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Flash Your Ski Pass Promotion

flash your season ski pass deal

This ones for you, skiers and snowboarders! For a limited time, flash your season pass at Molly’s Spirits to receive 10% off all of your purchases! Stopping at Molly’s Spirits when your heading up I70 is 10x easier than trying to find a liquor store once you’re already up in the mountains. We’re 4 minutes off I70 & Sheridan. Plus, those steep mountain prices (pun intended) and the narrow selections will leave you wondering why you didn’t load up for the lodge in Denver.

Here are the promotion details: 

  • It must be a full season pass for the 2017-2018 year (no 2-day, 7-day, etc. passes). If you have questions about what passes are accepted beyond this, please reach out.
  • This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts.
  • This discount excludes box wine, kegs & allocated items. 
  • This deal is good from 11/25/2017 through 12/9/2017.
  • Your Ski Pass must be present at purchase and must match your ID. 

We hope this gets you as excited for Colorado ski season as it does for us! Shop Molly’s extensive selection of 12,000 wines, beers & spirits so you’re stocked up for your mountain adventures.

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Best Wines for Holiday Gift Ideas

Shopping for a wine-lover and don’t know where to begin (other than heading to Molly’s)? Well you’re in luck! Here are our best wine picks under $20, $50 and $100 to give this holiday season. These are great options for that special someone, the holiday host, or even the office gift exchange! (Don’t worry about printing this out, we have copies at the front of the store to take with you while you shop!)

holiday wine gift ideas and guide for 2017

 

Wines Under $20

Graham Beck Brut Rosé

“The Rosé NV was allowed enough time on the lees to develop subtle yeasty undertones but to burst with berry and cherry flavours. On the nose expect whiffs of raspberries, cherries and a few secondary aromas of minerality. The palate delivers a lively mousse but fine in the mouth, with subtle red berry flavours enlivened by bright acids. Showing hints of oyster shell and fresh lavender. Flirtatious and fun, yet elegant and structured, it’s perfect for all seasons and settings. The ultimate in food friendly wines.” – Graham Beck

Region/Appellation: Robertson
Country Hierarchy: Breede River Valley, South Africa
Grape/Blend: Chardonnay – Pinot Noir
Food Suggestion: Meaty and oily fish such as salmon and trout
Was $18.98 | Now $16.98

Anton Bauer Wagram Pinot Noir

“Dense, characteristic ruby with crimson; intensive notes of herbs in the nose, purée of berries in the background; typical Burgunder structure, lively tannin, ripeness, juicy piquancy and elegance, substantially dry and still youthfully impetuous.” – Anton Bauer

Region/Appellation: Wagram
Country Hierarchy: Austria
Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir
Food Suggestion: Pork and red meats such as beef, lamb, and venison.
Was $24.98 | Now $19.98

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier Blend

“That beautiful fragrance of jasmine, honeyed pears, and chai spice. The succulent flavors of tropical fruit. A crisp, refreshing finish that unleashes provocative notes of white peaches, pineapple, and zesty citrus.” – Pine Ridge CB + V

Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy:
California
Grape/Blend:
Rare White Blend: Chenin Blanc and Viognier
Food Suggestion: 
Root vegetables and squashes, light salads to seafood, and most notably with foods with a hint of spiciness—its subtle sweetness provides balance alongside a touch of heat. It’s the perfect pour for the start of an evening with appetizers or a platter of salumi. Also try Chenin Blanc + Viognier with a flavorful Thai curry, a frittata with sweet onions and ricotta, or a shrimp and avocado tostada. For a perfect cheese pairing, enjoy CB+V with a dense, lemony goat’s milk French Chabichou du Poitou.
Was $14.98 | Now $10.98

Mercat Brut Nature

“A complex nose of ripe pear and brioche with zesty minerality on the palate and chalky soil notes. Stone fruits like apricots and nectarines are framed by a structure of acidity and limestone that show through due to the lack of dosage.” – Mercat

Region/Appellation: Cava
Country Hierarchy: Catalonia, Spain
Grape/Blend: Cava Blend: 50% Xarel.lo, 40% Macabeu and 10% Parellada
Food Suggestion: Manchego and parmesan cheese, oysters, and clams
Was $16.98 | Now $13.98

Bookcliff Syrah

“This elegant Syrah has hints of blackberries and raspberries with a hint of pepper. The finish has earthy notes where the tannins and acidity are well blended.” – Bookcliff Vineyards

Region/Appellation: Grand Valley
Country Hierarchy: Colorado, USA
Grape/Blend: Syrah
Food Suggestion: Pork, lamb, beef , spicy food, matured and hard cheese
Was $21.98 | Now $15.98

Kopke Fine Ruby Port

“Deep ruby-red colour with halo granate. Classic nose, where the vivacity of the young fruits converge in a delicate balance. Determined taste, vigorous, with aromas of fresh fruit and a long and harmonious finish.”  – Portugal Vineyards

Region/Appellation: Ruby Port
Country Hierarchy: Oporto [Port], Douro, Portugal
Grape/Blend: Port Blend Red: Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão, and Touriga Franca
Food Suggestion: Chocolate, caramel, and cheeses of medium intensity
350ml $10.99 | 750ml $17.99

