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? 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 *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|

Refresh with these Spanish Pét-Nats

Pét-Nats are the way more fun and wilder version of French Champagne. Petulante White Pét-Nat & Petulante Rosé Pét-Nat - Spain Despite its recent surge in popularity, Pét-Nat is actually far from being the new hipster kid on the block. A Pét-Nat (short for the French pétillant naturel, which means "natural sparkling") is a wine made according to the ancestral method. Developed in the 16th century, this is the oldest way of making sparkling wine. But don't let its trendiness scare you away. Pét-Nats come with a much smaller price tag than French Champagne, and they are way more [...]

By | 2021-07-26T23:42:58+00:00 July 22nd, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Domaine Bardin Pouilly Fumé

Forget New Zealand, Spain, and Cali; Kevin is opting for Loire Valley Sauv Blancs. Domaine Bardin Pouilly Fumé - Loire Valley, France Sauvignon Blanc has become one of the most popular wines out there. Beautiful examples come from all over — New Zealand, Spain, California — but my personal favorites hail from the Loire Valley. You may be familiar with Sancerre, the most famous Sauvignon Blanc from the region. Pouilly Fumé is yet another stunning example of how amazing Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc can be. The Cedrick Bardin Pouilly Fumé is fairly typical, combining ripe fruitiness with crisp freshness. [...]

By | 2021-07-26T23:24:12+00:00 July 21st, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? CLO Blanc & CLO Rouge de Saumur

Fleur is serving Saumur wine two ways. CLO Blanc de Saumur & CLO Rouge de Saumur - Loire Valley, France At my casa when we celebrate, we celebrate BIG! Our son asked for fancy hamburgers and french fries for his 12th birthday. Without hesitation we belted out "Challenge Accepted!" Of course, the chefs needed a little vino for the festivities, and when one wants red and the other wants white, ya gotta just go for both! CLO Blanc de Saumur: Aromatics of hot kettle corn and spiced apples invoke assumptions of sweetness...yet, this tricky little Chenin is anything but [...]

By | 2021-07-26T23:13:55+00:00 July 16th, 2021|

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|