What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Land of Saints Chardonnay

Kerry found a California Chardonnay that pairs wonderfully with butternut squash soup. Land of Saints Chardonnay - Santa Maria Valley, CA As days turn cooler, the time seems right to cozy up with a delicious soup that makes the most of what's in season. A recent dinner of "soup and sammies" featured a fall classic: butternut squash soup. I paired this rich silky soup with our Land of Saints Chardonnay. The mouthfeel of this wine is bold enough to stand up to the decadence of the butternut squash, along with a delightful acidity that cuts through the soup's creaminess. [...]

By | 2021-10-20T18:54:23+00:00 October 18th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Château d’Aqueria Tavel Rosé

Barbara has a Rhône rosé for us, but rosé season is over. Or is it? Château d'Aqueria Tavel Rosé - Rhône Valley, France Now, you may ask yourself, why is there a rosé being featured as we move into cooler weather? Because there is such a thing as a fall rosé. This luscious Rhône rosé is dry and super food-friendly: think mushroom risotto, roasted pork, or Marczyk Fine Foods's house-made French sausages. It's weighty and concentrated yet always invigorating, packed with crisp-tart blackberry and black-cherry flavors. At a Friends & Family price of $24.99 for this rosé, you should [...]

By | 2021-10-15T19:37:35+00:00 October 14th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Alvi’s Drift

Seth is transitioning into fall with this Shiraz from South Africa. Alvi's Drift Shiraz - Western Cape, South Africa Alvi's Drift, a South African Shiraz, is an amazing fall red. It has nice juicy dark berry flavors and the perfect touch of spice. It is rich, warming, and smooth. My mouth is watering just thinking about it with a hearty lamb stew, or even a nice grilled burger with some crispy salted fries. It's super versatile: Pair it with a nice hard cheese, some salami, and your favorite true crime TV, and you've got yourself the makings of a [...]

By | 2021-10-12T18:58:44+00:00 October 11th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Ethereo Albariño

Marshall is pairing the final week of September with this gorgeous Spanish Albariño. Ethereo Albariño - Rias Baixas, Spain Autumn is far and away my favorite time of year. I love the way the air feels, the smell of the trees transitioning for winter, the slight chill, the hearty foods making their way to tables. To complement these ethereal sensations, I paired the final week of September with a bottle of Ethereo Albariño. Ethereo is a gorgeous white wine from Rias Baixas, Spain, rich with notes of honey crisp apple, Meyer lemon, and a minerality as crisp as an [...]

By | 2021-09-30T20:42:03+00:00 September 30th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Anselmi “San Vincenzo” Bianco

Barbara is adoring this Garganega, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc blend from Italy. Anselmi "San Vincenzo" Bianco - Veneto, Italy To call this a September Wine of the Month is an understatement! When we took our first sip, as the cool evening air drifted in on the breeze, it was all the things we love about summer — and fall. Rich and delicious, Sauvignon without the bite, Chardonnay without the cloying, and Garganega to round it all out. It's neither season and both. Anselmi "San Vincenzo" Bianco - Veneto, Italy Friends & Family: $22.99/btl (reg. $29.99) ORDER ONLINE ___ [...]

By | 2021-09-27T20:28:15+00:00 September 24th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Biecher & Fils Pinot Gris

Kerry is finding a sense of place with this classic Alsace Pinot Gris. Biecher & Fils Pinot Gris - Alsace, France Moving to Denver this summer has been exciting, but also somewhat daunting. To cultivate that "feels like home" bond with my new city, I turn to the flavors I grew up with on the Caribbean island of Trinidad ("Trini!"). Cue spicy Indian pav bhaji (mashed vegetable dish) and curry chickpea with a Caribbean flair. Sunny yellow in the glass, our Jean Biecher & Fils Pinot Gris offers the right touch of sweetness and acidity to soothe and revive [...]

By | 2021-09-20T19:06:14+00:00 September 16th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Alta Luna “Phases” Red Blend

Need some help transitioning into fall? Seth has just the wine for you. Alta Luna "Phases" Red Blend - Trentino, Northern Italy Alta Luna is the perfect wine to usher in the transition from summer to fall. It flaunts the warm and comforting baking spices of fall, with a smooth lightness that makes it great for a late-summer evening. It's what you want with a delicious charcuterie board, grilled burgers, pulled pork or jackfruit sandwiches, chili dogs, good conversation, or nothing at all. Also, try popping it in the fridge for half an hour before you crack it open [...]

By | 2021-09-15T18:27:33+00:00 September 8th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Elena Walch Schiava

Marshall will guide you into the new season with this Italian red. Elena Walch Schiava - Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy Friends, as we enter now what Bertolt Brecht referred to as "the blue month of September," we find ourselves at a crossroads of summer warmth and autumn chill. Because of this, I want to introduce you to a wine that meets the needs of both seasons: Elena Walch Schiava. “Now Marshall,” perhaps you might ask me, “what is a schiava?” The term actually refers to a variety of varietals grown in Alto Adige and Trentino, and the wines they produce [...]

By | 2021-09-07T22:17:43+00:00 September 3rd, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Daou Family Estates “Discovery” Chardonnay

Seth keeps going back for sip after sip of this California Chard. He'd like you to do the same. Daou Family Estates "Discovery" Chardonnay - Paso Robles, California The Daou is a really classy Paso Robles Chardonnay. There is some oak, but it is exceptionally well-integrated, adding an extra level of richness to the wine without overdoing it. It has a good amount of citrusy mouth-watering acid that perfectly compliments the tropical fruit and melon flavors. And no, it's not sweet. You can't help but want to go back for sip after sip. I can just imagine how amazing [...]

By | 2021-08-20T21:34:32+00:00 August 20th, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? River Sail Sauvignon Blanc

Kevin is concerned that you're not sufficiently refreshed. He has a solution. River Sail Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand We are on the tail end of the dog days of summer and it's still so hot! You deserve refreshment. You deserve relief. You deserve River Sail Sauvignon Blanc. This wine has everything: great acidity, beautiful aromas, and vibrant flavors. Plus, it's sustainably farmed. Literally everyone wins. River Sail Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand $24.99/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 [...]

By | 2021-08-10T20:36:41+00:00 August 6th, 2021|