Kopke Tawny Port

“Orange-brown color. The ageing in oak casks gives it an aroma of vanilla combined with fruit. The palate is soft and balanced with a good finish.”  – Portugal Vineyards

Region/Appellation: Tawny Port
Country Hierarchy: Oporto [Port], Douro, Portugal
Grape/Blend: Port Blend Red: Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca
Food Suggestion: Blue cheese, dried fruits, and desserts with caramel
350ml $10.99 | 750ml $17.99

Tentaka Hawk in the Heavens Sake

“Dry and crisp, the flavors are dominated by mixed nuts, fresh cut green grass and other earthier flavors. Medium-bodied with a rich mouthfeel, followed by a lengthy and dry finish.” – Vine Connections

Region/Appellation: Junmai
Country Hierarchy: Japan
Food Suggestion: Hearty grains, mushrooms, beef, lamb, and BBQ sauce
300ml Was $16.98 | Now $14.98

Wines Under $50

DeLoach Estate Pinot Noir Russian River

“Our 2014 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir aromatically opens with ripe red fruits heightened with hints of soft baking spice and candied orange peel. The deep aromas lead to enticing flavors of cherry cola balanced with the earthiness of Shiitake mushroom. Its full body, and round, rich velvety feel lead to a long, satisfying finish.” – DeLoach Vineyards

Region/Appellation: Russian River Valley
Country Hierarchy: Sonoma County, North Coast, California
Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir
Food Suggestion: Duck, geese, and game birds such as turkey, quail, and pheasant
Was $54.98 | Now $44.98

Taittinger Brut La Francaise

“Active on the palate, with bright core fruits and zesty citrus and mineral flavors, a pairing with raw oysters would seem to be in order.” – Wilfred Wong

Region/Appellation: Champagne Brut
Country Hierarchy: Champagne, France
Grape/Blend: Champagne Blend
Food Suggestion: Shellfish, crab and lobster
Was $56.98 | Now $39.98

Robert Sinskey Red Blend

“Point of View 2012 is that wine you take to dinner to not just impress, but to enjoy. A deep, dark purple hue telegraphs its impressive nature as the aromas and flavors of macerated berries (strawberries, blue/blackberries, and cherries), are backed by notes of bay leaf and fennel seed. The wine obviously came from optimally ripened fruit with supple tannin balanced by just the slightest hint of fine oak barrels and vibrant acidity. Mouth filling and delicious with an incredibly long finish, this wine begs for a seat at tonight’s dinner table.” – Robert Sinskey

Region/Appellation: Carneros
Country Hierarchy: Napa Valley, Napa Country, North Coast, California
Grape/Blend: Red Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Suggestion: Pork and chili peppers
Now $39.99

Domaine Ostertag Riesling

“The wine is a very light, pale straw color. The very nice nose has lemon zest, toast, apples, white flowers, spice, grapefruit, apricots, and minerals. This has light to medium body, good acidity, and has just a hint of sweetness. The creamy palate features nice citrus and apples up front with a nice floral note, pices, and minerals coming in on the backend. The finish has very nice length and again highlights the citrus, apple, and minerals, with a slight saline element coming into play. This would be a very nice wine to serve to a new comer as an introduction to dry Rieslings.” – Cliff’s Wine Picks

Region/Appellation: Alsace
Country Hierarchy: France
Grape/Blend: Riesling
Food Suggestion: Meaty fish such as salmon, mackerel, swordfish, monkfish and tuna
Now $29.99

Luigi Giordano Barbaresco

“Definite garnet red colour enriched with delicate orange highlights on ageing; ample and intense perfume with good floral and fruit jammy notes plus ethereal hints of spices. The flavour is dry, full, elegant and aristocratic.” – Luigi Giordano

Region/Appellation: Barbaresco
Country Hierarchy: Piedmont, Italy
Grape/Blend: Nebbiolo
Food Suggestion: Meat-filled pasta dishes, game roasts, braised red meats and matured cheeses
Was $36.98 | Now $32.98

Colterris Cab Franc

“An elegant, traditionally styled wine made from 25-year-old vines grown above the Colorado River at Katie’s Vineyard on East Orchard Mesa, Palisade. This wine is rich with hints of violets and plums. A delicious complement to braised poultry, grilled salmon, and mild cheeses.” –Colterris

Region/Appellation: Grand Valley
Country Hierarchy: Colorado
Grape/Blend: 84% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Suggestion: Poultry, salmon, and mild cheeses
Now $24.99

Kracher White Burgenland Trockenbeerenauslese

“Trockenbeerenauslese (“dried berry selection”) is a sweet wine made from grapes hand-picked in late autumn and affected by “noble rot,” the botrytis fungus that gives the wine its characteristic rich, sweet taste. This golden wine has a lovely aroma with notes of apricot and honey. The finish is fresh, creamy and lively.” – Terlato Wines

Region/Appellation: Burgenland
Country Hierarchy: Austria
Grape/Blend: Welschriesling, Chardonnay, Traminer
Food Suggestion: Dessert
187ml $24.99

