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|

What Are We Drinking Now? 4 Noses Brewing Co. & The Real Dill’s Michelada

Seth has a perfect holiday weekend beer. 4 Noses Brewing Company & The Real Dill Michelada 4 Noses Brewing Company (straight outta Broomfield, CO) and our friends at The Real Dill (straight outta Denver) have done an incredible job with this one. This is my favorite beer in the shop right now, and what a great weekend brunch beer it is. It's perfectly light and refreshing for those times you don't want to be weighed down by a heavy-hitting IPA. The tomato, lime, dill, jalapeño, and spices work so beautifully together. There is a subtle heat on it that warms [...]

By | 2022-07-05T22:21:40+00:00 July 1st, 2022|

Mythology’s Foragers Denver Botanical Gin is Here!

One of the most gorgeous local releases every year! Mythology Forager's Gin - Denver, CO This is one of our most anticipated releases every year. We get a limited supply, so make sure to pick up a bottle or two. P.S. Father's Day is right around the corner! Notes from Mythology Distillery: A collaborative gin produced from botanicals harvested from Denver Botanic Gardens. Citrus and fresh cut flowers give way to bright juniper berries and spicy coriander on the nose. These aromas carry through to the palette where sweet juniper and candied lemon peel are balanced by an underlying floral [...]

By | 2022-06-03T23:48:55+00:00 May 30th, 2022|

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 [...]

By | 2022-05-07T00:17:34+00:00 May 6th, 2022|

Wines for Earth Day 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 composed [...]

By | 2022-04-29T22:42:37+00:00 April 22nd, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Sébastien Besson Juliénas

Seth has a Beaujolais for your Easter table. Sébastien Besson Juliénas This Beaujolais is super-elegant and classy while remaining approachable for everyone (even those who aren't familiar with the Gamay varietal). The grapes are hand-harvested at the perfect ripeness and fermented in both concrete and stainless steel. I tasted hints of raspberry and black cherry, a subtle earthiness, a touch of clove, and a little orange zest. It has a nice viscosity that is complemented by a bright acidity and smooth tannins. Great with Easter dinner and leftovers. Sébastien Besson Juliénas $39.99/btl ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online if you’d rather [...]

By | 2022-04-20T21:58:27+00:00 April 14th, 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 crab [...]

By | 2022-02-15T00:04:26+00:00 February 14th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo

Fleur has THE wine for your holiday spaghetti dinners. (At least we HOPE there will be some holiday spaghetti dinners.) Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo Sometimes all everybody wants is Spaghetti!!! When you use Niman Ranch ground lamb to make the meatballs and pair those with Altius Farms arugula, homemade Arrabbiata sauce, perfectly cooked spaghetti, a baguette from Marczyk Fine Foods, and the ABSOLUTE LUSCIOUSNESS of Bellwether Farms Basket Ricotta...well, you've got yourself one HECKOFA Family Pasta Night! Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo's notes of cracked black pepper, cola, cured tobacco leaf, black geranium, and ripe bramble berries will send this family-style meal over [...]

By | 2021-12-23T22:54:01+00:00 December 22nd, 2021|

What You SHOULD Be Drinking & Gifting Now? Leopold Bros Three Chamber Rye Whiskey Holiday Edition

Perhaps the geekiest distilled spirit contrived in the past 50 years! Leopold Bros Three Chamber Rye Whiskey Holiday Edition First, some history: For more than a century, American Rye Whiskey was almost exclusively produced in what was knows as a Three Chamber Still — a still that extracted not only distillate but, more importantly, unlocked oils and aromas hidden in the grains. The result was marketed as "heavy-bodied" — whiskey with complex flavors and a viscous finish. The last Three Chamber Still was destroyed just after World War II, thus ending a time-honored American tradition. Back to the present: This [...]

By | 2021-12-17T22:37:31+00:00 December 17th, 2021|