The Holiday Red That Goes With Everything

Sottimano Dolcetto d'Alba $19.99/bottle Andrea Sottimano is one of the finest winemakers in Italy, and by extension, the world. However, his Dolcetto is admittedly not for everyone — your Chardonnay-only drinkers will not love it, nor will your big fat juicy red-wine-only drinkers. Dolcetto is aptly named (from the Italian, dolce, for "soft" or "sweet," not sugary, but as in the English "dulcet"). It is Piemonte's gulpable wine — spicy, grapey, dark chocolate-y, and low in tannin. For all its juicy, plush softness, Dolcetto can be lively, spry even, especially if it retains some of the grape's native acidity. [...]

By | 2023-10-24T22:31:59+00:00 October 24th, 2023|

Devin is being wooed by a Spanish red

Portento / Petit Verdot La Mancha, Spain $17.99/bottle Fragrant Michigan cherries and oak (with a slight touch of cedar) transition to the palate with a deep ferric richness, brightened by pink peppercorn and saffron. A decadent and indulgent experience with grippy tannins and a silky finish. Dark meat is the way to go here: pair Portento with mushroom risotto and pepper steak, tzatziki and falafel, or liver pâté. 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 Tuesdays from [...]

By | 2023-09-11T22:18:41+00:00 August 24th, 2023|

Abbie is drinking a very friendly Beaujolais

La Galoche Beaujolais Gamay is a light-bodied, easy-drinking red that will be a hit at any get-together. Similar to a Pinot, this wine has notes of juicy plums and Luxardo cherries while remaining dry with soft tannins. I paired this wine, slightly chilled, with homemade gyros, but I think it would also complement any charcuterie or even dessert. This food-friendly wine is a great gift idea — or you can keep it for yourself. Cheers! Friends & Family Deals Bottle Discounts: 3 bottles: 5% off 6 bottles: 10% off 12 bottles: 15% off Happy Hour Enjoy an extra 5% [...]

By | 2023-08-28T19:39:19+00:00 August 3rd, 2023|

Wines For Your Spring Holidays!

Hams & Lambs & Briskets... Oh My! We have all of your spring holiday wine needs. No matter the occasion, or even if you just feel like celebrating for no reason at all, we have three wines that will pair perfectly with three delicious Easter and Passover main courses. For your ham... Hand-picked and grown with love. Lelièvre "Gris de Toul" Rosè of Gamay and Pinot Noir Côte de Toul, France $14.99/btl This is the perfect ham wine. A gorgeous nose of bright, red cherries and pink roses then flushes the cheek with that first taste of honeysuckle and soft [...]

By | 2023-04-05T20:35:49+00:00 April 4th, 2023|

What Are We Drinking Now? Jezebel

Abbie has a power due that doesn't overpower. Jezebel - White Blend & Pinot Noir Jezebel White Blend is a lovely blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. This is a crowd-pleasing, easy-drinking, crisp, light and refreshing white with just a touch of sweetness. I drank it with some salty and spicy chicken fried rice and it paired beautifully. Jezebel Pinot Noir is a high-quality and food-friendly red — a lovely Pinot out of Oregon that is light and earthy with leathery soft tannins and hints of dark cherries. I paired this wine with an Italian cauliflower crust pizza [...]

By | 2023-03-17T20:13:49+00:00 March 10th, 2023|

What Are We Drinking Now? Don’t forget the Dolcetto

This is the holiday wine we wait all year for! Sottimano Bric del Salto Dolcetto d'Alba Andrea Sottimano is one of the best winemakers in Italy — full stop. We have sourced and sold his wines for 20 years, and we even have Denver-exclusive access to a couple of sleeper-beauties. One of these is his Bric del Salto Dolcetto. While Andrea is most famous for his expressions of Nebbiolo through his Barbarescos, he and his family own vineyards planted to Dolcetto and Brachetto as well. Dolcetto is not known as a particularly important wine. That said, Andrea's is simply [...]

By | 2022-12-28T21:31:54+00:00 December 23rd, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Mightily Majestic Mourvèdre

Psst... Your turkey called. It wants this wine! Margins 2021 Mourvèdre - Santa Clara Valley, CA This stunning, unfiltered, skin-fermented, insanely organic Mourvèdre from the Santa Clara Valley is everything you never knew you always wanted in a wine. Margins Mourvèdre carries bright notes of sour cherry, baby strawberries, rhubarb, and just a touch of white pepper...simply PERFECT for your herb-roasted turkey and gravy. Margins 2021 Mourvèdre - Santa Clara Valley, CA $32.99/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 [...]

By | 2022-11-30T21:21:46+00:00 November 23rd, 2022|

A Perfection of Wine & Cheese Pairing: Beaujolais Village & Fromager D’Affinois

This is a truly memorable wine-cheese pairing! Gilles Gelin Beaujolais Village & Fromager D'Affinois Original and with Garlic & Herbs We wanted a wine and cheese pairing that would surpass your everyday wine and cheese pairing, and we hit on it with beautiful bottles of Beaujolais-Villages paired with Fromager D'Affinois. Our pals over at Marczyk Fine Foods suggested we try both the herbed and original versions of this luscious cow's milk cheese from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes...and oh how we swooned! The undeniable decadence of texture and the richness of flavor beg for an earthy, clean-finishing red; we looked to Beaujolais, which [...]

By | 2022-11-21T23:33:18+00:00 November 20th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Belle Pente

Kerry has the perfect Pinot for Thanksgiving! Belle Pente - 2020 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Good friends and good wine — a perfect pairing! As I prepare to gather with treasured friends for Thanksgiving, one of the wines I'll be serving this year is the tried-and-true Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Belle Pente (pronounced pont). This elegant Pinot showcases bright aromas of red berries, mushroom, and a hint of licorice. The wine's balance of fruit, earthiness, and oak on the palate is carried to a long, exquisite finish that is sure to delight. Pinots are a traditional favorite for Thanksgiving [...]

By | 2022-11-21T23:11:08+00:00 November 17th, 2022|

The 2021 Sottimano Dolcetto D’Alba is Here!

Sottimano Bric del Salto Dolcetto d'Alba Andrea Sottimano is one of the best winemakers in Italy — full stop. We have sourced and sold his wines for 20 years, and we even have Denver-exclusive access to a couple of sleeper-beauties. One of these is his Bric del Salto Dolcetto. While Andrea is most famous for his expressions of Nebbiolo through his Barbarescos, he and his family own vineyards planted to Dolcetto and Brachetto as well. Dolcetto is not known as a particularly important wine. That said, Andrea's is simply gorgeous for drinking now through 2028. This is definitively one [...]

By | 2022-11-21T22:37:05+00:00 November 16th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? The Red Villain

Kerry is investigating "The Red Villain" Domaine CLO "Le Méchant Rouge" a.k.a. "The Red Villain" This wicked Cabernet Franc from Domaine CLO is a staff favorite. Aromas of raspberries and blackberries accompany subtle black pepper and vegetal notes. On the palate, pronounced fruit flavors are balanced by hints of smokiness and dried herbs. Medium-bodied with supple tannins, this Cab Franc can stand up to beef burgers, meatballs in tomato sauce, or grilled lamb. The vegetal and herbal undertones in this wine will complement dishes such as roasted red peppers, tomatoes stuffed with basil, grilled eggplant, and foods seasoned with oregano, [...]

By | 2022-11-01T21:18:50+00:00 October 31st, 2022|

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|