Need Wine for a Very Important Football Game (TM)?

“A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds.”
—Chinese Proverb

We know that four or five of you — possibly up to seven — will be watching the Very Important Football Game™ on Sunday. Don’t let anyone tell you that the VIFG™ is a beer-only event. People have been watching the VIFG™ while drinking wine for well over 600 years, and of course we didn’t fact-check that claim so be sure to grab some of these very chuggable wines for the Very Important Football Game™. A couple of them even go with buffalo wings.

La Playa
Sauvignon Blanc
Curico Valley, Chile
Your New “Go-To” Sauvignon Blanc
This Sauvignon Blanc is light, crisp, refreshing, and dry. Bright notes of lime zest, pineapple, grapefruit, straw, bell pepper, and slate. Easy-drinking with a lively acidity.

Pairings: grilled fish, oysters, light salads, garlic prawns, creamy seafood chowders, goat cheese, Thai food, gazpacho, and avocados.

• 3 bottles: $9.49/btl
• 6 bottles: $8.99/btl
• 12 bottles: $8.49/btl

Baronnie de Montgaillard
Grenache Rosé
Pays d’Oc, France
Lively, Dry, Amazing
This rosé is fantastic! It has flavors of fresh red berries with a hint of dried herbs and spice. Very dry, and it’s great anytime of year.

Pairings: this rosé pairs well with a variety of foods, like sushi, roasted meats and veggies, slow-cooked stews, grilled chicken, spicy dishes, and Mediterranean food.

• 3 bottles: $9.49/btl
• 6 bottles: $8.99/btl
• 12 bottles: $8.49/btl

La Chiazza
Toscana Rosso
Tuscany, Italy
One of the greatest value Super Tuscans on the market!
This fantastic wine is made up of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. Dark fruits up front, followed by baking spices, figs, balsamic, and wet forest floor. Full-bodied and ready for food.

Pairings: rich red meats, salty cheeses, white bean dishes, tomato-based pastas loaded with rosemary and garlic!

• 3 bottles: $17.09/btl
• 6 bottles: $16.19/btl
• 12 bottles: 15.29/btl

Château Maison Neuve
Clotilde Red Blend
Bordeaux, France
Always Dependable
Made up of a blend of Merlot and Malbec, this wine is deep in color and body, with notes of ripe plum, blackberry jam, sour cherry, coffee, tobacco, and oak.

Pairings: French onion soup, carne asada, charcuterie, pulled pork sandwiches, rare steak with duck fat fries… Mmmmm!

• 3 bottles: $12.34/btl
• 6 bottles: $11.69/btl
• 12 bottles: $11.04/btl

Viento Aliseo
La Mancha, Spain
100% Organic and Biodynamic
This Spanish Viognier is mouth-wateringly good! Citrus notes lead into juicy flavors of peach, magnolia, tropical fruits, and minerals. It is medium-bodied and dry, and it has a crisp acidity that brightens it up beautifully.

Pairings: swordfish, pork chops, baked brie, creamy mushroom dishes, tapas, spicy dishes, chicken.

• 3 bottles: $16.14/btl
• 6 bottles: $15.29/btl
• 12 bottles: $14.44/btl

John Dapetrosino
Pinot Grigio
A Taste of the Mediterranean
This Pinot Grigio is light and refreshing, with delicate aromas of rose and green apple. It has light and savory notes of tropical fruits, citrus, pear, nectarine, and minerals.

Pairings: scallops, trout, halibut, salads, light pasta dishes, risottos, fresh cheeses (like Marczyk’s mozzarella), vegetarian dishes, roasted chicken.

• 3 bottles: $14.24/btl
• 6 bottles: $13.49/btl
• 12 bottles: $12.74/btl

Soft & Harmonious
This beautiful Mediterranean Syrah is packed with lush flavors of ripe plum, black cherry, black pepper, cassis, vanilla, and dried herbs. It’s medium-bodied with smooth tannins.

Pairings: this Syrah is ideal with Mediterranean cuisine, spicy foods, grilled steak, short ribs, beef stew, soft aromatic cheeses, and roasted veggies!

• 3 bottles: $14.24/btl
• 6 bottles: $13.49/btl
• 12 bottles: $12.74/btl

Bodegas Venta la Vega
Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Hello, taco Tuesday!
Organically grown Garnacha and Syrah. Notes of fresh red fruits, minerals, and a lovely touch of spice. Medium-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a vibrant acidity. Very approachable!

Pairings: tacos on Tuesday, Tacos on ony day, roasted meats, lamb, hearty stews, spicy dishes, Marczyk-made enchiladas, Manchego cheese, and chorizo!

• 3 bottles: $12.34/btl
• 6 bottles: $11.69/btl
• 12 bottles: $11.04/btl

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 4pm to 6pm.

3 bottles: 10% off
6 bottles: 15% off
12 bottles: 20% off

Monthly Specials
Look for our purple signs — discounts on big and little wines.

By | 2024-02-15T00:33:02+00:00 February 6th, 2024|

About the Author:

Barbara Macfarlane, owner of Marczyk Fine Foods, is always happy when she gets asked to talk about a favorite wine or spirit. "So many wines, so little time. So like our customers, I depend on the crew to tell me what's new, delicious, and noteworthy. It's true, I get stuck on faves, but the new wines coming in the door are so well chosen! So drink up Denver, we've been doing this for 20 years and we know what's cool!"