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Pop, Fizz, Clink! Your Champagne Guide for Ringing in 2017 is here!

We here at Molly’s Spirits take pride in the variety of bubbly options we have to offer, so we consulted our Wine Manager, Scott, for his top picks to ring in the New Year with. In this year’s guide, Scott educates us on “Grower Champagnes” and what they’ll bring to your NYE celebration!

This is our favorite time of year!

It is the time when friends and neighbors make the pilgrimage to their favorite wine store to find the fizzy nectar that they will toast a new year with.  There is a huge range out there and we’re proud to say that we’ve got it covered at Molly’s.  Whether you’re looking for sweet and frothy or focused and razor sharp or something in between; we have something for you.

We have great prices on domestic goodies.  Our shelves brim over with Tony Soter, Roederer Estate, Schramsberg, Argyle, Chandon, Mumm Napa, Gruet, Korbel, Totts, Cooks and many more.

The globe is well represented with sparkling goodness from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Germany, New Zealand, Argentina, Australia and Greece.

If Champagne is your fancy, celebrate with great prices on Veuve Clicquot, Moet & Chandon, Billecart-Salmon, Perrier-Jouet, Piper Heidsiek, Louis Roederer, Salon, Ruinart, Pommery, Laurent-Perrier, Bollinger, Jacquesson, Taittinger, G.H. Mumm, Nicolas Feuillate, Po.l Roger and Henriot to mention a few.

The Champagnes that are most interesting, and have a dynamic character year to year, are the Recoltant Producer Champagnes also known as “Grower Champagnes”.

In the eloquent words of Terry Theise – Why Drink Grower Champagne?

  1. “You should drink Grower Champagne if you’ve forgotten that Champagne is WINE.
  2. You should drink “farmer-fizz” if you’d rather buy Champagne from a farmer than a factory.
  3.  You should drink it if you’d rather have a wine expressive of a vineyard, and the grower’s own connection to vineyard, than a wine “formed” by a marketing swami who’s studied to the nth-degree what you can be persuaded to “consume.” Do you really want to be reduced to a mere “consumer” when you can drink Champagne like a whole human being?
  4. You should drink Grower-Champagne if the individually distinctive flavors of terroir-driven wines matter more than the lowest-common-denominator pap served up by the mega conglomerates in the “luxury goods” business.
  5. You should drink it because it’s honest REAL wine grown and made by a vintner—by a FAMILY just like yours—by a “him,” not by an “it.” You should drink it because it’s better to buy wine from a person than from a company.
  6. You should drink it because its price is honestly based on what it costs to produce, not manipulated to account for massive PR and ad budgets, or to hold on to market-share.
  7. You should drink Grower-Champagne because, like all hand-crafted estate-bottled wines, it is not a mere Thing but is indeed a BEING, expressive of where it grew and who raised it. In drinking it you help protect DIVERSITY, and diversity leads to VITALITY. And if you’d rather eat a local field-ripened summer tomato rapturous with sweetness instead of some January tomato you buy at the supermarket hard as a stone and tasting of nothing, then you should be drinking farmer-fizz!”

At Molly’s Spirits we are proud to offer you 72 Grower Champagne options this December.  A few of these are listed below.  We invite you to come in and check out our entire portfolio.

From Cote des Blanc:

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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils, Brut Blanc de Blancs, Cuvée Cuis 1er Cru NV                                            Reg. $56.98 |  Sale $48.98

Pierre Péters, Cuvee de Reserve, Blanc de Blanc, Grand Cru                                                            Reg. $64.98 | Sale $54.98

Larmandier-Bernier, Latitude Blanc de Blanc Extra Brut NV                                                             Reg. $52.98 | Sale $44.98

Larmandier-Bernier, Terre de Vertus, BdB, 1er Cru Brut Nature NV                                                 Reg. $68.98 |  Sale $55.98

LeBrun-Servenay, Brut Sélection Grand Cru à Avize NV                                                                    Reg. $69.98 | Sale $55.98