Wines Under $100

Stag’s Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

“This well-made full-bodied wine exudes a juicy core of red currant, cranberry and vanilla as a persistence of tannin provides power and wooded support. Oak and cedar play nicely together and add a wealth of savory concentration.” – Virginie Boone

Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy: Napa Country, North Coast, California
Grape/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Suggestion: Beef, such as prime rib, or venison
Was $61.99 | Now $58.99

Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay

“The 2015 vintage endowed this Chardonnay with a profusion of exotic, fresh aromas and flavors – honeydew melon, pineapple, plantains, honey, crème brulee, and mandarin peel – all made more enticing with bright acidity and a long, rich finish.” – Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

Region/Appellation: Carneros
Country Hierarchy: Napa Valley, Napa County, North Coast, California
Grape/Blend: Chardonnay
Food Suggestion: Creamy mushroom soup or quiche
Was $58.98 | Now $52.98

Concha y Toro Don Melchor 2009

“Deep cherry red. A wine with tremendous aromatic complexity and a heightened expression of Cabernet fruit. Highly concentrated and persistent on the palate. Fresh, with smooth, fine, and delicate tannins and excellent balance.” – Don Melchor

Region/Appellation: Puente Alto
Country Hierarchy: Malpo Valley, Chile
Grape/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon and minor proportions of Cabernet Franc
Food Suggestion: Red meats, especially lamb or wild game prepared with different cooking methods, such as roasted or braised and served with sauces made with red wine, mushrooms, rosemary, and tomatoes, among others. Assorted terrines and patés, especially duck with truffles. Cows or goat milk cheeses, dry, aged or creamy cheeses.
Now $74.99

Saint Cosme Condrieu 2015

“Saint Cosme Condrieu is teeming with commanding aromas of licorice, jasmine and elderflower. On the palate, it offers rich flavors of white peach and anise. Full and round, this Condrieu is remarkably elegant and lively.” – The Winebow Group

Region/Appellation: Condrieu
Country Hierarchy: Rhone, France
Grape/Blend: Viognier
Food Suggestion: Roasted chicken or turkey served simply with sweet roasted vegetables and corn or fresh lobster in garlic butter
Now $74.99

Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir

“The color is a deep scarlet-red with lush aromas of blackberry bramble, nutmeg, and hint of caramel. The wine is fresh and exuberant in the mouth with sumptuous strawberry jam, ripe black cherry, cranberry and warm gingerbread. It is perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity, velvety tannins and a hint of toffee carrying through its long finish. When asked to describe this wine, I simply say it’s like a taste of Christmas, all year long!” – Belle Glos

Region/Appellation: Santa Maria Valley
Country Hierarchy: Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California
Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir
Food Suggestion: Chicken or turkey served with root vegetables (squash, carrots, turnips, pumpkin, and shallots) or herby stuffing
Was $61.98 | Now $54.98

Orin Swift Papillon Red

“An intense ink with a garnet rim, the wine opens with powerful aromatics of cassis, ripe boysenberry, and chaparral with hints of graphite, sage, fire-roasted meats and fresh brioche. The entry floods the palate with ripe dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherries as well as fresh minerality and a touch of kir and crème de menthe. With traces of tannin, the wine finishes with a lingering sweet licorice and a smooth acidity. Overall, this vintage of Papillon truly characterizes the theme—bold and massive yet also delicate and complex.” – Orin Swift

Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy: Napa County, North Coast, California
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc
Food Suggestion: Beef, such as prime rib, and vension
Now $65.99

Cedric Bouchard Cote de Bechalin 2010

“A broad palate with exotic fruit, poise, and pinpoint acidity. One can certainly enjoy this now, but some time in the cellar to further knit the elements of structure and fruit should pay off handsomely.” -John McIlwain

Region/Appellation: Champagne
Country Hierarchy: France
Grape/Blend: Champagne Blend
Food Suggestion: Shellfish, crab, and lobster
Was $89.98 | Now $79.98

All prices limited to stock on hand. Molly’s Spirits reserves the right to limit quantities. Prices are subject to change.

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Come help us celebrate Molly’s 3rd Anniversary Soireé

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Can you believe it? Molly’s Spirits is turning T-H-R-E-E and you’re invited to come help us celebrate!

Friday night we’re going to have some BIG prizes to giveaway (think free beer for a year from Left Hand Brewing, a Never Summer snowboard, etc), a free special tasting from 4-6PM and lots of yummy horderves! Plus it wouldn’t be a Molly’s party if we didn’t have a Gatsby-themed photobooth. Come snap a photo for a chance to win a $100 giftcard to our store!

We’ll also have DEEP anniversary sales running all weekend in-store.

RSVP HERE to stay in the loop on more exciting details to be announced soon.

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Get alcohol delivery from Molly’s on Minibar Delivery

alcohol delivery denver from mollys spirits Get alcohol delivery from Molly’s Spirits in Denver, Lakeside, Wheat Ridge or Arvada. We have partnered with Minibar Delivery for on-demand alcohol delivery, WHICH MEANS you can have alcohol delivered to you with the push of a button, in the comfort of your own home. Order on-demand and get your order in 60 minutes, or schedule at delivery to meet you at home when you’re off work!

Download the Minibar Delivery app or visit their website to start shopping from Molly’s inventory. The order comes from our store and from our amazing customer service team, we’re just utilizing Minibar’s excellent technology for another way to keep you in good spirits!

