What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Gabriele Scaglione Passeggiando in Vigna Langhe Nebbiolo

Marshall has a lush Italian Nebbiolo. Gabriele Scaglione Passeggiando in Vigna Langhe Nebbiolo - Langhe, Italy Ah, February, a month of beautiful things: snow, groundhogs, and love. At this time of year, one yearns for comfort from the cold, for hearty meals, for wonderful wines. Thus let us speak of a spring-evoking wine as gorgeous as snow-draped aspen trees. Gabriele Scaglione's Passeggiando in Vigna is a lush Nebbiolo from Langhe, Italy. Looking beyond the adorable apple-adorned hedgehog on the label, one will find a wine warm with notes of cherry, rose, and spring rain. Try this with a hearty lasagna [...]

By | 2022-02-07T23:36:32+00:00 February 5th, 2022|

What 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. My. [...]

By | 2022-02-07T23:27:42+00:00 February 5th, 2022|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? E. Traber Pinot Noir

Barbara has an Alsatian Pinot Noir that's a relief after all the holiday heaviness. E. Traber Pinot Noir - Alsace, France Look how calm and delicious this looks! As we begin a new year, this Alsatian Pinot Noir has everything you want after all the big food and big wines of December: resplendent with notes of cherry and raspberry, dry, soft, and delightfully smooth. And at $14.99, it's not too hard on the post-holiday wallet either. E. Traber Pinot Noir - Alsace, France $14.99/btl ORDER ONLINE ___ (Order online if you'd rather not come into the shop. We'll [...]

By | 2022-01-17T00:26:35+00:00 January 7th, 2022|

What Are We Drinking Now? Odfjell Armador Carménère

Marshall has a gorgeous, versatile Chilean Carménère that pairs with ALL the foods. Odfjell Armador Carménère - Chile I love Carménère, a little-known varietal found primarily in Chile these days. These wines are not overly heavy and have a characteristic spice that I adore. Odfjell Armador has all this and more. Odfjell is a soft and gentle red with velvety tannins and a nose that's alive with green pepper, some bright fruit tones, and a spice that only blossoms as the wine breathes. Lately, I've been recommending it for hearty dishes; I enjoyed it with a flank steak and sauteed [...]

By | 2022-01-17T00:26:07+00:00 January 7th, 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 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 | 2021-12-08T00:09:51+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 reasonably [...]

By | 2021-11-27T21:16:43+00:00 November 22nd, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Sottimano Bric del Salto Dolcetto d’Alba

If you know, you know: We just received our exclusive allocation of Sottimano Dolcetto 2020. And Barbara is enamored with it. 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 [...]

By | 2021-11-27T20:41:06+00:00 November 21st, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Matic Kerner

Birthday Breakfast Wine!?? Oh yeah, it's a thing! Matic Kerner 2020 What more could I ask for than the most stunning Slovenian Kerner for my birthday breakfast?...truly not much! This guy bestows aromas of old-fashioned Red Vines, Fairy Floss, and almond extract, giving way to the brightly sumptuous flavors of beeswax, kumquat, fleshy figs, and Queen Ann's Lace. Get really decadent with your food pairings, my lovelies: buttered morels, seared foie, fig jam & triple cream brie, roasted rabbit, spiced lamb, grilled pears, cayenne honey popcorn, and ALL the pâtés. Prepare to become OBSESSED! Matic Kerner 2020 Friends & Family: [...]

By | 2021-11-15T21:47:16+00:00 November 15th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Sineann 2019 Pinot Noir & Deutschherren-Hof Pinot Noir

Kerry has two Pinot Noirs with very different personalities. Embracing Noir-vember, I tested pairing ideas with two gorgeous Pinot Noirs for an upcoming Friendsgiving dinner. Spanning both old and new worlds, I tried our Oregon Pinot from Sineann and the German Pinot from Deutschherren-Hof. I loved them both, for different reasons, realizing we have a Pinot for every palate! Wines often create an impression of "personality" in my mind, sometimes becoming a recognizable character. Meet The Debutante and The Silver Fox! The Debutante: Sineann 2019 Pinot Noir Tart and bright, this wine boasts aromas and flavors of vibrant red [...]

By | 2021-11-15T20:29:46+00:00 November 11th, 2021|