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Medium Monday- Date Added, Click Here!

Once a month, resident Psychic Medium Jennifer Shaffer gathers 15-20 people at Uncorked for a group reading. Our latest incarnation of Medium Monday has sold out so we’ve added another date! Call the shop at 424-247-7117 and reserve your spot to experience the amazing Jennifer Shaffer on Monday, Sept 30. We predict a full house!…

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This Friday- Wines from Down Under

Which wines do wallabies want? What vino does a quokka quaff? What concoction would a kangaroo consume?   We’re pretty sure most marsupials would gladly sip a sublime Shiraz, but in case you still have any doubts, these questions and others will be answered this Friday at Uncorked from 6-9 when we feature wines from “Down…

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Tuesday Night Wine Classes are Back

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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Wine of the Week- Verdicchio del Pozzo Buono Classico 2017

Verdicchio is the name of a white grape variety that is grown in the Marche region of central Italy and has been fueling greatness for over a millennium. It’s said that when the Dothraki marched on Rome in the 4th century in search of fresh water (they loathe the sea since their horses cannot drink…

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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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Friday Theme Nights

Sign up for our weekly email blast here and don’t miss our weekly specials, events. and information about our our Friday theme nights. It may be a visiting winemaker, a fun wine tasting (Girl Scout cookie pairing anyone?) or maybe a blind tasting. Whatever the event, there will be wine involved!   

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