Questions? Email us at info@mollysspirits.com

*There are some areas Molly’s doesn’t deliver too. If you aren’t in our delivery zone, please reach out to us and we will see what we can do!

Click here to get started with your first on-demand alcohol delivery now. 

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Labor Day Beers

Drink Ideas for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is a celebration of the achievement of American workers, and is often considered the last hurrah of summertime. This 3 day holiday weekend is the perfect time to party down with friends and family, get one last camping trip or mountain getaway in, take the boat out for a spin or hold a classic backyard BBQ. Whatever your Labor Day plans are, we’ve got the drinks covered. Coming straight from our in-house cicerone, sommelier and spirits specialist, here’s what we recommend drinking this labor day.

Wine:

Labor Day Weekend is a great time to sip on those summer whites like a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, pop some bubbly, or opt for a little twist like sangria or a canned wine cocktail! It’s also peak pink drinking season, which means that rosé isn’t going to drink itself.  And cheers to canned and boxed wine – just think of all the places you can go!

Labor Day Weekend Rosé List

2016 Chateau Salettes Bandol Rosé
House Wine Canned Rosé
Infinite Monkey Theorem Canned Rosé
2016 Château Saint-Honoré Côtes de Provence La Londe Rosé
3L Box La Vieille Ferme Rosé
Underwood Canned Rosé
2016 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare Rosé
3L Box From the Tank Rosé
2016 Mordorée Côtes du Rhône Rosé

Labor Day Weekend Bubbly List

Scarpetta Frico Frizzante 187ML Cans
Casa de Valor Brut Cava
Graham Beck Brut
Caposaldo Prosecco
(All great options for your Aperol Spritz!)

Labor Day Weekend New Zealand Sauv Blanc List

Otto’s Constant Dream Sauvignon Blanc
Babich Sauvignon Blanc
The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc
Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Sea Pearl Sauvignon Blanc

Labor Day Weekend Canned & Bottled Fruity Wine Goodness List

Sangria for Labor Day

Shania Sangria
Blanc Limé
Ramona Canned Sparkling Wine with Pink Grapefruit 4 Packs
Begonia Canned Sangria 4 Packs
Mija White Sangira
Decadent Saint White Sangria
Mighty Swell Mango, Grapefruit, and Peach 4 Packs
Pampelonne Blood Orange Spritz, Rosé Lime, and French 75 4 Packs

Spirits:

While cocktail options are always endless, we’re focusing on a few easy, refreshing drinks for Labor Day. Such as the margarita, not only is this a party pleaser, but margaritas have short ingredient lists and even shorter preparation times. Check out our list of 7 margarita recipes you have to try here.

Labor Day Weekend Spirits List

Don Julio Blanco Tequila
Humboldt’s Finest Vodka – Check out the recipe for a Humboldt’s Finest Hemp Highball here!
CapRock Colorado Organic Vodka
Tanqueray Gin

Beer & Other:

This could be your last chance to drink up those summer seasonals such as Upslope Thai Style White IPA and Wibby Brewing Lightshine Radler. If you’re hitting I-70 and heading for the mountains, any of the 9 beers to take on a summer hike we posted about would be excellent choices. And we can’t leave out our love for hard seltzers. Read all about our hard seltzer obsession here.

Labor Day Weekend Beer List

Seasonal Beers for Labor Day

Three Barrel Brewing Seven Bees Honey Kolsch
Station 26 Lemondrop Wheat
Great Divide Roadie Grapefruit Radler
Denver Beer Co. Maui Express Coconut IPA
14er Brewing Sunshine Peak Coffee IPA
Upslope Craft Lager
Liquid Mechanics Hop Nectar
14er Brewing Double Mt Massive IPA
4 Noses Brewing Tart Mango Wheat
Wibby Brewing Lightshine Radler
Montucky Cold Snacks
Upslope Thai Style White IPA
Crystal Springs Brewing Summertime Anytime

Labor Day Weekend Hard Seltzer List

Truly Canned Variety 12 Packs – Includes 3 Grapefruit & Pomelo, 3, Colima Lime, 3 Lemon & Yuzu, and 3 Sicilian Blood Orange
White Claw Variety 12 Packs – Includes 3 Natural Lime, 3 Raspberry, 3 Ruby Grapefruit, and 3 Black Cherry

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Denver Summer Passport Giveaway

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The Denver Summer Passport is a boozy field guide aimed at helping you discover the city’s best bars, restaurants, breweries, distilleries and more! This pocket-sized book features over sixty 2-for-1 craft beverage specials valid Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. This field guide is sure to become your go-to drinking buddy when it comes to navigating Denver’s food and beverage scene.

The Details:

  • 68 establishments
  • 2-for-1 drinks at every location
  • Over $350 in booze savings
  • Valid all summer (May 26—Sept 4)

Molly’s has TEN Summer Passports to giveaway to TEN lucky people!

Here are the rules to win:

  1. Like us on Facebook (although not required, bonus points if you follow us on Instagram too)
  2. Fill out the entry form below. One entry per person. (Update: Entry form has been removed because giveaway has ended.)
  3. That’s it! Giveaway ends at 9am on 6/8/17.

