 Dec 30 Call the shop at 424-247-7117 for an update on availability and…

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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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