Chicagoland's newest wine, liquor and party superstore.
Key Store Personnel:
- Owner & Head Wine buyer.
George is responsible for the daily operations of
UnCorkIt. As head buyer of all new wines at UnCorkIt George has the
tough job of tasting hundreds of wines every month from around the world.
"I just love the complexity of wines and the romance of trying
new varietal's." George has a passion for large "Dirty"
wines however he always keeps in mind what the average consumer would
like. "This day and age we have no reason to pay good money for
bad wine and Great Wine is available in every price range". George
along with his wine salespeople sit every Friday and taste every new
wine purchased during the week so any of us can give our customers great
suggestions in any budget and get the customer a wine that they will
just Love! George is available at the store every day except Sunday
so stop in and ask him what is new and great.
- Store Manager, Spirit manager, "Oops Manager"
Yes we call Gidget our Oops manager as she deals with any
of the mistakes and problems that occur. Gidget has worked for
the family for 24 years and along with being the general store manager
she runs the Spirit department. Gidget samples and selects very fine
Cognac's, Scotch, Vodka and other related items as she negotiates the
best price on all items. Gidget is very passionate about making sure
every customer is happy when they leave and feels that her job is to
make sure our customers want to shop with us. If you are looking for
something special or need a great recommendation just ask Gidget as
she is always ready to help!
Mary Scott - Assistant store manager.
Mary was hired when we first opened as a cashier and
quickly moved up to assistant store manager. Mary loves to help
people and has an incredible ability to remember all
our customers names. Mary feels that we need to offer the best service
around and that the customer is the king. Mary's customer service skills are
incredible and her management training at Starbucks has brought
several new ideas and concepts to UnCorkIt. You will know Mary when
you come in because she will be the first to greet you by name with
a smile on her face.
Darren Unrein Darren is the wine manager and assistant wine buyer here in
our store. Darren has a long background in wine sales from the distributor
side to the retail side. His vast knowledge of wines from around the
world along with his knowledge of how to purchase the best deal at the
best price allows us to find our customer the right bottle at the right
price. Darren is ready to take on the challenge of getting you that
special bottle so you come back in and ask him for more suggestions.
If you find a bottle that we don't happen to carry please ask for Darren
and he will hunt it down and bring it into our store for you.
Charlie has lived in USA the majority of his life
however he has also lived in the UK, Italy & Germany. Charlie's
passion for all wines is evident, however he is a firm believer in French
and Italian wines. With a vast concept of Imported as well as Domestic wines
Charlie can help you pick the right wine for any occasion. Charlie has
traveled the world visiting and researching wines and loves to share
his knowledge with our customers. If you bump into Charlie at a local
restaurant feel free to buy him a glass of his favorite single malt
scotch and let him tell you about his travels around the world.
UnCork-It - Purveyors of fine wine, cigars, liquor, beer, cheeses, party
goods and hors d'oeuvres.