Winners will be announced 6/8/2017 on this blog post and will also be notified via email/phone.

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**6/8/17 Update! Winners announced!**

1. James (Eddie) M.
2. Jay N.
3. Bri C.
4. Erin U.
5. Robert H.
6. Daniel V.
7. Kelsey W.
8. Benjamin B.
9. Kaitlin H.
10. Amber R.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our Denver Passport giveaway!

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The Best Wines for Summer – It’s Rosé Season

Suns Out, Rosés Out! It’s time to rejoice in the official wine of summer – the rosé!  This trendy pink drink comes with its own catchphrases like “Rosé All Day” and “Yes Way, Rosé” and even recently made headlines for its availability in 40 ounce bottles!

And there’s a reason for the hype, the hashtags, and the memes so we’re going to dive into the pink world of rosé. Your guide to a rosé-filled summer is here, and it’ll have you saying “New Day, New Rosé”.

Rosé basics (although rosé is anything but basic)

Rosé is a category of wine – just as white and red are categories. Its name comes from the French word for pink.

Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time (anywhere from 2 hours to 20 hours). The longer the grapes’ skins are left sitting in the wine, the darker the color of the finished rosé.

There are three ways to make rosé: maceration, saignée and blending. The maceration method is when red wine grapes are let to rest, or macerate, in the juice for a period of time and afterward the entire batch of juice is finished into a rosé wine. The Saignée (“San-yay”) method is when some of the juice is bled off during the first few hours of making a red wine and put into a new vat to make rosé. This method is very common in wine regions that make fine red wines such as Napa and Sonoma. And the blending method is when a little bit of red wine is added to a vat of white wine to make rosé. It doesn’t take much red wine to dye a white wine pink, so usually these wines will have up to 5% or so, of a red wine added. This method is very uncommon with still rosé wines but happens much more in sparkling wine regions such as Champagne.

The primary flavors of rosé wine are red fruit, flowers, citrus, and melon, with a pleasant crunchy green flavor on the finish similar to celery or rhubarb. Of course, depending on the type of grape the rosé wine is made with will greatly vary the flavor.

Rosés range in taste from dry (not sweet) to sweet depending on grape. Pink doesn’t always equal sweet!

The suggested serving temperature:45 – 55 degrees F / 7 – 10 degrees C.

Rosé pairs well with SO MANY foods – fin fish, shellfish, white meat, cured meat, hard cheese, soft cheese, greens, and exotic spices like turmeric, ginger, saffron, and cumin.

Just like summer can’t last forever, the vast majority of rosés are made to be consumed within 1-2 years which is why the rosés you’ll see below are from 2015 and 2016.

Rosé is produced in every major country and is made of nearly every grape variety – both red and white. The Molly’s Wine Team has chosen a few favorites out of our ENTIRE section of rosés for our guide. These hail from France, Spain, Austria, the good ol’ U.S. of A., Chile, and South Africa. Let’s travel through the various regions together!

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France

Rosé wines of France mainly come from Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, both located in Southern France. French rosés are dry and the blend usually includes Grenache (fruity) and Syrah (savory). Fun facts: Provence is the world’s largest wine region specializing in dry rosé! The Center for Rosé Research, located in Provence, is the only scientific organization dedicated to studying rosé wine and supporting improvements in rosé quality and diversity. Wine Folly has dubbed rosés from Provence the “little black dress of pink wines”.

Saint Roch les Vignes Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016

“This blend of Cinsault (50%) and Grenache (50%) has everything a Provençal rosé should: delicacy, dryness and drinkability. It smells of bright red berries, and the palate is lively and full of crisp, food-friendly acidity.” — Importer

Region/Appellation: Côtes de Provence
Country Hierarchy: Provence, France
Grape/Blend: 50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault
Price: $14.98 | ON SALE: $12.98
Enjoy: With fresh berries while soaking in a hot spring

Château Montfaucon ‘Les Gardettes’ Rosé 2016

“Refreshing and crisp with hints of peaches, raspberries and violets, this easy drinking dry rosé is meant to be enjoyed casually in a jovial spirit.” – Rodolphe de Pins, Château de Montfaucon

Region/Appellation: Montfaucon
Country Hierarchy: Rhône Valley, France
Grape/Blend: Cinsault, Counoise and Grenache
Price: $12.98 | ON SALE: $10.98
Enjoy: While getting your daily dose of green vegetables (who said that can’t be fun?!)

