What Are We Drinking Now? Cedrick Bardin Sancerre

James is stepping up your Sauv Blanc game with this Sancerre. Cedrick Bardin Sancerre - Loire Valley, France The most frequent request at the wine shop of late has been folks looking for a Sancerre. Ask and you shall receive! Fresh and bright, the Cedrick Bardin 2020 is a magnificent example of why Sancerres are so highly sought-after. This elegant, mineral-forward wine has the perfect level of acidity and is an absolute steal at $27.99. Pair with your favorite seafood dish or a roast chicken dinner — you won't be disappointed. If you're looking for that next-level Sauvignon Blanc, [...]

By | 2021-07-26T22:19:06+00:00 July 8th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Kuranui Sauvignon Blanc

Heidi has found a treasure of a New Zealand Sauv Blanc. Kuranui Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand Here is your new park pleasure! Twist the top off of this classic Sauvignon Blanc at your next picnic. It's just what you want from a New Zealand white...grapefruit, lime, and a grass note finish. Double up on this refreshing and quenching great treasure.* *Kuranui is a Maori word for Great Treasure Kuranui Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand $12.99/btl ORDER ONLINE (Order online if you'd rather not come into the shop. We'll have your order ready within an [...]

By | 2021-07-26T22:20:34+00:00 July 1st, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Vieira de Plata Albariño & Gómez Cruzado Rioja

Read all about Bob's experiment with pairing wine with cod. Vieira de Plata Albariño & Gómez Cruzado Rioja  Ever try to pair a wine with a meal, and it just doesn't work? I'm usually pretty good at it, even when you stretch the rules, but here I stretched a little too much and did a red with cod and it just didn't work. I thought my smoky Spanish romesco sauce would bridge the gap and make the dish work with my Spanish Rioja. It was obvious that this was a chance I should not have taken. This old-world Tempranillo [...]

By | 2021-06-30T21:13:46+00:00 June 30th, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Brand Weissburgunder Pfalz 2019

Fleur is drinking Weissburgunder two ways. Brand Weissburgunder Pfalz 2019 What does a hot (that's sweaty-hot) girl do with a liter of natural German Weissburgunder? After being reunited with this luscious limestone-driven heartthrob, I was torn... Should I indulge in a decadent Monday night charcuterie dinner? Or would I create a spritely stone fruit Sangria blanca? You know me...Why not both??? Tart plum, white peach, kumquat, and delicate notes of Seville orange are laced together by this wine's tingling acidity and finish of wet stone — piquancy that matches perfectly with Cypress Grove's "Little Giant" bloomy-rind goat cheese, Divina [...]

By | 2021-06-24T20:00:24+00:00 June 24th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Strongwater Ginger Beer, Club Soda, and Tonic

Seth is enjoying these elegant, locally made mixers with and without alcohol. Strongwater Ginger Beer, Club Soda, and Tonic Everyone has their go-to tonic or ginger beer, but aren't those getting a bit boring? Well, it's time to take action and bring some excitement back into your happy hours with these awesome cocktail mixers from Strongwater! They're local, delicious, and a no-brainer. Sparkling Club Soda is a blend of revitalizing natural mountain minerals for balanced flavor. Sparkling Tonic features Nordic-inspired botanicals, including zesty citrus, kaffir lime, lemongrass, sage and dill. Sparkling Ginger Beer has bright botanicals for bold flavor, [...]

By | 2021-06-23T18:09:11+00:00 June 23rd, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Lifted Libations Vodka Cocktails

During these hot times, Bob has some cool vodka cocktails that will please everyone. Lifted Libations Vodka Cocktails This week is so hot. We all need the ultimate thirst quencher. Maybe Dad needs it the most — or whoever is brave enough to do the yard work. Or brave enough for a bike ride. Or a round of golf. Or a hike or a dog walk. Whatever you choose to do outdoors this week, it is going to be a scorcher. How about treating you and your friends to some quick, tasty relief. Lifted Libations Caddy Pack has an [...]

By | 2021-06-18T19:05:41+00:00 June 17th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? 2001 Salexis Napa Valley Merlot for Father’s Day

Kevin has a vintage Merlot for your classic Dad. 2001 Salexis Napa Valley Merlot Yes, you read that correctly: It DOES say 2001. This beautiful Napa Valley Merlot was made by John Gibson, who earned his stripes working for Chappellet, Stag's Leap, and Vin Cliff before starting this project, Salexis. The wine shows its age in the color (a dark garnet) but all of the aromas of raspberry, blackberry, coffee, and chocolate still remain. A super-big wine at 14%, this should be the anchor to that special Father's Day meal, especially if there's a giant hunk of red meat [...]

By | 2021-06-18T18:51:59+00:00 June 17th, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Mythology Foragers Botanical Gin

James is keeping cool (and being cool) with Mythology's Botanical Gin. Mythology Foragers Botanical Gin It's 90 degrees and the sun is shining, summer has officially arrived in Denver! That also means our friends at Mythology Distillery have once again released their Foragers Botanical Gin, produced in collaboration with the Denver Botanic Gardens*. Doesn't get more local than that folks. Featuring a delightful blend of juniper, coriander seed, orris root, grapefruit, star anise, and sage, this lovely little gin sure packs in the flavor. There's no better way to beat the heat this summer than with a refreshing gin [...]

By | 2021-06-10T18:56:03+00:00 June 10th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Krasno Orange Wine

Marshall is all about this orange wine from Slovenia. You will be, too. Krasno Orange Wine To me, each wine is an adventure. A new bottle can bring me to the hills or shores of new lands as much as a book or painting. I'm always searching for new wines, so when I saw an orange wine from Slovenia, I had to try it. Orange wine gets its name from the hue it takes on either through prolonged skin contact — similar to a rosé — or through aging in clay amphorae; this one gets its color from the [...]

By | 2021-06-09T19:33:40+00:00 June 9th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Petulante Pet Nat Rosé

Heidi pairs this bubbler with relaxing on a gorgeous day. Petulante Pet Nat Rosé Ok, so...last week Jericho introduced you to Petulante Bianco. Now it's time to taste their perfectly pink Pet Nat rosé. ("Pet Nat" is short for pétillant naturel, and we also see Pet Nat displayed as Pét-Nat. If you'd like to know what the heck a Pet Nat or a Pét-Nat is, here's a great article in Food & Wine.) Vibrant in the glass, this organic wine sips watermelon, sour cherry, and strawberry. It drinks soft and easy with a slightly salty finish. I paired [...]

By | 2021-06-03T18:07:12+00:00 June 3rd, 2021|