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What Are We Drinking Now? We Have the Bubbles for NYE

My New Year's Resolution? I'll probably keep it at 1280x1024, like always. Thanks for asking! If it's bubblies you're looking for, it's bubblies we have. The nine sparklers we're featuring below have a range of prices and a range of flavors, but the range of quality runs the gamut from exceptional to exceptional. And if you'll be serving a certain dish for which you'd like a very special wine, just ask us — our experts can pair anything. Several have a Friends & Family (F&F) discount attached, which can make a bubbly even bubblier. Krasno Sparkling Slovenian Rebula - Organic [...]

By | 2023-01-04T21:36:35+00:00 December 29th, 2022|

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 gorgeous [...]

By | 2022-12-28T21:45:34+00:00 December 23rd, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Krasno Sparkling Rebula

Devin has a Slovenian Sparkler for your Holidays. Yes, we said "Slovenian." Krasno Sparkling Rebula Not usually mentioned when thinking of wine-producing countries, Slovenia produces some exquisite wines, including this bubbler. Give your next mimosa or spritz a little extra sparkle. This wine, from Goriška Brda (yep, that's spelled correctly), the westernmost region of Slovenia (a.k.a. "The Tuscany of Slovenia"), is made from 100% Ribolla Gialla from 10–to–25-year-old vines. It presents shy aromas of green apple, then bursts with energetic tangerine interwoven with the soft, lingering minerality of marl. To preserve viticulture in Brda, traditional know-how is passed from the [...]

By | 2022-12-21T20:43:12+00:00 December 20th, 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

By | 2022-11-30T21:34:50+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 | 2022-11-22T22:26:08+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 | 2022-11-21T23:19:59+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 of [...]

By | 2022-11-21T22:50:30+00:00 November 16th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? The Piedmont Wine Project

Devin has a cloudy, tart beauty from Italy The Piedmont Wine Project Vino Bianco Meet autumn stoically. Cloudy due to the presence of residual yeast, you'll experience grapefruit aromatics with notes of peach and lychee. The austere acidity, with whispers of newly yellowed grass and hints of Golden Delicious apple, is a fine complement to umami-rich foods, especially soy sauce and sesame oil. Cheerfully mourn the passing of summer and celebrate the harvest season with a fruit-topped sushi roll for a complete experience. Chill, shake, and serve. The Piedmont Wine Project Vino Bianco $12.99/btl

By | 2022-11-01T21:42:58+00:00 October 31st, 2022|

What 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 | 2022-11-01T21:31:44+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 a [...]

By | 2022-10-18T20:51:34+00:00 October 18th, 2022|