Tuesday, March 27, 2012

WOW: Spring for trying a NEW wine!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Spring for Trying a NEW Wine!

Marcato Colli Scaligeri SoaveIt is time to SPRING for trying NEW wines!  Lighter dishes, impromtu gatherings and hot days will demand a versatile (and cost effective) wine solution!  Try this new Italian Soave!  For just over $10 per bottle, you can SPRING at taking a chance on something NEW!

Soave is a dry white Italian wine from the Veneto region in Northeast Italy.  Only white wine is produced in the Soave region with a minimum of 70% of the wine coming from the Garganega grape. For Soave DOC wine, up to 30% of the blend can come from Trebbiano di Soave which is also known as Verdicchio and Nestrano.

Product Description

"Ever since the beginning of the 20th century researchers have identified in Soave, the eastern part of the hilly area around Verona, a specific identity linked to the origin of the soil, predominantly volcanic, which differentiates it from the other historic areas of Bardolino and Valpolicella. The Soave Doc area is, as a matter of fact, the most significant one among all the other areas in Veneto Region, that produce wine of denomination of controlled origin." - Winery Notes

Marcato Colli Scaligeri "I Prandi" Soave 2010 Tasting Notes

Medium straw yellow. Delicate and intense bouquet with a pleasant bitterish aftertaste.
Blend: 70% Garganega, 20% Trebbiano di Soave, 10% Chardonnay.

Marcato Colli Scaligeri "I Prandi" Soave 2010 Pairings

Entrees, hors d'oeuvre, fish and light dishes in general.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Meet James Stewart, Stewart Cellars

Meet James Stewart, Stewart Cellars

Special Announcement: Uncorked partners with James Stewart for Winemaker Dinner at Sullivan's Steakhouse!

Stewart Cellars Logo
Uncorked is pleased to share that we have partnered with Sullivan's Steakhouse and Fine Wine Trading Company for a VERY special evening with James Stewart of Stewart Cellars.  This is a four-course meal with wine pairings from Stewart Cellars...the secret:  We will also taste the highly rated "Nomad" Cabernet!

All Uncorked Clients that attend this special event will also enjoy one night, special pricing for all wine purchases at just 10% over wholesale costs!

Call Sullivan's Steakhouse at 704-335-8228 to make reservations, seating is limited.

Event Details:
When: Thursday, March 22nd
Where:  Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1928 South Boulevard
Time:  6:30pm
Cost:  $85 per person

Slingshot Sauvignon Blanc, 2009

First Course
2008, Stewart Cellars 'Sonoma Mountain,' Chardonnay
Porcini Rubbed Quail
Porcini Rubbed Quail | Pan Jus | Grilled Asparagus

Second Course
2008, Stewart Cellars 'Russian River,' Pinot Noir 91pts WA
Five Spice 'St Louis Style' Pork Ribs
'St Louis' Pork Ribs | Beijing BBQ Sauce | Tempura Green Onions

Third Course
2008, Stewart Cellars Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon 91pts WA
Java Rubbed Dry Aged NY Strip
Dry Aged Strip Steak | Steak Cut Pommes Frites| Sweet Braised Red Cabbage

Fourth Course
Frozen Cappuccino
Cappuccino Ice Cream | Espresso Syrup | Vanilla Crème Fraiche

WOW: Cheers to SPRING! Duval Leroy Pre-Sale

WOW: Wine of the Week

Cheers to SPRING!  Spring Pre-Orders Thru 4/30!

Duval Leroy LogoAfter what was a VERY mild winter, Uncorked gladly ushers in Spring!  There is no better way to welcome and celebrate a new season than with BUBBLES!

Well...not true:  Bubbles on sale are even better!  This week's WOW features three selections from the Duval Leroy portfolio that are on a spring buy-in pre-sale through April 30, 2012.

That's right:  More than a month to cash in on these savings!

"Champagne Duval-Leroy was founded in 1859 when two Champagne families came together to share their interests.  Since its creation, Champagne DUVAL-LEROY has been located in Vertus, in the heart of “La Cote des Blancs”. Currently the House cultivates about 200 hectares, much of which is devoted to production of high quality Chardonnay grapes. The predominance of Chardonnay in the elaboration of the cuvees gives a finesse, lightness and elegance to DUVAL-LEROY champagnes. Headed by Carol DUVAL-LEROY since 1991, the company is one of the few remaining 100% family-owned Champagne firms and is ranked in the 15 top Champagne houses." - Winery Notes
Duval Leroy Cuvee Paris 2006
- 91, Wine Spectator
Uncorked everyday price: $45.70
Uncorked Pre-Sale Spring Pricing: $38.80
Retail: $58.99

Duval Leroy Brut Rose N/V
- 92, Wine Spectator
Uncorked everyday price: $50.18
Uncorked Pre-Sale Spring Pricing: $45.70
Retail: $63.99

Duval Leroy Clos de Bouveries 2004
- 91, Wine Spectator
Uncorked everyday price: $65.00
Uncorked Pre-Sale Spring Pricing: $50.18
Retail: $72.50

Monday, March 12, 2012

WOW: Going "Green" in Honor of St. Patrick's Day!

WOW: Wine of the Week

FREE Wine Tastings and a Going "Green!"

Upcoming Wine Tasting...THIS week!

Mark your calendar for the following date.  You will want to remember that this is the FIRST tasting of 2012 with Uncorked!  Our Q1 WOW: Wine on Wednesday is just nine (2) days away!  Click on the link and RSVP today!

Save the DatesQ1 WOW: Wine on Wednesday
When: Wednesday, March 14th
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Place: The Residence, Southpark
Wine Selections:
Lamberti Prosecco
Lagaria Pinot Grigio
Liberty School Chardonnay
Farnese Montepulciano
Kermit Lynch Rhone
Asana Zinfandel


Going "Green" for St. Patrick's Day: Cuma Organic Wines

Cuma WineryWhat better way to celebrate and honor St. Patrick Day than with "green" wine?!

The two WOW: Wine of the Week selections are from Michel Torino Estates, Cuma Torrontes (this does actually have a green tint!) and Cuma Malbec.

Both wines are value priced under $12 per bottle and will be the perfect way to celebrate and wear your green with pride (and good taste!).

Cuma Organic Wines

Cuma is the range of organic wines produced by Michel Torino Estate. Viticulture and winemaking practices are strictly controlled and certified organic. Fertilizers used in the vineyards are sheep manure, ants are controlled with diatom earth, and weeds are cut with machetes: all natural elements. In the winery, sulphur levels are lower than conventional wines.
“Cuma” means pure and clear in Aymará, the language of a tribe who inhabited the region in the time of the Incas. For Michel Torino, the organic practices are a way to reconnect to the land and contribute ecological responsibility for future generations. The expression of the wines is accentuated; flavors and tastes are more intense, fresher and more natural, because the grape is allowed to express itself in the most genuine way.