What Are We Drinking Now? Txakoli for Mother’s Day

These refreshing easy-drinkers are ideal for Mother's Day! Txakoli Primo & Txakoli Primo Rosé Time to dust off the patio furniture — it's Txakoli time! Our perennial favorites from the Basque region of Spain are back and better than ever! We have no preference between the two; we love them both. Grab a bottle (or case) of these porch-pounders and be prepared for all of your picnics, pool parties, and patio projects, and holidays honoring Mom. Txakoli Primo — Pale yellow color. Young wine with greenish tones. Big intense aroma of tropical fruit. Txakoli Primo Rosé — Fresh and fruity hints [...]

By | 2022-05-06T23:14:51+00:00 May 6th, 2022|

Earth Day Wines by Modat Le Petit Mod’Amour

Enjoy organic & biodynamic wines for Earth Day... and every day! Modat Le Petit Mod'Amour Blanc & Modat Le Petit Mod'Amour Rouge Upon founding Domaine Modat (a modest 23 hectares of vines found in the French commune of Cassagnes in the Agly Valley) in 2007, Philippe Modat has worked the vines organically (achieved certification in 2014) and biodynamically (not yet certified), and having returned to working as a lawyer he has left control of the winery in the safe hands of his dynamic and hard-working sons (all, by the way, under the age of 30). The vineyards themselves are [...]

By | 2022-04-29T22:00:46+00:00 April 22nd, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? The Simple Grape

Marshall has some easy-sippers for relaxing. The Simple Grape Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Sometimes after a long day all you want to do is get home and have a nice glass of wine — nothing too dense or stuffy, just something easy that tastes good. Whether you want a red or a white, The Simple Grape delivers. Their Cabernet is bold but not aggressive with lots of fruit, while their Chardonnay is lively and well-balanced with restrained tones of butter and oak. These wines also contain zero added sugar, are low-calorie, and are certified sustainable. Life can be complicated, [...]

By | 2022-04-29T21:45:47+00:00 April 22nd, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Domaine Gueneau “Les Griottes” 2020 Sancerre

Fleur's Spring Fling! Domaine Gueneau "Les Griottes" 2020 Sancerre We're welcoming the Spring with a beautiful family dinner punctuated by a lovely Sancerre... ...a stunning combination: scented of mallowy vanilla orchid and soft cedar while presenting a palate of stark limestone and freshly cut thyme, finishing with razor sharp tones of underripe pineapple and green mango. This is gonna absolutely send you fawning! When our family wants comfort food we go all out, pairing our homemade pâte feuilletée-topped, Dijon-tarragon-roasted chicken pot pies with a grilled Italian spring vegetable salad. (*Afterall...Local asparagus season is nearly upon us!!!) Domaine Gueneau "Les Griottes" 2020 [...]

By | 2022-04-20T21:30:05+00:00 April 14th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? El Libre Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon

Young Wines born free in Argentina! Vinos jovenes, nacido libres en Argentina! El Libre Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon - Mendoza, Argentina These wines are inspired by the heroism displayed during the May Revolution in Argentina in 1810. The May Revolution was a week-long series of events that took place from May 18 to 25, 1810, in Buenos Aires, capital of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. This Spanish colony included roughly the territories of present-day Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and parts of Brazil. The result was the removal of Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros and the establishment [...]

By | 2022-04-12T19:45:39+00:00 April 8th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Château Carbonneau

Barbara has a couple of French lovelies for you. Château Carbonneau "Margot" Sauvignon Blanc & Château Carbonneau Classique Please let me introduce you to two of our perennial best-selling and best-priced wines. Margot has been with us for years. The charming folks at Château Carbonneau created this easy-drinking Sauvignon Blanc - delicious, dry French Bordeaux that is always $12.99! The red Classique, which has also been with us for years, is a blend of Merlot and Malbec - dry and fancy-tasting without the fancy price. You will be shocked that it's only $11.99 when you taste this lovely wine. [...]

