146. Your Passport to the 9th Annual Uncork Barrington

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Uncork Barrington - Friday, July 12, 2013

There are some exciting new highlights planned for the 9th Annual Uncork Barrington wine tasting downtown this Friday night. They’ve changed up the wine list, added more food vendors and will be featuring an exciting musical guest for your entertainment during this year’s event.

Uncork Barrington - Friday, July 12, 2013
Uncork Barrington – Friday, July 12, 2013

Uncork Barrington is sponsored by the Barrington Village Association, a Village of Barrington homeowners group working to bring neighbors together by hosting events like the weekly Barrington Farmers Market and this weekend’s Uncork Barrington.  Uncork takes place in the tent pavilion at Metra’s North Commuter Parking Lot in downtown Barrington.  Tickets cost $50 each and you must be 21 to enter.

Uncork Barrington - July 12, 2013 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Uncork Barrington – July 12, 2013 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Guests at Uncork Barrington receive a wine passport and a complimentary glass when they arrive.

That passport is their ticket to sampling up to 48 wines from eight wine regions.

Association Chair, Doug Skor, says they’ve made changes to the wine list this year based on feedback from guests.

“What we found is that, when people purchase wines at the event, they’re not buying as many of the French wines and Italian wines.

They’re buying more of the California and Northwest region wines so we’re adding more wines from Washington and Oregon this year and focusing more on wines from those regions.”

Also new at this year’s Uncork event will be professional sommeliers stationed at the tasting tables for each wine region.

Uncork Barrington - Courtesy of the Barrington Village Association
Uncork Barrington – Courtesy of the Barrington Village Association

There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres available for tasting with your wines from 10 restaurants and caterers including Francesca’s, Zaza’s Tavola Italiana, Wild Asparagus & On Occasion Catering, Cooper’s Pizza, Kookers Burgers, Gianni’s Cafe, Starbucks and Heinen’s Fine Foods.

Uncork Barrington - Courtesy of the Barrington Village Association
Uncork Barrington – Courtesy of the Barrington Village Association

And, for this year’s musical entertainment, Felix & Fingers dueling pianos and jazz duo will take the stage at 6 p.m. and play through the end of the event.

The Barrington Village Association will donate all proceeds from this year’s event to 14 local non-profit organizations including the Barrington Area Council on Aging, United Way, Barrington Breakfast Rotary.

Tickets are available for purchase online or at participating local retailers.  To purchase Uncork tickets online, CLICK HERE.  There are also combo tickets available for the Uncork event on Friday plus Barrington Brew Fest on Saturday.  CLICK HERE to buy tickets for both.  If you’d prefer to pick up your tickets in person, they’re available for purchase in Barrington at Wine Discount Center (311 E. Main Street), Barrington Print & Copy (200 James Street), Coopers Pizza (200 S. Hough Street), Heinen’s Fine Foods (500 N. Hough Street) or Gianni’s Cafe/Espress Deli (20505 Rand Road) in Kildeer.

One of most popular features of Uncork Barrington is the option to purchase bottles or cases of the featured wines at deep discounts directly from the event’s Gold Sponsor, Wine Discount Center.  Here’s a look at the wines being offered at this year’s event…

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2012 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier
2011 Tangent Grenache Blanc
2011 Bogle Chardonnay
2010 Donati Family Claret
2011 Damn Good Wedding Wine Syrah
2010 Four Vines “Maverick” Zinfandel

California – Napa

2011 Honig Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Trinitas “Apprentice” Chardonnay
2011 Antica Chardonnay
2009 Conn Creek “Herrick Red”
2009 Perata Vineyards “Franks Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon


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2012 Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc
2010 Chateau St Jean “Robert Young Vineyard” Chardonnay
2012 Alexander Valley Vineyards Rose of Sangiovese
2011 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
2010 Highway 12 “Sonoma Red”
2011 Seghesio Zinfande


2008 Marques Gelida “Ecologico” Brut
2011 Bodegas La Cana Rias Baixas Albarino
2011 Bodegas Borsao Tinto
2008 Muga Rioja Reserva
2010 Bodegas Volver “Tarima Hill” Alicante
2010 Bodegas Teso La Monja “Almirez” Tempranillo


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2012 Caves de Pomerol Picpoul de Pinet
2010 Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Blanc
2012 Mas des Bressades “Cuvee Tradition” Rose
2011 Les Tannes en Occitanie Pinot Noir
2010 Dom. Cabirau “Malgre les Fontionnieres” Rouge
2009 E Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge


2011 Bricco Riella Moscato d’Asti
2011 Bibi Graetz “Casamatta” Toscana Bianco
2011 De Falco “Beneventano” Falanghina
2010 Antinori “Santa Cristina” Toscana Rosso
2011 Coltibuono “Cetamura” Chianti
2009 Ghiomo “Lavai” Barbera d’Alba

Northwest Region


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2011 Chateau Ste Michelle Pinot Gris
2011 Chateau Ste Michelle “Indian Wells” Chardonnay
2011 Chateau Ste Michelle “Harvest Select” Sweet Riesling
2009 Columbia Crest “Grand Estates” Merlot
2010 Columbia Crest “H3” Les Chevaux Red
2010 Chateau Ste Michelle “Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon


2011 Eola Hills Chardonnay
2011 Carabella Pinot Gris
2011 Brandborg Gewurztraminer
2011 Eola Hills Pinot Noir
2011 Broadley Pinot Noir
2010 St. Innocent “Zenith Vineyard” Pinot Noir

For more information about Uncork Barrington, you’ll find them online at Facebook.com/UncorkBarrington or at UncorkBarrington.com.

Photo Credit: Omar G! via Compfight cc

Uncork Barrington - Friday, July 12, 2013 - From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Uncork Barrington – Friday, July 12, 2013 – From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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