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    Uncorked: LA Wine Festival brings wines from around the world to Union Station
    • January 23, 2024

    Wine enthusiasts can hop off at Union Station in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 27 for the 8th annual Uncorked: LA Wine Festival, which will highlight wines and bubblies from around the globe.

    “We call it the complete experience for wine lovers,” said Michelle Harris, founder of Uncorked. “And there’s something for everyone in a very unpretentious setting.”

    The festival is expected to attract about 1,500 people to the iconic Los Angeles landmark and take place from 5-9 p.m.

    Uncorked: LA Wine Festival is expected to attract about 1,500 people to Union Station from 5-9 p.m. on Jan. 27 where they can sample wines from across the globe. (Photo by Sean Paul Franget)

    Uncorked: LA Wine Festival is expected to attract about 1,500 people to Union Station from 5-9 p.m. on Jan. 27 where they can sample wines from across the globe. (Photo courtesy Uncorked)



    Here’s what else guests can expect from the Uncorked: LA Wine Festival.

    The Wine List

    More than 150 wines from about 60 wineries from across the globe in all sorts of styles will be poured during the event.  The cost of admission includes all wine tastings, so be ready to sample.

    It’s not advised to try to sample all of the wines in one evening, so maybe be a bit selective with your tastings. Harris suggests checking out wineries like Frank Family Vineyard from Napa.

    “Their zin is amazing, very jammy, very fruit forward, but also quite bold,” she said.

    For those who like something a little lighter, Harris recommends trying wine from New Zealand winery Matua.

    “They’ve got some incredible crisp, refreshing whites,” she said.

    Aside from traditional wines, there will also be canned wines, seltzers and a few organic tequilas for tasting.

    Pairing with Food

    Because good wine and good food go hand in hand, the festival will include several higher-end food trucks, like Angelinos’ Wood Fired Pizza.

    “Everyone knows pizza and wine are a classic combo,” Harris said.

    Also on deck will be Doc Lobster, which serve traditional lobster rolls, Cerda Verga tacos, and Catered Kitchen, which does wine-friendly charcuterie.

    “They do these really fun custom charcuterie cones, and, I mean, you can’t say no to wine and charcuterie,” Harris added.

    Other trucks at the festival will include Social Pies, the Deli Doctor, Uncle Al’s BBQ and Masa’tlan Kitchen, which focuses on food from Mazatlan, Mexico.

    “We’re looking for great combinations and things that are easy for people to eat and that they don’t need to sit down,” she said.

    It’s a Party

    Uncorked isn’t going to be a stuffy, quiet wine tasting affair.

    This annual tradition has become popular because of the wine and the party vibe. There will be DJs spinning music, plus live music from Olivia Pucci and The Southbay Duo, who do jazzy renditions of hip-hop and pop songs.

    “She does a rendition of Biggie Smalls that will knock you on your butt,” Harris said with a laugh.

    Uncorked: LA Wine Festival

    When: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27

    Where: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles

    Tickets: $80 VIP, $65 general admission at

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