Raina is drinking this crisp, dry German Müller-Thurgau

Borell DiehlMüller-ThurgauGermany$18.99/bottleStep into spring with this German liter of Borell Diehl Müller-Thurgau. It is not sweet, I promise. It is crisp, dry and refreshing with notes of green apple, pear, lime, and minerals. This will make a perfect picnic wine, or a perfect wine for any gathering with family/friends.I paired this light organic wine with a smoked kielbasa from Marczyk Fine Foods on a brioche bun topped with Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese, spicy mustard, and a side of salty potato chips. This would also be fantastic with your favorite charcuterie board. Did I mention it was a liter???Friends & Family [...]

By | 2024-04-02T00:10:34+00:00 March 28th, 2024|

Jacob has a brewed in Denver, Vienna-style lager for you.

Cerebral Brewing Character Reference Vienna-Style Lager Denver, CO $3.49/can This amber-colored, malt-forward, easy-drinking lager features flavor notes of honey, toasted almond and caramel, all combining with a pleasant noble hop crispness that makes Character Reference a perfect beer to sip around the campfire. It's also incredibly food-friendly: Pair it with corned beef and cabbage if you aren't in the mood for an Irish stout, or use it to wash down some biscotti if you’re feeling too lazy to make a cup of tea. Friends & Family Deals Bottle Discounts: 3 bottles: 5% off 6 bottles: 10% off 12 bottles: [...]

By | 2024-04-02T00:14:39+00:00 March 27th, 2024|

Devin has a free-wheelin’ Willamette Pinot Noir

Grochau Cellars Commuter Cuvée Willamette Valley, Oregon $24.99/bottle Wanna go for a joy ride? Take your place atop this supple and resilient tannin frame on a comfortable and well-balanced seat of fresh black cherry and lavender-hinted oak. Commuter Cuvée is a blend of 11 vineyards, located all over the Willamette Valley. Each vineyard lot is fermented separately and aged in a mix of 70% French oak, 15% stainless steel, and 15% concrete tanks. It is then aged for 9 months before bottling. There's very little new oak in this wine, the aim of which is to make a fresh [...]

By | 2024-03-27T23:43:47+00:00 March 25th, 2024|

Yes, Patagonia makes more than just fleece.

What are we drinking now with the FABulous KristenVerum ChardonnayPatagonia, Argentina$28.99/bottleWhile it's a touch more classic to pair a white Bordeaux or Burgundy with an elegant French fish dish like Sole Meunière (see the recipe below), I just love a unique pairing to get wine drinkers thinking outside the box. While I chose a Chardonnay to pair with this buttery-but-delicate French favorite, I went just a touch further south than Burgundy to a much lesser-known region: Patagonia, Argentina.Patagonia is such a hot spot (figuratively, not literally) to be drinking wine from right now (really gorgeous Chardonnay and Pinot Noir), and [...]

By | 2024-03-13T22:11:21+00:00 March 8th, 2024|

This Cab Franc can Stand up to Burgers, Meatballs in Tomato Sauce and Grilled Lamb

Abbie's "What Are We Drinking?" selection: Domaine Clo "Le Méchant" Rouge Anjou, Loire Valley, France $21.99/bottle Here we have an elegant French Cabernet Franc. Aromas of tart jam and spices, notes of cranberry and pomegranate, with soft tannins and medium acidity. I paired this light-bodied red with truffle cheese ravioli and gourmet mushrooms and it was delicious! If you're looking for a great cheese wine, this one will not disappoint. Friends & Family Deals Bottle Discounts: 3 bottles: 5% off 6 bottles: 10% off 12 bottles: 15% off Happy Hour Enjoy an extra 5% volume discount on Mondays and [...]

By | 2024-03-04T22:08:38+00:00 February 28th, 2024|

This cava drink is way above its price level

Seth's "What Are We Drinking" selection: Kila Organic Brut Cava Spain $13.99/bottle Easy-drinking and dry, with flavors of pears, citrus fruits, honeysuckle, brioche, and ginger. It has a nice strong effervescence with a decadent creamy finish. Organically grown and bottle-fermented (using the classic Champagne method) and aged for 18 months before release. Pairs exceptionally well with seafood-centric dishes, fried chicken, charcuterie, oysters, and brunch. You seriously won't believe this Cava costs under $15! Friends & Family Deals Bottle Discounts: 3 bottles: 5% off 6 bottles: 10% off 12 bottles: 15% off Happy Hour Enjoy an extra 5% volume discount [...]

By | 2024-03-04T22:25:51+00:00 February 27th, 2024|

Jacob has a Plisner that Pairs with the Great Outdoors

Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company Ancient Palms West Coast Pilsner Straight Outta Denver $3.99/can OMF’s Ancient Palms is the perfect beer to sip on any sunny Denver day. Though it’s crisp and clean like a German Pilsner, it trades noble hops for American hops to create an appetizing aroma of tropical and citrus fruits. Subtle stone fruit flavors and a refreshingly hoppy, bitter finish come together to make Ancient Palms a great beer to wash down fried fish tacos or a bratwurst with fries and curry ketchup. Also pairs very well with rooftop decks. Friends & Family Deals Bottle [...]

By | 2024-04-02T00:15:23+00:00 February 21st, 2024|

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|

Raina has a French Sauv Blanc for your Spicy Dishes

Domaine Cedrick Bardin Pouilly Fumé Pouilly-sur-Loire, France $26.99/bottle Calling all Loire Valley lovers! This 100% organic Sauvignon Blanc, with its aromas of citrus, mandarin and peach, will have you dreaming of a warm summer day. It hits your palate with a crisp and clean dry finish, dominated by a pleasing minerality. This Pouilly Fumé is fantastic with goat cheese or shell fish, but I highly recommend pairing this beauty with your favorite spicy dish: Try this Sauv Blanc with chicken tikka masala on a cold winter night, and say "welcome" to your new favorite dynamic duo. Friends & Family [...]

By | 2024-02-02T20:08:28+00:00 January 25th, 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|

Barbara has a change-of-season sparkler for you.

Fleuraison Blanc de Blancs Languedoc-Roussillon, France $15.99/bottle I love this time of year when the garden is strutting its end-of-season stuff! Sunny days, cool nights — let's celebrate with this wonderful sparkler. Fleuraison Blanc de Blancs: Spanish grapes but made in France. HELLO, what's not to love!? Delicious, rich and dry, and at this price — just buy a case so when the winter winds blow, you can remember this perfect time of year. Friends & Family Deals Bottle Discounts: 3 bottles: 5% off 6 bottles: 10% off 12 bottles: 15% off Happy Hour Enjoy an extra 5% volume [...]

By | 2023-10-15T03:35:35+00:00 October 15th, 2023|

Kerry is dealing with bad bunnies.

Click edit button to change this text. "The damned rabbits" that inspire this cheeky name and label are cute, but a real threat to the Tempranillo vines from which this wine is made. Despite the "work" of these bad bunnies, the winemakers have crafted an incredibly delicious and enjoyable wine. Los Conejos Malditos balances bright fruit flavors of cranberries, cherries and plums, with alluring acidity, light tannins, and a touch of earthiness. You can serve this wine slightly chilled, if you'd like, and pair it with cured meats, sausage pizza, slow-smoked barbecue, or even wild game. Do yourself [...]

By | 2023-09-11T22:14:37+00:00 September 11th, 2023|