AIX Rosé 2016

“An elegant rosé with layers of complexity and a fresh personality. Beautifully balanced with bright fruit flavors, delicate floral notes, and a long finish reminiscent of a clear, warm day in Provence, this delicious rose is as captivating as a gentle refreshing summer breeze – it seduces you like a bright sunny day. Sublime happiness in every sip. Enjoy chilled.” – Maison Saint AIX

Region/Appellation: Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence
Country Hierarchy: Provence, France
Grape/Blend: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault
Price: $16.98 | ON SALE: $13.98
Enjoy: Overlooking the water with a glass of AIX Rosé in one hand and a good book in the other

Domaine de Beaurenard Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2016

“Fruity with ‘pep’, class and a nice mineral support. A frank attack with pleasing roundness, present fruit balanced by a delicate structure found by the mineral presence.” – Domaine de Beaurenard

Region/Appellation: Côtes du Rhône
Country Hierarchy: Rhône, France
Grape/Blend: Grenache, Syrah Juice, and Cinsault
Price: $18.98 | ON SALE: $16.98
Enjoy: At a backyard BBQ

Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rosé 2016

“A pleasant, intense, floral and mineral nose and well balanced palate with freshness combining red currants and berries. This rosé is ready to drink now, and should be consumed within a year to enjoy its fresh fruitiness to the full. Enjoy as an aperitif or with a meal.” – Mas de Daumas Gassac

Region/Appellation: Pays d’Herault
Country Hierarchy: Languedoc, France
Grape/Blend: 50% Syrah, 50% Carignan
Price: $12.98 | ON SALE: $10.98
Enjoy: While enjoying a late lunch after tackling your weekend to-do list

Chãteau du Rouët Côtes de Provence Cuvée Réservée Tradition Rosé 2015

“A refreshing blast of rose petal aromas give way to crisp minerality loaded with notes of cherry blossom, raspberry and strawberries. This classically dry Provençal rosé has a fruity palate and a long, rich aftertaste.” – Chãteau du Rouët

Region/Appellation: Côtes de Provence
Country Hierarchy: Provence, France
Grape/Blend: 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, and 20% Syrah
Price: $19.98 | ON SALE: $15.98
Enjoy: While sharing a cured meat plate with your bestie

Château de Paraza Cuvée Spéciale Rosé 2016

“A pleasing nose with notes of strawberry and redcurrant. On the palate the wine is wild, round, and well-balanced, with a lot of crisp. Pure freshness.” – Château de Paraza

Region/Appellation: Minervois
Country Hierarchy: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Grape/Blend: 50% Syrah, 50% Grenache
Price: $13.98 | ON SALE: $11.98
Enjoy: With takeout from your go-to sushi place and a little Netflix binge

Spain

The most popular Spanish rosés are Tempranillo (savory) and Garnacha (fruity)-based rosado wines from Rioja, but Spain hosts a range of rosé wines. Jumilla is located on the Mediterranean coast of south-eastern of Spain and produces quality rosés from the Monastrell (savory) grape variety.

Ostatu Rosado 2016

“Pale salmon, bright color with pinks reflections. Aromas of fresh fruits (strawberries), with a fine and elegant expression. Very fresh and balanced in the mouth, slightly oily and with dimension. Great balance of flavors, fruitiness and warmth.” – Ostatu

Region/Appellation: Rioja Alavesa
Country Hierarchy:  Spain
Grape/Blend: 70% Tempranillo, 27% Garnacha and 3% Viura
Price: $17.98 | ON SALE: $15.98
Enjoy: With a make your own pizza date night

Bodegas Muga Rosado 2016

“Aromas of red currant and strawberry, and flavors of bright red fruit, orange and flowers. A very easy wine to drink” – Bodegas Muga

Region/Appellation: Rioja Alta
Country Hierarchy: Rioja, Spain
Grape/Blend: 60% Garnacha, 30% Viura and 10% Tempranillo
Price: $18.98 | ON SALE: $15.98
Enjoy: Poolside with a plate of sliced mango

Bodegas Olivares Rosado 2016

“The blend of Monastrell and Grenache gives richness and structure to this fresh, fruity rosé. You’ll find floral and red fruits on the nose and in the mouth. It is fruity, fresh and balanced.” – Bodegas Olivares 

Region/Appellation: Jumilla
Country Hierarchy: Murcia, Spain
Grape/Blend: 70% Grenache, 30% Monastrell
Price: $10.98 | ON SALE: $8.98
Enjoy:
By the campfire, although you might want to transfer into a different vessel before you set out on your adventure (should you decide to brave it and bring the glass bottle, it is a twist off so no need to worry about a cork screw)

Austria

Rosé wine is produced in all of Austria´s wine-growing regions, Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt are two significant grape varieties used in Austrian rosés.  Zweigelt is characterized by bold cherry flavors and a slight herbaceous bitter note on the finish making rosé wines fruity while Blaufränkisch typically produces wines rich in tannin and sometimes exhibiting a pronounced spicy character. Niederosterreich (Lower Austria) is the largest wine region in Austria followed by Burgenland.

Meinklang Frizzante Pinot Noir Rosé 2015

“This light frizzante made from Pinot Noir shows a lot of fruitness and aromatics. Strawberries, cherries and minerality lead to long slightly bubbly finish. Organic and biodynamic!” – kwselection.com

Region/Appellation: Burgenland
Country Hierarchy: Austria
Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir, Zweigelt & Blaufränkisch
Price: $19.98 | ON SALE: $17.98
Enjoy: With Sunday brunch

Pratsch Rosé 2016

“Made from several varieties of organically-grown estate grapes, this Austrian rosé is delicate and dry featuring aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, peach, and pear, backed by crisp, refreshing acidity.” – Winesellers, Ltd

Region/Appellation: Niederosterreich (Lower Austria)
Country Hierarchy: Austria
Grape/Blend: Zweigelt
Price: $14.98 | ON SALE: $10.98
Enjoy: With paella after a day spent on the water

United States

As of August 2016, The United States is currently ranked as the world’s third largest producer of rosé wine (after France and Spain respectively) and is gaining ground as the trend shows its longevity year after year!

