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 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|

What Are We Drinking Now? Owen Roe’s Sinister Hand

Fleur is spookifying your wine drinking with this Sinister Hand. Fleur's Favorite Familiar: Owen Roe's "Sinister Hand" - Washington Welcome October with this hauntingly gorgeous Rhône blend from Columbia Valley, Washington. Sinister Hand will satiate all of your cold-weather cravings with its deep tones of Chelan cherries, Mission figs, and black currants, providing a long, indulgent finish of mahogany with hints of blood orange. Pair with super-dark chocolates, marzipans, and spicy cinnamon candies this spooky season! Owen Roe's "Sinister Hand" - Washington $29.99/btl

By | 2022-10-18T20:19:20+00:00 October 17th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Fleur’s Pizza Party Wines

Fleur answers your Pizza/Wine questions with a two wine response! Fleur's Pizza Party Wines: Villa Sparina Gavi & Villa Sparina Barbera del Monferrato Well looky here! I have found the answer to every pizza/wine question you've ever pondered. These two beautiful farmhouse bottles are just the thing to turn any pizza night into a Fancy-Pants Pizza Party. The Gavi gives aromas of green unopened lilies spilling into flavors of baked apricots and citrus peel, with a long linger of tart lemongrass and subtle hints of rosemary. Then the Barbera pulls you in with black plums and purple violets, giving way [...]

By | 2022-08-23T20:33:24+00:00 August 19th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Gaia Monograph Moschofilero & Agiorgitiko

Kerry has two Greek wines you should be sipping right now! Gaia Monograph Moschofilero & Agiorgitiko With the summer heat beating down upon us, the time is right for chillable reds and fresh, bright, acid-driven whites. We have two Greek wines that fit the bill. While the grape names may be hard to pronounce, the wines are oh-so-easy to drink. The Grape: Moschofilero Mosh-koh-FEE-leh-roh This intensely perfumed wine is vibrant, juicy, delicious, and is bursting with citrus and floral aromas. Dry, medium-bodied, and full of zippy acidity, it pairs well with seafood, Asian cuisine, and a wide array of appetizers. [...]

By | 2022-08-01T20:24:18+00:00 July 29th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Cantos Blancos Verdejo & Crianza

Kerry has signature Spanish wines from Cantos Blancos. Cantos Blancos Crianza & Cantos Blancos Verdejo With more acres of vineyards than any other wine-producing country, Spain is known for delivering well-made wines at great value. We have two delightful wines from Cantos Blancos that exemplify this rich tradition of Spanish wines. And they're both made with 100% organic grapes! Cantos Blancos Verdejo If you're a fan of white wines with crisp acidity, bright fruit flavors and subtle herbaceous notes, this Verdejo is for you. Flavors of Meyer lemon, apple, and green herbs round out a pleasing mineral finish. I paired [...]

By | 2022-06-17T22:39:13+00:00 June 17th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? L. Tramier & Fils Juliénas 2020 Beaujolais

Seth has a summer red that goes with all the summer things. L. Tramier & Fils Juliénas 2020 Beaujolais - Gamay This Juliénas (for under $30!) is a perfect summer red. It's light-bodied and slightly tannic with flavors of cherry, red currant, violet, and subtle baking spice notes. It's great with soooo many different dishes: grilled sausages, roasted herbed chicken, pork belly tacos, grilled salmon, rich creamy cheeses and prosciutto...the list goes on and on. L. Tramier & Fils Juliénas 2020 Beaujolais - Gamay $23.99/btl ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online if you’d rather not come into the shop. We’ll [...]

By | 2022-06-17T21:08:12+00:00 June 10th, 2022|