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What Are Drinking Now? Giacomo Grimaldi Sauvignon

Heidi has a gorgeous Italian white that pairs with chilly weather. GIACOMO GRIMALDI SAUVIGNON Calling all you Sauvignon Blanc drinkers: We have a fun one for you to try from Northern Italy — and speaking from personal experience, go ahead and grab a few to have on hand. This balanced and nuanced white — a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Gris — seems to please all wine lovers, and it sips so refreshingly with a touch of weight on the palate. It pours an alluring straw yellow hue in the glass, with notes of stone fruit and light almond. [...]

By | 2021-02-25T18:53:43+00:00 February 24th, 2021|

What Are Drinking Now? Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling

Heidi, a Riesling lover and feather enthusiast, recommends this Finger Lakes Riesling. DR. KONSTANTIN FRANK RIESLING Not that you need a reason for Riesling, but if you are looking for a good winter white, you have to try a bottle of Dr Konstantin Frank. He was the first to bring the grape over to the Finger Lakes in New York, with vines dating back to the 1950s. Aromatic and complex, there are notes of stone fruit, petrol, and wet rocks. Aged on the lees, this Riesling is soft and round on the palate, while finishing clean and dry with [...]

By | 2021-01-19T23:14:51+00:00 January 14th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Gilles Gelin Fleurie

Did you miss Beaujolais Day, too? Don't fret. Heidi has just the thing for you. GILLES GELIN FLEURIE We have plenty of Gamay to take us all through New Year's Day. And this is no basic Beaujolais. Gilles Gelin, fourth generation vintner, grows his grapes organically from the esteemed cru, Fleurie. This region is not only recognized for its delicate floral and mineral features, but also its age-worthy complexity. Dark crimson in the glass, the 2016 vintage has a bouquet of dried cherries and currants, with notes of cedar and clove. Soft and lush to the taste, this red wine [...]

By | 2020-12-14T20:49:08+00:00 December 2nd, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? E.F. Crochet & Filles Rosé Champagne.

Heidi would like to ease you into fall with this gorgeous Rosé Champagne. Autumn is here! But first, Champagne. Pop yourself a bottle of this salmon-colored bubbly — a perfect companion to watching the foliage change. Summer will linger with the wine's notes of tart strawberries and raspberries. This Rosé Champagne, owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters, has gentle mousse and soft brioche on the nose. Now what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to more Champagne! You deserve it. E.F. Crochet & Filles Rosé Champagne Friends & Family: $39.99/btl (reg $44.99) [...]

By | 2020-11-17T21:47:39+00:00 September 25th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? “Wow. Just… wow.” Denver Distillery Gin

"Wow. Just...wow." — Heidi (and you, after tasting this gin) Here at the shop we are excited that we now carry Denver Distillery, a small-batch, grain-to-glass project. With summer heat in full swing, I have been enjoying their New American style gin with soda and a touch of lime. This botanical gin boasts nineteen flavors. On the nose it has floral tones of lavender and jasmine. In the finish it reveals notes of pink peppercorn and coriander. Enjoy this spirit's complexity with a simple splash of soda or tonic, but don’t be afraid to play with the many flavors it [...]

By | 2020-10-08T17:58:33+00:00 August 19th, 2020|

Heidi would like you to know that nothing currently in the shop radiates summer celebration quite like our Fleur Vermentino 2017 from Carneros, California

My personal summer solstice celebration was beautifully punctuated by the ethereal and somewhat whimsical qualities within this bottle — aromatics of lemon balm, queen anne's lace, and muted straw instantly lure you into the glass. Begging for you to give this a big mouth-swish you will find deep notes of plush honeydew (think close to the rind), white peach, and orange azalea flowers. You'll find yourself immediately smiling due to the little zap of pucker that hits the corners of your jaw, reminiscent of a fresh mango lassi. My mini picnic plate featured a lovely little slab of Vermont [...]

By | 2020-09-28T21:13:45+00:00 June 24th, 2020|

Love You Bunches

What do a wine bottle and a Mother's Day card have in common? They can be the same thing. Heidi tells you all about it… 2019 Sangiovese | Stolpman Vineyards | Santa Barbara County, CA Looking for a unique gift bottle for your recent grad or mama? Show them you "love them bunches" with this tart and youthful Sangiovese. (There's even room to leave a love note on the label.) Stolpman Vineyards captures its freshness using carbonic fermentation (think Beaujolais Nouveau). Throw it on ice before pouring — now you are ready to enjoy the prickly layers of sour [...]

By | 2020-09-28T21:21:52+00:00 May 7th, 2020|