About Barbara Macfarlane

Barbara Macfarlane, owner of Marczyk Fine Foods, is always happy when she gets asked to talk about a favorite wine or spirit. "So many wines, so little time. So like our customers, I depend on the crew to tell me what's new, delicious, and noteworthy. It's true, I get stuck on faves, but the new wines coming in the door are so well chosen! So drink up Denver, we've been doing this for 20 years and we know what's cool!"

What Are We Drinking Now? Château d’Aqueria Tavel Rosé

Barbara has a Rhône rosé for us, but rosé season is over. Or is it? Château d'Aqueria Tavel Rosé - Rhône Valley, France Now, you may ask yourself, why is there a rosé being featured as we move into cooler weather? Because there is such a thing as a fall rosé. This luscious Rhône rosé is dry and super food-friendly: think mushroom risotto, roasted pork, or Marczyk Fine Foods's house-made French sausages. It's weighty and concentrated yet always invigorating, packed with crisp-tart blackberry and black-cherry flavors. At a Friends & Family price of $24.99 for this rosé, you should [...]

By | 2021-10-15T19:37:35+00:00 October 14th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Anselmi “San Vincenzo” Bianco

Barbara is adoring this Garganega, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc blend from Italy. Anselmi "San Vincenzo" Bianco - Veneto, Italy To call this a September Wine of the Month is an understatement! When we took our first sip, as the cool evening air drifted in on the breeze, it was all the things we love about summer — and fall. Rich and delicious, Sauvignon without the bite, Chardonnay without the cloying, and Garganega to round it all out. It's neither season and both. Anselmi "San Vincenzo" Bianco - Veneto, Italy Friends & Family: $22.99/btl (reg. $29.99) ORDER ONLINE ___ [...]

By | 2021-09-27T20:28:15+00:00 September 24th, 2021|

What ELSE are we drinking for Mother’s Day? Crochet & Filles Champagne

Some bubbles for your troubles, Mom. What does this Mother want??? Champagne and black truffles, baby!!! Pairing the classic beauty of our Crochet & Filles Champagne with the next-level intensity of ALL the black truffleness (which as of now is a word) I could fit on one plate is my idea of Mother's Day Nirvana. Pictured: Prepare to salivate ... Torres's Black Truffle Premium Potato Chips; Cypress Grove's Truffle Tremor goat cheese; Melchiorri's Tartifata Black Truffle Sauce; marinated, raw, sashimi-quality ahi tuna; as well as black truffled brown butter-seared, U-10, dry-packed, wild scallops — ALL available just next door [...]

By | 2021-05-26T22:40:11+00:00 May 7th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Full-bodied, soft, & balanced. Not only that, but it has a long, flavorful finish.

Looks fancy, yes? Luccarelli Negroamaro is a well-priced rich and full red from southern Italy. Under $20, it pairs very well with a Marczyk burger with cheese and sautéed red onions. Luccarelli Negroamaro $18.99/btl

By | 2020-10-08T17:57:14+00:00 August 28th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? La Bambina Rosato from Menfi, Sicily

Barbara is loving this rosé from Menfi, Sicily. This is summer wine! Almost an orange tint; subtle strawberry and peaches; a great food wine. Thank you, Marilena! La Bambina, from winemaker Marilena Barbera, is a pleasant expression of the Nero d'Avola grape (ever heard of that one?), which is harvested at night to preserve the freshest aromas and to give birth to a very exciting wine that reflects the personality of Menfi's terroir. How do you gazpacho? I'm gazpachoing with fried Serrano ham, shrimp, avocado, and olive oil. And, of course, a glass or three of La Bambina. [...]

By | 2020-09-28T21:08:00+00:00 July 29th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? Mythology Botanical Gin from Denver, CO (that’s pretty close by!)

Mythology makes this botanical gin, but the exquisite flavor is anything but mythological. Time to batch out a giant g&t and go look at some plants. For those unaware, our beloved Denver Botanic Gardens is back open, and this timely collaboration with Mythology uses ingredients grown inside the gates. This gin is fresh and zesty, with mild peppercorn and bright citrus. My next move is to see how it stands up in a martini, but i think it's a fair presumption that a beautiful thing awaits. This summer release is available for a limited time, so why are [...]

By | 2020-07-06T18:55:19+00:00 June 11th, 2020|