Tuesday, May 31, 2011

WOW: DEEP Discount on Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc...UNDER $10!

WOW: Wine of the Week

DEEP Discount on Frenzy New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc!

Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Summer is turning up the heat and ShopUncorked.com is turning up the discounts!  This New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Frenzy is a special buy-in  by ShopUncorked.com.  With a limited number available at this price...AND under $10.00...this summer sensation is guaranteed to sell out quickly!

A refreshing addition to the deck, pool, picnic, boat, etc. nearest you, summer will never be the same once you have a little Frenzy in your life!  R

Product Description

Frenzy is the result of a partnership between industry leader Wilson Daniels and Mount Nelson - Lodovico Antinori’s premier New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Each year the winery found themselves with grapes in excess of what they needed for their Mount Nelson program. Working with these exceptional grapes and grapes from other highly regarded sites throughout the Marlborough region Wilson Daniels created a more affordable wine that is a straightforward, yet exciting expression of Sauvignon Blanc.  Frenzy is a name inspired by the myriad, uncontrollable forces of nature that must fall into place in order to make great wine. It also connotes the numerous, vivid aromatic and flavor characteristics you will find in this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Tasting Notes

This wine truly is a FRENZY. Brisk, almost untamed flavors and acidity leap out of the glass and excite the palate.  Frenzy doesn’t compromise in its display of peach, grapefruit, lime, melon and fresh-cut grass characteristics, all enveloped in a brisk, refreshing acidity that will complement a wide range of foods.

Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Tasting Notes

It pairs with a wide range of foods including shellfish, sushi, goat cheese, salads and foods with spicy characteristics like Latin and Asian inspired dishes. Serious enough for any table, but try it with a spicy burrito – yum!

Monday, May 23, 2011

WOW: Summer Lovin' White!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Summer Lovin' White Wine:  Memorial Day Star!

Michel Torino Cuma Torrontes 2010
Not unlike most things in life, it is possible to be stuck in a wine-rut too!  Red and white wine drinkers beware:  It can happen to you!

This wine commands attention.  This Torrontes will make a convert out of religious Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio drinkers alike.  It is a refreshing change to the expected flavor profiles of most white wines that Uncorked KNOWS you are growing tired of drinking!  Torrontes is traditionally an Argentinian varietal that exhibits very aromatic characteristics.  Pleasing to the nose and palate, this wine will reignite your passion for white wines!

Make this Torrontes the addition to your Memorial Day Celebration.  It will be a conversational piece and the perfect accompaniment to a leisurely holiday weekend. 

Product Description

With over 1500 acres of vineyards standing at the extreme elevations of 5500-6600 feet above sea level, Michel Torino is the most important winery in Argentina's Cafayate Valley set in the rugged high-dessert terrain of the country's northwest.
Brothers Salvador and David Michel founded the winery in 1892, 22 years after discovering the Cafayate as an area suitable for fine wine production. This unique climate averages 330-340 sunny days per year with a low humidity and a great thermal range, with evenly warm days (82 degrees) and cool nights. Rainfall is sparce; averaging just 3-6 inches anually.  Each of the Michel Torino wines are hand-harvested in the estate's own vineyards high in the Andean foothills. The estate practices sustainable, environmentally friendly farming by minimizing the use of fertilizers and chemicals in the vineyard and winery.
The unique Cafayete climate manifests itself in the elegant, focused profile of Michel Torino's wines. These are wines with an indelible sense of place, wines which complement food rather than overpower, wines which are true to their origin.
"Cuma" means clean and pure in Aymara language.  All organic practices are carried over from vineyard to winery where the wines are carefully handled throughout the entire vinification process. Cuma is produced to be drunk young, therefore little oak is used in the winery; instead the wines are aged at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks in an effort to showcase they're natural complexity and deep fruit flavors.

Michel Torino Cuma Torrontes 2010 Tasting Notes

The wine shows a bright green/yellow color, the wine has aromas of rose petals and hints of jasmine and orange skin. On the palate, the wine exhibits fresh and floral fruit with a refreshing, bracing acidity. The palate flavors include fresh peaches and a floral taste that is typical with this grape.

Monday, May 16, 2011

WOW: Wine and Cheeseburgers?!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Sparkling Shiraz:  Cheeseburger PERFECT Wine!

Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz
There is no denying it now:  Summer is just around the corner.  Warmer temperatures inspire outdoor grilling, impromptu dinner parties with neighbors and inevitably cheeseburgers on the grill!

While some may find that white wines are their varietal(s) of choice for these HOT summer months, red wine drinkers must UNITE!  This is a call to arms for red wine lovers and the grill-masters that Uncorked knows you are!  This is the red wine for you and all of your grilled meat wonders!  The best of both worlds combine for this self-indulged, self-proclaimed bubble-lover:  Red wine AND bubbles?!  What better combination could there be?!  Refreshing and complex, this sparkling Shiraz may just become your new Summer wine staple.  We won't even say "I told you so."

Product Description

The Galvanized Wine Group offers “rocks off” excitement, energy and above all, no end of empathy with the palates of lovers of wines of the New World. Stone the crows!
Based in South Australia's burgeoning McLaren Vale region, the group champions wines from proven vineyards, blessed with fortunate terroir, noted for the love and care of their viticulturists. And their mates!

Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz NV Reviews

"Fizzy and fine, the elegant Black Chook Shiraz delivers excellent black fruit flavors that stay focused on the palate; long in the finish with a hint of sweetness"  - 90, Wilford Wong
"Pleasantly soft and spicy, with pretty berry and licorice flavors vying for attention as the fizzy texture flits past." - Wine Spectator

Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz NV Tasting Notes

"This non vintage wine sparkles to the tune of a well-balanced blend; predominantly three-year-old Shiraz, aged in old French oak barrels showing wonderful smooth integrated fruit and a rich weighty texture across the palate. This is blended with a touch of younger vintage Shiraz bringing ripe juicy fruit characters to the finished product. The fruit is sourced from premium Shiraz growing regions including McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek with the result being a rich, luscious Sparkling Shiraz that is well balanced and destined to compliment pork and turkey or any occasion to celebrate!" - Winery Notes

Monday, May 9, 2011

WOW: Veuve Clicquot The Fridge Box

WOW: Wine of the Week

Limited Edition, Limited Availability Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot Fridge Box
What better way to kick off the summer than with a classic French Champagne?!  One sip of this French Folly and all will be right with your world.  What is better yet is the limited edition packaging for this VCP.  Inspired by the 1950's classic fridge, this vessel will keep your VCP at optimal temperature for up to two hours.  Use it time and time again to transport your VCP where ever you may roam.  Fashionable AND functional?!  Leave it to the professionals at Veuve.

Order now as quantities are VERY limited.  The Champagne lover in your life will thank you, time and time again!

Product Description

A vibrant tribute to the eternal style of Brut Yellow Label, Le Fridge is making a name for itself as the new “must-have” for anyone emulating the Clicquot Touch.  This individual box, a nod to the refrigerators of the 1950s, keeps a bottle of Brut Yellow Label at the ideal temperature for at least two hours.
Breaking the ice without making it melt, sparkling and enjoying the cool air right up to the very first sip.  Veuve Clicquot Fridg is a state of mind. An attitude. Irreverent. It speaks for itself. Defying both allure and function. Somewhere between vintage and avant-garde. A fellow traveller as well as a design accessory.  Marrying sophistication and elegance with technology and know how, it accompanies each moment of pleasure and every flight of fancy. Let’s play.  Ideal for storing champagne, it is able to accommodate any Veuve Clicquot bottle and can be used time and time again.
For their latest gift box, Veuve Clicquot has trusted the genius of Denis Boudard of QSLD Paris.

Veuve Clicquot Brut NV Champagne The Fridge Box Reviews

"Hints of toast and biscuit accent lightly honeyed flavors of quince, apple blossom and peach in this fresh and balanced Champagne. There’s a stony underpinning, with a smoke-tinged finish. Drink now through 2013." - 90, Wine Spectator

Veuve Clicquot Brut NV Champagne The Fridge Box Tasting Notes

Clicquot's signature non-vintage Brut is loved all over the world for its crisp, full flavors, consistent quality and celebratory yellow label. This classical dry Champagne is a blend of two-thirds black grapes (Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) for body, balanced with one-third Chardonnay for elegance. It has a fine persistent sparkle and golden Champagne color.

Monday, May 2, 2011

WOW: Mother's Day 2011

WOW: Wine of the Week

Mother's Day 2011--Just 6 Days Remain!

Mother's Day Gift 2011
Appliances, not appropriate.  Flowers, die.  You can only wear so much jewelry.  Why not give your Mother, Grandmother, Mother of your children, or just the special woman in your life (please, let me know if you need my address!) the gift of liquid relaxation...the gift of wine!

Give your favorite woman the chance to take time to enjoy herself, to have a moment of indulgence that transports her to a different region, country...or just a different state of mind!

With just 6 days remaining until Mother's Day, Uncorked is here to help with your Mother's Day gift giving.

Uncorked is featuring several different wines on our "Wine of the Week" category on the site.  Remember too, that Uncorked gift packages in one or two-bottle gift boxes with our signature style!

Also for your consideration are the Uncorked Wine of the Month gifts.  Give your special lady the gift that keeps giving for the next 6-12 months!

Time is of the essence though and Uncorked wants to assist in creating the perfect Mother's Day gift, but all orders must be placed by Wednesday, May 4th to ensure a prompt, beautiful delivery.

Wine of the Month Clubs Product Description

The Wine of the Month Clubs are a completely customizable experience for personal enjoyment or as a unique gift choice for the Wine Lover in your life. The Wine of the Month Club is perfect for budding wine lovers and experts alike!   This program is completely customized to you!  From duration of Membership (6 or 12 months), two pricing tiers ($30 and $60 per month, plus shipping) to the ability to specify the combination of wines you desire to receive each month!  Uncorked's Wine of the Month Club will provide exposure to varying varietals and wine regions.
Membership Includes:
  • 6 or 12 months of monthly wine deliveries, two bottles per month.  Your shipment will consist of your choice of two white wines, two red wines or one white and one red wine each month. 
  • Complete tasting notes and food pairing suggestions for each of the wines.
  • Opportunity to have exposure to wines that are NOT available to grocery stores or wine shops.
  • Opportunity to reorder wines from shipments at discounted pricing.
  • Access to your own personal Wine Consultant who will build a personal relationship with you and readily suggest wines that will compliment your palate profile.
  • No more guessing, no hassle, and no more bad wine!