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|

*MORE* Haunted Wines of the Month from Dracula!

Don't forget about our October wines of the month, which are all haunted. Here are four *MORE* of them. As is evidenced by the extremely untouched photo below, Dracula keeps some very nice wines with him in his casket, and he holds his wine bottles between his pinky and ring finger, as is the Transylvanian way. Look below the photo to see what Dracula has to say about these four wines. And because we're not 100% afraid of Dracula, we carry these Dracula-endorsed wines (we surrounded the shop with garlic or rutabagas or something). "Pablo Claro Sauvignon Blanc, Castilla-La Mancha, [...]

By | 2021-10-28T21:10:01+00:00 October 26th, 2021|

Wines from the Creature of the Black Lagoon!

Two more of our October wines of the month, suitable for drinking on their own, at dinner, or in a haunted swamp. Do you ever get the vacant stare that the Creature from the Black Lagoon has when deciding on a wine (see photo below)? It's understandable. However, we taste every wine we carry, and if it's not up to our standards — and we have very high standards — we won't carry it. So you can get rid of that vacant, lagoon-like stare when choosing one of our wines, because they're all fantastic. Look below the photo to see [...]

By | 2021-10-28T21:10:31+00:00 October 26th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Domaine Barou Avec Le Temps

Seth would like to encourage you not to go all-out red quite yet — this white will warm your bones. Domaine Barou Avec Le Temps - Charnas, Rhône Valley, France This Rhône blend is a mix of Roussanne, Vermentino, and Viognier. It's complex, rich, and classy without being pretentious. There are subtle floral and honey hints that are balanced by a complementary bitter lemon zest and a nice dry finish. A perfect wine for a charcuterie spread, some pâté, a juicy roasted chicken, or even your favorite spicy Thai or Chinese takeout. I know some of you are adamant about [...]

By | 2021-10-25T21:02:52+00:00 October 22nd, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Land of Saints Chardonnay

Kerry found a California Chardonnay that pairs wonderfully with butternut squash soup. Land of Saints Chardonnay - Santa Maria Valley, CA As days turn cooler, the time seems right to cozy up with a delicious soup that makes the most of what's in season. A recent dinner of "soup and sammies" featured a fall classic: butternut squash soup. I paired this rich silky soup with our Land of Saints Chardonnay. The mouthfeel of this wine is bold enough to stand up to the decadence of the butternut squash, along with a delightful acidity that cuts through the soup's creaminess. Aged [...]

By | 2021-10-20T18:45:20+00:00 October 18th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Ethereo Albariño

Ethereo Albariño - Rias Baixas, Spain Autumn is far and away my favorite time of year. I love the way the air feels, the smell of the trees transitioning for winter, the slight chill, the hearty foods making their way to tables. To complement these ethereal sensations, I paired the final week of September with a bottle of Ethereo Albariño. Ethereo is a gorgeous white wine from Rias Baixas, Spain, rich with notes of honey crisp apple, Meyer lemon, and a minerality as crisp as an autumn breeze. This wine beautifully complements hearty foods like stuffed pumpkin, or lighter fare [...]

By | 2021-09-30T20:57:29+00:00 September 30th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Anselmi “San Vincenzo” Bianco

Barbara is adoring this Garganega, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc blend from Italy. Anselmi “San Vincenzo” Bianco – Veneto, Italy To call this a September Wine of the Month is an understatement! When we took our first sip, as the cool evening air drifted in on the breeze, it was all the things we love about summer — and fall. Rich and delicious, Sauvignon without the bite, Chardonnay without the cloying, and Garganega to round it all out. It’s neither season and both. Anselmi “San Vincenzo” Bianco – Veneto, Italy Friends & Family: $22.99/btl (reg. $29.99) ORDER ONLINE ___ [...]

By | 2021-09-27T20:39:16+00:00 September 24th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Biecher & Fils Pinot Gris

Kerry is finding a sense of place with this classic Alsace Pinot Gris. Biecher & Fils Pinot Gris - Alsace, France Moving to Denver this summer has been exciting, but also somewhat daunting. To cultivate that "feels like home" bond with my new city, I turn to the flavors I grew up with on the Caribbean island of Trinidad ("Trini!"). Cue spicy Indian pav bhaji (mashed vegetable dish) and curry chickpea with a Caribbean flair. Sunny yellow in the glass, our Jean Biecher & Fils Pinot Gris offers the right touch of sweetness and acidity to soothe and revive the [...]

By | 2021-09-20T19:30:43+00:00 September 16th, 2021|