191. Tour the World with Wine at Uncork Barrington 2012

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Would you like to sample 50 quality wines from 10 regions of the world in 1 place tomorrow night? That’s what’s on the agenda for the 8th annual Uncork Barrington wine tasting happening tomorrow night, Friday, July 6th, in downtown Barrington. Today, we have the details about the wine, the food and some brand new features for this year’s event.

Uncork Barrington is one of the community’s most unique and social tasting events of the season, capping off Barrington’s 4th of July festivities before the tent retires for another year. We took part as sponsors of the first Uncork Barrington event eight years ago and I can attest that his is one party that keeps getting better with age.

For the price of admission, you can taste 50 wines and enjoy hors d’Oeuvres from 8 restaurants to a backdrop of live jazz music under the stars in downtown Barrington. And this year, they’re adding even more sophistication to the evening by introducing a new artistic element. The work of local artists will be on display at about a dozen booths during the event so you can peruse their pieces as you sip your way through the wine passport you’ll be provided at the door.

Tickets cost $45 in advance or $50 at the door and can be purchased online by clicking HERE or at these Barrington & Kildeer locations: Wine Discount Center (311 East Main Street), Park Avenue Wine Bar (205 Park Avenue), Barrington Print & Copy (200 James Street), Coopers Pizza (200 S. Hough) and Couture Cupcakes (20771 N. Rand in Kildeer). There’s also a special price this year if you’d like to purchase a combo ticket for Uncork Barrington (Friday, July 6th) and Barrington Brew Fest (Saturday, July 7th). Click HERE if you’d like to purchase tickets to both events for $75.

On the Menu at Uncork, 2012 – Food:

Heinen’s Fine Foods
Wild Asparagus Catering
Georgio’s Pizza
Coopers Pizza
On Occasion Catering & Events
Pl8 Simply Asian
Giannis – Quality Gourmet, Coffee & Deli
Couture Cupcake Cafe

On the Menu at Uncork, 2012 – Wine:

Argentina & Chile
-Tilia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina, 2010
-Santa Ema, “Reserve” Merlot, Maipo Valley, Chile 2008
-Colome, Torrontes, Colchaqui Valley, Argentina, 2011
-Marques de Casa Concha, “Peumo Vineyard” Carmenere, Maipo Valley, Chile, 2009
-Catena, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009

Australia & New Zealand
-Nugan Estate, “Third Generation” Chardonnay, Australia, 2010
-Schild Estate, Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia 2009
-Fire Road, Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2010
-Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2011
-Tait, “The Ball Buster” Red Blend, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2010

-Cambria, “Katherine’s Vineyard” Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley, California, 2009
-Block Nine, “Caiden Vineyard” Pinot Noir, California 2011
-Cameron Hughes, “Lot 251” GSM, Arroyo Seco, California, 2009
-Murphy Goode, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, 2009
-Murphy Goode, “The Fume” Sauvignon Blanc, California, 2010

California Napa
-Hall, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California, 2011
-Freemark Abbey, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California, 2010
-Honig, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2009
-Mt Veeder, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2008
-JaM, Red Blend, Napa Valley, California, 2010

California Sonoma
-Segehsio, Zinfandel, Sonoma, California, 2010
-Sebastiani, Chardonnay, Sonoma County, California, 2010
-Martin Ray, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, California, 2009
-Chateau St. Jean, Fumé Blanc, Sonoma County, California, 2010
-Simi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California, 2008

-Larochette Manciat, Macon-Charnay, Burgundy, France, 2010
-Château de Mattes-Sabran, “Le Clos Redon” Syrah, Corbieres, France 2008
-E. Guigal, Cotes du Rhone, France, 2007
-Chateau Haut Sarthes, Rose, Bergerac, France, 2010
-Caves de Pomerol, Picpoul de Pinet, France, 2011

-Kris, Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy, 2010
-Viticcio, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy, 2008
-Copertino, Riserva, Puglia, Italy, 2004
-Poderi Sette Terre, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy, 2010
-Bricco Riella, Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont, 2011

Orphans of the Vine
-Indaba, Chenin Blanc, South Africa, 2011
-Valentin Bianchi, “New Age” White, Argentina, NV
-Ravines, Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes, New York, 2010
-Domaine Skouras, St. George, Nemea, Greece, 2010
-Michael & David Phillips, “Petite Petit” Petite Sirah/Petite Verdot, Lodi, California, 2009

Pacific Northwest
-Milbrandt, “Traditions” Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2010
-Columbia Crest, “H3” Les Chevaux Red, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington, 2010
-Columbia Crest, “H3” Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington, 2009
-Milbrandt, “Traditions” Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2009
-Hinman, Pinot Noir, Oregon, 2009

-Conde de Hervias, “Mencos” Blanco, Rioja, Spain, 2010
-Bodegas Volver “Volver” Tempranillo, La Mancha, Spain, 2009
-Altovinum, “Evodia” Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain, 2010
-Bodegas Sierra Norte, “Pasion de Bobal” Bobal, Valencia, Spain, 2009
-Bodegas Ilurce, “Rio Madre” Granciano, Rioja, Spain, 2010

Uncork Barrington is organized by the Barrington Village Association, the same group that hosts our weekly farmers market. Proceeds from these events go back into the community by funding scholarships and other great local causes. For more information about the wine and food offered this year, you’ll find Uncork Barrington on Facebook at Facebook.com/UncorkBarrington or on the event website at UncorkBarrington.com.

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