About Seth Ball

Howdy! My name is Seth. I was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin down the plain. I've got a passion for wine, beer, and spirits. I find it magical that you can transport yourself to far off places and times with just a sip. Each bottle holds a new adventure and memory.

Seth is going all organic Italian on you

Capezzana Conte Contini Bonacossi Barco Reale Di Carmignano (that's easy for you to say) Rosso Tuscany, Italy $18.99/bottle This wine is a blend of organically grown Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Canaiolo. It is an awesome food-pairing wine — it goes with everything from lasagna, spaghetti, pizza, lamb, charcuterie, sausages, to even duck. It has delicious flavors of warm bing cherries, blackberries, savory herbs, and earthy notes on the finish. It's medium-bodied with a balanced acidity and firm tannins. Snag a bottle the next time you decide on Italian for dinner! Friends & Family Deals Bottle Discounts: 3 bottles: 5% [...]

By | 2024-02-02T20:33:02+00:00 February 2nd, 2024|

Seth has something special for your dry January – and for your not-dry January

Phony Negroni Non-Alcoholic Cocktail This non-alcoholic Negroni is next-level. Seriously! It has the traditional bitterness you'd expect from a Negroni, and the slight carbonation helps to imitate the bite you typically get from the alcohol. It's delicious guilt-free indulgence, and it's something I highly recommend! Even if you're not participating in Dry January, this stuff makes a delicious lower ABV spritz when added to your favorite bubbly. Plus, the bottle just looks awesome. St. Agrestis Phony Negroni $5.99/200mL The Family Jones Automatic Jones Earl Grey Negroni The Automatic Jones premium pre-made cocktails have always been incredible, and the newest [...]

By | 2024-01-22T17:55:03+00:00 January 14th, 2024|

Seth has your Perfect Summer Rosé

ZillaminaRoséValencia, SpainFriends & Family: $16.99/bottle(reg. $19.99)This Spanish rosé is perfect for summer!It's 100% organic and 100% refreshing. Notes of juicy fresh strawberries, cherries, and a hint of hibiscus and plum. It's easy-drinking and crisp. Great for summer night porch drinking, and it goes very well with goat cheese-stuffed shishito peppers.Friends & Family DealsBottle Discounts:3 bottles: 5% off6 bottles: 10% off12 bottles: 15% offHappy HourEnjoy an extra 5% volume discount on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4pm to 6pm.3 bottles: 10% off6 bottles: 15% off12 bottles: 20% offMonthly SpecialsLook for our purple signs — discounts on big and little wines. [...]

By | 2023-08-02T23:38:55+00:00 July 27th, 2023|

Seth has a dry Alsatian you’re going to love

Ever since we discovered that an Alsatian and a German Shepherd are the same breed of dog, we thought we should point out that the Alsatian we're talking about here is a wine — a Sylvaner from E. Traber in Alsace, France. Sylvaner isn't a grape that's bandied about very often. Still, do NOT overlook this amazing, dry Alsatian white. It is light, bright, and outta sight. You will experience notes of peach, grapefruit, orange blossom, thyme, and a delicious flinty minerality. Pair this Sylvaner with antipasti, cheeses, olives, spicy Asian cuisine, mushroom omelets, onion tarts, quiches, and even [...]

By | 2023-06-20T21:05:57+00:00 May 18th, 2023|

What Are We Drinking Now? Domaine Saint Cyr “La Galoche” Beaujolais Rosé

Seth has a whoppingly huge Rosé for Spring drinking. Domaine Saint Cyr "La Galoche" Beaujolais Rosé - Dundee Hills, Oregon This elegant Beaujolais rosé is lively, light, dry, and biodynamic, with juicy notes of wild strawberries, sour cherries, orange zest, watermelon, minerals, and a pinch of salt. It's a fantastic companion for cookouts, picnics, and friends and family get-togethers. Domaine Saint Cyr "La Galoche" Beaujolais Rosé - Dundee Hills, Oregon $19.99/btl ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online if you’d rather not come into the shop. We’ll have your order ready within an hour, we’ll bring it out to [...]

By | 2023-04-18T18:30:55+00:00 April 13th, 2023|

What Are We Drinking Now? “No Trix” Perricone

Seth has a gorgeous red from a leader in biodynamic & natural wine making. Marilena Barbera "No Trix" Perricone - Sicily It's the time of year for tricks and treats, and No Trix is certainly a treat! Marilena Barbera is a leader in biodynamic and natural winemaking, and her wines, straight outta Sicily, really deliver. No Trix is medium-bodied with solid tannins, and it's made from Perricone, a grape that was brought to Sicily by the Greeks around the 8th century BCE. It has nice, dark, red berry flavors and a saline finish that makes another sip irresistible. It's [...]

