UnCork-It

312-321-9400 393 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
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Welcome to UnCork-It. UnCork-It is the brainchild of owners George and Peter Stellas, both Chicago natives. The Stellas family has been in the grocery business for almost 80 years in Chicago and their stores have always been at the cutting edge of retail excellence. In March 2003 George took over running his downtown store liquor department and he immediately saw the potential and need to offer his customers the best prices in the city, yet in a very clean sophisticated environment. "The demographics of the wine and liquor customer has changed in the last few years and we wanted to build a store that addressed the changing customer base." Thus UnCork-It was born! – Description from markomkc

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  • 2 Question came up lately..1) I've been to a wine tasting lately where Philippe Magrez, son of Bernard Magrez presented some of their wines. Some younger, some older vintages. During the tasting someone asked the question how long before consumption one should decant wine. The answer of Philippe was, the younger the wine the more air it needs to... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2 Questions


  • So I'm just wondering......what's everyone's take on the old screw caps vs cork debate....?  How would you best describe the role of each, and overcome perceptual barriers....? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Screw caps Vs cork


  • Rebello-Valente Vintage Port 1947

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    1947 Rebello, like any '47 vintage port, is in the category of, "if you find ... ... the room the second you uncork it, is worth every penny all by itsel Read More

    Wine review by DoctorJoeE


  • Ratzenberger Riesling Spätlese Bacharacher Wolfshöhle 1999

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    Precisely why I love Ratzenberger: intense concentration of petrol and minerality, piercing shot of sweet tangerine, dried apricots and vanilla spice. Masterful balance. Just love a Riesling like this when it's the right time to uncork. Read More

    Wine review by enotheque


  • Someone asked me this tonight and I could not provide an answer.If a screw cap is 100% air tight how can air get in and influence the wine to age for better or worse?On a sidenote, Is california releasing bottles $50 and above under screwcap?thanks for any help Read More

    Forum post in the topic How can a wine 'age' under a...


  • Collosorbo Brunello 2001

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    We've cellared this for 2 years and decided to uncork in 2010. With A portobello osso bucco and finocchio/potato side, we thought we hit a winner! And to the very end of the meal the tannins were still developing. I think it will stay another year, my partner says he'll keep it another 3. I think that is stretching it.... Read More

    Wine review by joeyjuan


  • Castello di Verrazzano Chianti Classico Riserva 1985

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    Chianti Classico riserva 1985 Cinquecentenario di Verrazzano, likely the best ... an amazing event it was to uncork it, decant it, let it sit for 2 hours and then pour it into a tall voluminous glass. The bocquet was out of this world and the taste!!! Extremely diasappointing to see no more merchants have this in stock. Luckily I have one more... Read More

    Wine review by Moschini


  • I was recently at my wine store and picked up 7 or 8 bottles. I told the manager the horror stories of my experiences with chardonnay. He suggested I give Four Vines Chardonnay a try. So i bought it and brought it home. I had some friends over, and realized to my surprise it was a screw cap: embarrassed I put it back in the cooler. I'm stil... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Screw caps


  • OK, I know we’re all getting bombarded with Gift giving ideas and it can be overwhelming. Sometimes we all could use a little help, and getting a good deal while you’re at it can’t hurt. We’re all looking for something special for our wine loving friends but sometimes even that perfect bottle just isn’t enough. How about finding perfect recipes ... Read More

    From the article Celebrate the season with Uncorked.com


  • Domaine Fourrey Chablis 2007

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    This was not at all what you would expect from a typical Chablis - it was more like a California Chard. Instead of steely minerality and crisp citrus, this was pineapple, vanilla and melon with a golden color and a buttery texture, which would seem to belie oak and a much warmer climate than one finds in Chablis. Not sure what the explanation fo... Read More

    Wine review by Atterrissage


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