From Vallee de la Marne:

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René Geoffroy, Brut Rosé Champagne Saignée NV                                                                          Reg. $66.98 |  Sale $56.98

Marc Hebrart, Cuvee de Reserve, Brut NV                                                                                            Reg. $52.98 | Sale $42.98

Marc Hebrart, Brut Rose NV                                                                                                                     Reg. $57.98 | Sale $47.98

Henri Goutorbe, Cuvee Prestige, Brut                                                                                                   Reg. $55.98 | Sale $44.98

Gaston Chiquet, Tradition, Brut                                                                                                                Reg. $54.98 | Sale $44.98

From Montagne de Reims:

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Billiot & Fils, Brut Rosé Champagne NV                                                                                                Reg. $66.98 | Sale $56.98

Billiot & Fils, Brut Reserve Champagne NV                                                                                           Reg. $59.98 | Sale $54.99

Vilmart & Cie, “Grand Cellier” Brut                                                                                                           Reg. $89.98 | Sale $71.98

Paul Bara, Bouzy, Brut Reserve Grand Cru                                                                                             Reg. $72.98 | Sale $57.98

Bereche et Fils, Reflet d’Antan, Brut ‘09                                                                                               Reg. $104.98 | Sale $92.98

Chartogne-Taillet, Sainte Anne, Brut NV                                                                                                Reg. $54.98 | Sale $44.98

Pehu Simonet, Blanc de Noir, Brut                                                                                                          Reg. $73.98 | Sale $59.98

From Cote des Bar:

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Marie Courtin, Efflorescence Extra Brut ‘08                                                                                           Reg. $69.98 | Sale $55.98

Cedric Bouchard, Roses de Jeanne, Cote de Val Vilaine ‘08                                                              Reg. $68.98 | Sale $56.98

Cedric Bouchard, Roses de Jeanne, Cote de Bechalin ‘08                                                                 Reg. $94.98 | Sale $84.98

If you’re looking for the place in the store where other allocated Cedric Bouchard champagnes reside and where you can find Vilmart & Cie “Coeur de Cuvee” from ’06, ’07 and ’08 rubbing shoulders with the vintages of Salon, Domaine Ruinart, Bollinger R.D. and Krug please don’t hesitate to ask a Wine Specialist to show you around the Reserve Room.

Last but not least,

Molly’s has got your large format needs covered.  We have a broad selection of hard to find 1.5 Liter (Magnum), 3 Liter (Jeroboam), 6 Liter (Methuselah) options.

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Choose from:

Moutard, Grand Cuvee, Brut 6 Liter (Methuselah)                                                                                            $570.00 Allocated

Moutard, Grand Cuvee, Brut 3 Liter (Jeroboam)                                                                                               $250.00 Allocated

Larmandier Bernier, Blanc de Blanc, “Longitude” 3 Liter (Jeroboam)                                                            $295.00 Allocated

L Aubry Brut 3 Liter (Jeroboam)                                                                                                                            $245.00 Allocated

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils, Brut 3 Liter (Jeroboam)                                                                                                 $325.00 Allocated

Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve 3 Liter (Jeroboam)                                                                                            $285.00 Allocated

Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                           $130.00 Allocated

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                                 $190.00 Allocated

Vilmart & Cie, “Coeur de Cuvee”, Brut 2006 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                     $340.00 Allocated

Cedric Bouchard, Roses de Jeanne, Les Ursules, ‘12 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                     $270.00 Allocated

Bereche & Fils, Brut Reserve 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                               $100.00 Allocated

Bereche & Fils, Reflet D’Antan, Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                   $210.00 Allocated

H Billiot Fils, Reserve Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                                    $110.00 Allocated

Rene Geoffroy, Rose de Saignee, Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                               $155.00 Allocated

L Aubry Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                                                           $105.00 Allocated

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils, Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                                $108.00 Allocated

Gaston Chiquet, Tradition, Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                           $125.00 Allocated

Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                                      $144.00 Allocated

Besserat de Bellefon, Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                                   $100.00 Allocated

Bollinger, Special Cuvee Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                              $130.00 Allocated

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Denver Westword Social Media Giveaway

Molly’s is giving TEN lucky people a chance to win a $30 gift card to use for their New Years Eve celebrations via Westword’s Instagram and Twitter! Check out the posts on their social media for the full details.

