A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 24, 2017
“Uncork and unwind” (wine saying)

"Uncork and unwind” is a wine saying that has been printed on many images. “Uncork” refers to the wine bottle; “unwind” refers to the wine drinker.

“Uncork and unwind” has been cited in print since at least the 1980s, but became popular in the 2000s.


Google Books
House Beautiful
Volume 123
1981
Pg. 96:
HOW TO TASTE A WINE
Of course, the first object of your tasting is to have a fabulous party — to uncork and unwind.

31 July 2002, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ), pg. FD5, col. 5 ad:
Uncork and Unwind
(World Market.—ed.)

26 February 2004, Roll Call (Washington, DC),, “What’s This Shrimp Doing in My Crab Cake?” by Amanda McClements, pg. 1:
Uncork and Unwind. This weekend, wine lovers from across the region will descend on the Washington Convention Center for the International Wine and Food Festival, where more than 1,700 wines will be waiting for tasting.

26 June 2004, Ottawa (ON) Citizen, “Coming Up in The Citizen,” pg. A2:
In Travel: Start your love affair with B.C. wines on the hills near Kelowna. Janice Kennedy takes us on a tour to Mission Hill and Summerhill Pyramid wineries, two great places to uncork and unwind.

20 December 2006, The News Press (Fort Myers, FL), “Naples wine fest unveils rich list of bid items” by Charles Runnells, pg. A1:
Uncork and Unwind with the Sundance Kid: Dinner with actor Robert Redford, lifetime membership in exclusive wine club Napa Valley Reserve in St. Helena, Calif.

Twitter
AARFAtlanta‏
@AARFAtlanta
Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends (AARF) wanted to remind you that Uncork and Unwind With AARF is coming up on Sat. Mar 7.
7:38 AM - 5 Mar 2009

Twitter
Miami Business‏
@MiamiLocalBiz
Uncork and Unwind at the Ritz-Carlton - http://fwix.com/article/32_32257bd11c
11:42 AM - 21 Jan 2010

Twitter
Kyle Crawford‏
@MacGyvers_Son
Picked up a couple bottles of #wine, ready to uncork and unwind.
12:59 PM - 20 Apr 2010 from Oklahoma, USA

Thurston (WA) Talk
September 29, 2011
Uncork & Unwind: Tumwater Wine Bar Helps You Slow Down and Savor Washington’s Best Wines
It might sound crazy, but it’s absolutely worked: Two people who didn’t know much about wine – didn’t even drink it before embarking on the journey to open a wine bar in Tumwater last year – have created an inviting, charming spot, perfectly dubbed Uncork and Unwind, that’s ideal for enjoying the best wines Washington State has to offer.

Inspirational Quotes Gazette
TOP 35 FUNNY WINE QUOTES FOR MY WINE-LOVING FRIENDS
February 18, 2016 by summer
(...)
Uncork and unwind.

Google Books
Nourish to Flourish
By Suzanne Jezek-Arriaga
Bloomington, IN: Balboa Press
2017
Pg. ?:
T-shirts are everywhere proclaiming our love affair with wine, with sayings like, “Wine a little, laugh a lot,” “Uncork and unwind,” “Friends don’t let friends wine alone.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, April 24, 2017 • Permalink