By | 2022-04-01T20:33:05+00:00 March 22nd, 2022|

What Are We Drinking? Paul Anheuser Riesling Kabinett

Kerry has a German Riesling that's a little sweet and a lot of sass. Paul Anheuser Riesling Kabinett - Germany Everyone needs a good off-dry German Riesling in their wine repertoire, a style of Riesling known for its signature interplay between taut acidity and a hint of sweetness. Our Paul Anheuser Riesling Kabinett is just that - a little bit sweet with a lot of sassy acidity. There is a lot to love about this wine: Enticing aromas of ripe peach, lemon curd, and honeysuckle lead to a slight sweetness that is beautifully layered with subtle minerality and mouth-watering [...]

By | 2022-04-01T20:12:37+00:00 March 22nd, 2022|

Don’t Forget Your Valentine’s Day Wines!

"Remember the Wine." - Your Brain to You Just Now. Wine seems to be the last thing we remember for a special occasion, and since you've forgotten the wine for Valentine's Day (c'mon, just admit it — it'll be easier for everyone), we're spotlighting three that will complete your Valentine's Day dinner AND you'll be the hero for selecting such a great wine. Cedrick Bardin Coteaux Du Giennois 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Gamay. Pairs beautifully with any boldly flavored and meat-driven dishes. Warm and earthy with the perfect touch of pucker! $19.99/bottle Cedrick Bardin Sancerre The perfect lobster and [...]

By | 2022-02-14T23:59:20+00:00 February 14th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Domaine de la Combe Muscadet

Seth pairs this one with ALL the Seafoods. Domaine de la Combe Muscadet Absolutely one of the best wines in the shop right now. It has a rich and luscious viscosity that coats your mouth with heavenly goodness. It tastes like a fresh cool rain on hot pavement with notes of apple, citrus peel, and tropical fruits. It is NOT a sweet wine. It has the perfect dryness to pair with mussels, scallops, oysters, shrimp, chicken, vegetables, and cheeses of all kinds. I had the pleasure of trying it with some east coast oysters from Marczyk Fine Foods. Oh. [...]

By | 2022-02-07T23:19:00+00:00 February 5th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Villa Sparina

Kerry has two Italian gems from Villa Sparina. Villa Sparina Gavi & Villa Sparina Barbera Long before Wine Enthusiast crowned Villa Sparina the 2021 European Winery of the Year, we at Marczyk Fine Wines were already enamored of their charms. The unique bottle shape was inspired by an old bottle discovered in the villa's historic cellar. While you may be drawn to the bottle's captivating silhouette, you will no doubt keep coming back to the alluring wines within. The municipality is Gavi but the grape comprising this dry white wine is Cortese. The nose opens with intense ripe fruit aromas [...]

By | 2021-12-07T23:56:10+00:00 December 3rd, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? DoReMi Mitsvane & DoReMi Saperavi

Marshall was already in love with Georgian wines before he encountered these. Now he's 100% beguiled. DoReMi Mitsvane & DoReMi Saperavi Since first trying Georgian wine several years ago, I've been in love. I'm not talking about wine from the southern state, but from the eastern European nation that borders the Black Sea and Russia. At the time, I had no idea that Georgia produced wine, let alone that they had been doing it for longer than the pyramids have been standing. All I knew when I picked up that first bottle was that it looked cool and was [...]

By | 2021-11-27T21:05:49+00:00 November 22nd, 2021|

*MORE* Haunted Wines of the Month from Dracula!

Don't forget about our October wines of the month, which are all haunted. Here are four *MORE* of them. As is evidenced by the extremely untouched photo below, Dracula keeps some very nice wines with him in his casket, and he holds his wine bottles between his pinky and ring finger, as is the Transylvanian way. Look below the photo to see what Dracula has to say about these four wines. And because we're not 100% afraid of Dracula, we carry these Dracula-endorsed wines (we surrounded the shop with garlic or rutabagas or something). "Pablo Claro Sauvignon Blanc, Castilla-La Mancha, [...]

By | 2021-10-27T21:23:24+00:00 October 26th, 2021|