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 | 2021-05-07T20:50:19+00:00 May 7th, 2021|

What Are Drinking Now? Le Provençal Rosé for Mother’s Day

Our loveliest rosé for Mom. It's delicious — your mom will love it and so will you. Get after it. Le Provençal Rosé $18.99/btl ORDER ONLINE (Order online if you'd rather not come all the way into the shop. We'll have it ready for you within an hour; just take a couple of steps inside our shop, pick up your order, and be on your way.) (You must be 21 to order and pick up wine — please have your ID ready.)

By | 2021-05-06T22:19:01+00:00 May 6th, 2021|

What Are Drinking Now? Hecht & Bannier Rouge Blend

A chicken dish that requires some extra effort deserves a red with extra panache. Hecht & Bannier Rouge Blend from France I cook a lot. At least 4 dinners a week. Plus, I used to be chef/owner of a little restaurant in Denver where we changed the entire menu every month. I once tallied up our entrees over eight years. To simplify: 8 years x 12 months x 5 entrees per month with zero repeated dishes — 480 different entrees. And I cooked at home. And lunch specials every day, too. I truly love to cook something different every [...]

By | 2021-05-02T21:49:44+00:00 April 29th, 2021|

What Are Drinking Now? Huia Sauvignon Blanc

This Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc will intensify your love affair with Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. Huia Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand Celebrate spring blossoms (and Earth Month) with this floral Sauvignon Blanc. One of the most famous New World regions for Sauvignon Blanc is Marlborough, New Zealand, which produces wines that are concentrated and clean in expression. Huia is an organic and biodynamically farmed wine that delivers on all levels. This wine is bursting with elderflower, gooseberry, and lime zest, finishing with balanced acidity and minerality. Perfect for welcoming spring. Cheers! Huia Sauvignon Blanc $23.99/btl ORDER ONLINE Order online [...]

By | 2021-05-02T21:53:33+00:00 April 19th, 2021|

What Are Drinking Now? 20,000 Leguas by Dominio de Punctum

Red or white? How about orange? 20,000 Leguas by Dominio de Punctum, 2018 Before we dive into a glass of this organic (& vegan) Spanish wine, let's get a little technical about what IS an orange wine: Orange wine (also called amber wine) is made from white wine grapes that have been fermented with skin contact, like a red wine. Now let's get into THIS bottle of orange — 20,000 Leguas. What I love about this Chardonnay blend is that it isn't just for the adventurous. This amber wine aims to please most wine drinkers with its notes of [...]

By | 2021-03-18T22:09:27+00:00 March 18th, 2021|

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? Martha Stoumen “Post Flirtation”

Fleur has a delightfully surprising red for your Valentine's Day. MARTHA STOUMEN "POST FLIRTATION" 2019 If there's one thing you can count on these days it's that there is no lack of surprises. But sometimes those surprises can turn out to be exactly what our weary hearts need...and that is precisely what this stunning blend of 50% Zinfandel, 50% Carignan delivers. Not the Zin blend you might expect, this gent is light, crushable, and slaps ya right across the face with its bold flavor — in the very best way! Deep velvet magenta in color, with pucker notes of [...]

By | 2021-02-12T21:17:29+00:00 February 11th, 2021|

What Are Drinking Now? Chateau Moncontour Vouvray Brut

Drew has become a devoted follower of this particular bottle of bubbles. CHATEAU MONCONTOUR VOVRAY BRUT This zesty Vouvray is my favorite bottle of bubbles in the whole store. I mean that. To say I enjoy a bottle (the whole bottle) once a week would rarely be truthful, because it's usually two, but with warm weather this week? Maybe more. This wine though...the beauty in it, for me, is a perfect balance of subtle components. The aroma — delicate, a little bit of ginger and honeysuckle. The fruit — modest, with light cameos from pear and yellow apple. Some [...]

By | 2021-02-02T23:59:52+00:00 February 1st, 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|