By | 2022-10-18T20:32:33+00:00 October 18th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? 4 Noses Brewing Co. & The Real Dill’s Michelada

Seth has a perfect holiday weekend beer. 4 Noses Brewing Company & The Real Dill Michelada 4 Noses Brewing Company (straight outta Broomfield, CO) and our friends at The Real Dill (straight outta Denver) have done an incredible job with this one. This is my favorite beer in the shop right now, and what a great weekend brunch beer it is. It's perfectly light and refreshing for those times you don't want to be weighed down by a heavy-hitting IPA. The tomato, lime, dill, jalapeño, and spices work so beautifully together. There is a subtle heat on it that [...]

By | 2022-07-05T22:20:05+00:00 July 1st, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? L. Tramier & Fils Juliénas 2020 Beaujolais

Seth has a summer red that goes with all the summer things. L. Tramier & Fils Juliénas 2020 Beaujolais - Gamay This Juliénas (for under $30!) is a perfect summer red. It's light-bodied and slightly tannic with flavors of cherry, red currant, violet, and subtle baking spice notes. It's great with soooo many different dishes: grilled sausages, roasted herbed chicken, pork belly tacos, grilled salmon, rich creamy cheeses and prosciutto...the list goes on and on. L. Tramier & Fils Juliénas 2020 Beaujolais - Gamay $23.99/btl ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online if you’d rather not come into the [...]

By | 2022-06-17T20:52:03+00:00 June 10th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Bonny Doon Picpoul

Seth has a perfect Seafood wine and it's pronounced peek-pool.Bonny Doon PicpoulYou're definitely missing out if you aren't enjoying this amazing Picpoul. It's a varietal that not too many are familiar with, and what a shame that is — it's savory, tropical, bright, dry, and has a beautiful touch of white flowers and citrus.Grab this wine if you're having oysters, scallops, mussels, swordfish, salmon, grilled chicken, Thai, sushi, crab, or even fried calamari. It's super-tasty and super-versatile.Bonny Doon Picpoul$15.99/btl ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online if you’d rather not come into the shop. We’ll have your order ready within [...]

By | 2022-05-12T21:37:36+00:00 May 12th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Sébastien Besson Juliénas

Seth has a Beaujolais for your Easter table. Sébastien Besson Juliénas This Beaujolais is super-elegant and classy while remaining approachable for everyone (even those who aren't familiar with the Gamay varietal). The grapes are hand-harvested at the perfect ripeness and fermented in both concrete and stainless steel. I tasted hints of raspberry and black cherry, a subtle earthiness, a touch of clove, and a little orange zest. It has a nice viscosity that is complemented by a bright acidity and smooth tannins. Great with Easter dinner and leftovers. Sébastien Besson Juliénas $39.99/btl ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online [...]

By | 2022-04-20T21:32:23+00:00 April 14th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? The Family Jones Smoked Old Fashioned

Seth has a pre-made Old Fashioned that TASTES freshly made. The Family Jones Smoked Old Fashioned - Denver, CO Not all pre-made cocktails are made the same, and the Smoked Old Fashioned by The Family Jones is one that should not be overlooked on your next trip in. They use bourbon, bitters, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, lavender, Guajillo chili, clove, and a touch of smoke that they get from Lapsang Souchong tea leaves (none of that artificial smoke nonsense). It's truly on par with a cocktail you'd order at your favorite bar or restaurant. Your decision: Do you want to [...]

By | 2022-03-07T23:44:29+00:00 March 4th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Domaine de la Combe Muscadet

Seth pairs this one with ALL the Seafoods. Domaine de la Combe Muscadet Absolutely one of the best wines in the shop right now. It has a rich and luscious viscosity that coats your mouth with heavenly goodness. It tastes like a fresh cool rain on hot pavement with notes of apple, citrus peel, and tropical fruits. It is NOT a sweet wine. It has the perfect dryness to pair with mussels, scallops, oysters, shrimp, chicken, vegetables, and cheeses of all kinds. I had the pleasure of trying it with some east coast oysters from Marczyk Fine Foods. Oh. [...]

By | 2022-02-07T23:19:00+00:00 February 5th, 2022|