A big 1-year anniversary shout out is in order to the good folks at Corcho Wine Room (231 Dyckman Street). Before they even officially opened up, Benlly Polanco and Vladimir Garcia showed the Uptown Collective love and gave us a first look at their fine establishment. They also confirmed my nagging suspicion that drinking wine is more than just about getting drunk. Wine is not a means to an end but the end itself. The ethos that informs Corcho Wine Room is that wine is a science, an art, a culture and a philosophy. In short, wine is a way of life. Thanks Corcho for injecting a dose of sophistication, substance and style to Uptown. Long live Corcho Wine Room!