Moshin Vineyards 2016 Rose of Pinot Noir

” A dry, refreshing, cool, crisp pink with flavors and aromas of strawberry, melon and hints of spring flowers. 100% Pinot Noir that delivers a juicy and delicious wine – pairing easily with appetizers, fish and good times with friends!” — Moshin Vineyards

Region/Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir
Price: $19.98 | ON SALE: $17.98
Enjoy: At happy hour with friends from the office

Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare 2016

“The ’16 Vin Gris is a bit of a departure from recent vintages, somewhat deeper in color and definitely a bit fruitier than some, though the fruit is perhaps (at least at this stage) more of the dark and brooding variety, particularly suggestive of black currants, Damson plum and rosehips. This wine is all about elegance and restraint. Rosehips, cassis, fraises de bois, citrus rind, with a wonderfully austere stony finish ” – Bonny Doon Vineyard

Region/Appellation: Central Coast, California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: 49% Grenache, 19% Grenache Blanc, 13% Mourvèdre, 12% Carignane, 4% Cinsaut, 3% Roussanne
Price: $19.98 | ON SALE: $14.98
Enjoy: At a 4th of July crab boil under the fireworks

Chile

Chile’s hot summers, coastal cooling breezes, and moderate rainfall make it an ideal climate for wine grape growing! Most of Chile’s vineyards are located in the Central Valley Region, a large region that contains several smaller valleys like Maule Valley which is where our pick from Chile is produced. Over the past two decades, Chile has seen a massive diversification; wineries, both big and small, new wine regions and plantings of altogether new-to-Chile grapes. The Carménère grape used in the rosé below is now considered the national grape of Chile.

Apaltagua Reserva Carménère Rose

“Rose petal-colored, clear, brilliant and clean, our Apaltagua Carménère Rosé has perfumed aromas of tart red fruit, such as raspberry. With floral notes such as rose, as well as hints of citrus, there is a touch of light balsamic and subtle spice. In the mouth it is fresh and dry, with a medium body and a long finish.” – Apaltagua Vineyards

Region/Appellation: Maule Valley
Country Hierarchy: Chile
Grape/Blend: 85% Carmenere, 15% Syrah
Price: $11.98 | ON SALE: $9.98
Enjoy: On a picnic with a plate of fresh tomato and mozzarella slices

South Africa

Like the United States and Chile, South Africa is classified as a ‘New World’ region. New World wines come from countries that used to be colonies, where winemaking (and Vitis vinifera grapes) were imported. The differences in Old World and New World wines come from winemaking practices (tradition) and from the affect of the land and climate on the grapes (the “terroir”). New World wines are often described as tasting riper, having higher alcohol, having less acidity, and tasting more fruity while Old World wines are often described as tasting lighter, having less alcohol, having higher acidity, and tasting less fruity. The Cabernet Sauvignon is one of South Africa’s most planted grapes and is used to produce the rosé listed below. First released in 1999, Mulderbosch Rosé was one of the very first of its kind from South Africa. This rosé is produced in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s leading wine area with a winemaking tradition that stretches back to the end of the 17th-century.

Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2016

“Bracing mineral aromatics and floral notes are found on the nose whilst the well balanced and vibrant palate features freshly sliced watermelon, Turkish rose water and subtly herbaceous Cabernet Sauvignon flavours. Amplifying its fresh, clean acidity and striking length is a burst of succulent Ruby grapefruit that carries the wonderful ensemble to a pleasant, lasting finish.” – Mulderbosch

Region/Appellation: Stellenbosch /Coastal Region
Country Hierarchy: South Africa
Grape/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $13.98 | ON SALE: $11.98
Enjoy: At the annual Labor Day family reunion

All prices limited to stock on hand. Molly’s Spirits reserves the right to limit quantities. Prices are subject to change. Molly’s has an entire section dedicated to rosés (Lane 2, Aisle B)! Swing by and our wine team will be happy to help you find the perfect one!

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Denver Art Museum’s Uncorked Reserve Wine Pairings

Molly’s Spirits is a proud sponsor of this year’s Uncorked Reserve 2017. Uncorked is the Denver Art Museum’s spring fundraising event benefiting the museum’s exhibitions and programs. It’s a two-tiered event that includes Uncorked Reserve and the after party – Uncorked AFTERGLO. The evening includes a silent auction cocktail reception in the museum’s Duncan Pavilion, followed by a four-course plated dinner designed by Kevin Taylor Catering featuring exquisite wine and drink pairings with each course. After a live auction, guests are invited to join the Uncorked AFTERGLO party featuring live music and creative treats and cocktails! More information and tickets can be found here.

In anticipation of this year’s event, we’ve put together a list of the wines being served throughout the evening with tasting notes and suggested food pairings for you to use as a guide for your own entertaining needs! These wines were carefully chosen in collaboration with our supplier partners, and will make an excellent addition to any cocktail or dinner party. Look for the shelf tags at Molly’s indicating the wine is a part of Uncorked Reserve and Uncorked AFTERGLO next time you’re in the store!

