Transition and Tradition

Tree 2013November 2013 was the first month in thirteen years we haven’t helped someone select the perfect wine to pair with their holiday meal … but that’s just temporary.

We have been assembling facts for our our new wine store/restaurant business plan, and decorating the store front for the holiday season.

We are out and about, and we hope to see you Downtown.

Cheers and Stay Tuned!
Margot and Rich

Seize the day

There aren’t many public pianos around.

Our Public PianoToday, Joel, a new customer visited. A while back, he had heard there was a piano here, and that you could just sit down and play. He had been meaning to visit for quite a while. Today, Joel found the time — and the music was wonderful. He mentioned that our piano has a “real” feel.

We like to think that that we have made wine more “real” for many of our guests.

UnCorked will be closing in sixteen days.

Seize the day. There aren’t many public pianos around.

877 bottles of wine on the wall …

Rich and Margot on duty

Courtesy of the Post-Star.

In a word, “Wow!”

So many of you have come in to wish us well and purchase your favorite wines. We are grateful for your kind words and well wishes. We look forward to seeing many more of you in the next few days.

Our license expires on October 31. All of our wine and liquor must be gone by then, and sooner will be better. Please come in and select your favorites while they last. As always, we are here to help you find something new that you will enjoy. Right up to our last day we will stick to our mission, “To help you to find your new favorite wine.”

Best,
Rich & Margot Cirino – Owners

Own a piece of UnCorked

Hello Everyone,

It was great to see so many friends yesterday. We’re composing this post between visits with friends today. It’s taking a while with so many visits and chats! It’s good to see everyone.

We mentioned yesterday, by October 31, we must sell down to the bare walls. We are selling some beautiful, sturdy wine racks and fixtures. Have a look through our window. See anything you like? This is your chance to own a piece of UnCorked.

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We have twenty days …

Hello Everyone,

You may recall our August 2012 e-mail. It was time to consider our next lease. Sales had been flat. We sought your help and advice. Your response was amazing and gratifying. Almost overnight, sales surged and the wave of your support carried us through 2012. There was magic here in Glens Falls. But there wasn’t enough business to sustain UnCorked for the long-term. We had to reinvent our store or close.

For two years, we had been quietly seeking a skilled restaurant manager, and investors, to redevelop UnCorked into two businesses — the bottle shop in the smaller half and a beautiful, new wine bar in the larger half. The new wine bar would be the perfect complement to the Wood Theater building — a cheerful place to gather before shows, at intermission, and afterward.

At the end of 2012, an outstanding professional restaurant manager joined us in our wine bar planning. Soon afterward, there were potential investors. For the past several months, the planned new wine bar encouraged us and the Theater. We and our manager have been ready to start, but the investment hasn’t materialized. Without investment, UnCorked Glens Falls must close by October 31.

For eight years, UnCorked has been a place where strangers have become customers, and customers have become friends. We want to see each of you at least one more time. We have twenty days to sell down to bare walls. Will you visit us and purchase your favorite wine one more time? We want to depart from our space with all accounts settled, and we can — with your help.

We hope to see you soon,
Margot and Rich