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Passed Hors d’oeuvres Cocktail Reception

Meiomi Chardonnay

“Smooth, opulent layers of lemon peel and stone fruit are heightened by sweet smells of crème brûlée, butterscotch, baked apple, shortbread, roasted marshmallow, and spices. The mid-palate is fleshy and rich, followed by a clean, mineral finish.” – Meiomi

Region/Appellation: California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Chardonnay
Food Suggestions: Mushrooms, Grilled Watermelon, Feta, and Crab Salad
Price: $13.98
Location: Lane 10, Aisle C

7 Moons Red Blend

“A red blend of seven different grape varietals, 7 Moons is a smooth, easy-drinking, fruit-forward wine. Aromas of chocolate-covered cherries, baking spices, and vanilla bean lead to flavors of strawberry preserves, cherry cola, and milk chocolate.” – 7 Moons

Region/Appellation: California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah,  Zinfandel, Cabernet, Malbec, and Grenache
Food Suggestions: Barbecued Chicken, Lamb, and Caprese Salad
Price: $11.98
Location: Lane 4, Aisle B

Amuse-bouche

Lunetta Prosecco

“From first glance you see a wonderful pale straw color with greenish reflections, fine bubbles and a creamy white foam. The nose is fragrant, with enticing aromas of apple and peach. The palate is refreshing, dry and harmonious, with crisp fruit flavors and a clean finish.” – Palm Bay International

Region/Appellation: Veneto
Country Hierarchy: Italy
Grape/Blend: Glera
Food Suggestion: Sushi, Shellfish, Seafood, and Pork
Price: $9.98
Location: Lane 3, Aisle B

Wine provided in partnership with Palm Bay International.

Salad Course

Starmont Rosé 2016

“The Starmont Rosé displays light red color reminiscent of watermelon or candied apple. On the nose, aromas of citrus, candied strawberries, watermelon and berry fruit. The soft entry on the palate opens to a round and flavorful wine with good volume and weight; bright acidity balanced with abundant strawberry and peach flavors; surprisingly complex and long finish.” – Starmont Winery

Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red
Food Suggestion: Light Salads, Light Pasta and Rice Dishes, Seafood, Shellfish, Grilled Fish, and Goats’ Cheese
Price: $14.98
Location: Lane 2, Aisle A

Wine provided in partnership with V2 Wine Group.

Entree

Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

“Aromas of lush black cherry, blackberry and cassis draw you into this Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Round and rich tannins provide a robust backbone and supple mid-palate. Notes of cedar, vanilla and a hint of mocha linger on the finish.” – Kendall Jackson

Region/Appellation: Sonoma County, California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison
Price: $16.98
Location: Lane 6, Aisle C

Wine provided in partnership with Jackson Family Wines.

Dessert Course

Villa M Brachetto

“Brachetto is pleasure bottled – a popular light sparkling frizzante wine produced in the Acqui region of Piemonte. It fascinates with its hints of red fruits, especially strawberries. Intrigues with its floral tones, pink hues, and slightly spicy flavors. Satisfies with a pleasant balanced sweetness.” – Molly’s Wine Manager, Scott

Region/Appellation: Piemonte
Country Hierarchy: Italy
Grape/Blend: Brachetto
Food Suggestions: Fresh Berry Desserts
Price: $13.98
Location: Lane 8, Aisle B

Wine provided in partnership with Enotec Imports.

After Party

Sea Pearl Sauvignon Blanc

“A lifted nose showing refreshing herbal notes, snow pea, melon, and fresh guava. Light bodied and refreshing with typical Marlborough flavors of passionfruit, gooseberry, and grapefruit. A pleasing herbaceous thread leads to a long, lingering finish.” – Winesellers, LTD

Region/Appellation: Marlborough
Country Hierarchy: New Zealand
Grape/Blend: Sauvignon Blanc
Food Suggestions: Goats’ Cheese, Feta, Chicken, Seafood, Grilled Vegetables, and Salad
Price: $10.98
Location: Lane 11, Aisle A

Wine provided in partnership with Winesellers, LTD.

Santa Julia Reserva Malbec

“Dark violet with blue hues, Nore of ripe red and black fruits such as cherries, plums, and blackberries. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, and snuff. Medium-bodied flavor, with soft tannins and balanced acidity with a fruity and spicy finish.” – Winesellers, LTD

Region/Appellation: Uco Valley, Mendoza
Country Hierarchy: Argentina
Grape/Blend: Malbec
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison
Price: $11.98
Location: Lane 11, Aisle A

Wine provided in partnership with Winesellers, LTD.

All prices limited to stock on hand. Molly’s Spirits reserves the right to limit quantities. Prices are subject to change.

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Denver A-List’s Best Wine Shop of 2017 Winner!

You guys! We’re blushing!! We’re so honored to be named the Denver A-List’s Best Wine Shop of 2017! Thank you to all of our wonderful customers who voted for us. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for your amazing support. And if you haven’t checked out our wine selection yet, we have over 6,000 bottles of wine in stock from over 20 countries and extremely knowledgeable staff to help you find the perfect wine for any occasion!

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