How to win:

1) Like @MollysSpirits

2) Comment and tag the friend(s) on Westword’s social media post that you’ll be popping bottles with on NYE.

3) That’s all! TEN Winners announced on HERE, on this blog post tomorrow, December 28th @ 5:30p! UPDATE: WINNERS ANNOUNCED BELOW!

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$30 Molly’s Gift Card Winners:

1) @ashley._.rae
2) @acliffordzoom
3) @andreac_19
4) @sovietnoodle
5) @dand123
6) @nataliegrillo
7) @kellycperry
8) @adam88winter
9) @willsnobel
10) @veronferg

Each of the 8 winners from Instagram have been notified on the original post! Our 2 winners from Twitter we have tweeted at! Each of the $30 gift cards have been left under your first and last names from your social media accounts, have your ID ready to be checked for name matching from one of our front end associates. You can pick up your gift card at our customer service desk at your earliest convenience! We hope it makes your NYE celebration just that much better! Cheers!

If you have any questions, please email us at info@mollysspirits or DM us on Instagram or Twitter!

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Molly’s 2016 Boozy Holiday Gift Guide

Have you been searching for the perfect gift to get your friends and family? Look no further than our 2016 Boozy Gift Guide where you’ll find something for everyone! We here at Molly’s are all about making your shopping experience easy and fun so you can get back to celebrating the holidays with friends and family!

For The Whisk(e)y Lover

Whether you’re shopping for the whisky lover or whiskEy lover, Molly’s has options! And if you’re shopping for the aspiring whiskey distiller with dreams of aging their own, check out Denver’s Bear Creek Distillery’s Age Your Own Bourbon Kit. These kits contain everything you need to age your own Bear Creek Distillery Bourbon: 2 bottles of Bear Creek’s White Whiskey, 2 liter barrel, funnel, and instructions.

Whiskey Lover Gift Ideas

Bear Creek Kit: $149.99 (Denver Distillery) – SOLD OUT
Templeton Rye Gift Set 750ml  $37.99 – SOLD OUT
Gentleman’s Jack: $32.99 – SOLD OUT
A.D. Laws Bourbon & Rye Gift Set: $69.99 (Denver Distillery) – SOLD OUT
Knob Creek Bourbon: $32.99 – SOLD OUT
Woodford Reserve: $35.99
Jack Daniels Black Label Gift Set: $23.99
Crown Royal Gift Set: $25.99
Jim Beam Gift Set: $15.99
Forty Creek Whisky Gift Set: $19.99

For The Outdoorsy Wine-O

Shopping for a wine lover always on the go? Molly’s has a solution that CAN keep up with their active lifestyle and drinking habits. Boxed and canned wine have come a lonnnggg way from the early days of boxed wine (shoutout to our Franzia friends) and you can now find some pretty damn good juice in those eco-friendly packages. Not only is it a more sustainable option, but boxed wine provides flexibility for all of life’s adventures, from backcountry snowshoe hikes to party hopping and everything in between! With more and more bottled wine switching over to the dark side, you’re not limited to only a few varieties. Molly’s has an entire lane (Lane 12) dedicated to boxed wines!

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 Wine On The Go Gift Ideas

Lila Rosé Can: $4.48 | Sale $3.48
Underwood Pinot Gris Cans : $6.98 | Sale $5.98
Underwood Pinot Noir Cans: $6.98 | Sale $5.98
Infinite Monkey Back Alley Cans: $4.98 | Sale $3.98 (Denver Winery)
Ciconia Tinto 3L Box: 23.99
La Vieille Ferme 3L Box: 24.98 | Sale $19.98
La Petite Frog 3L Box: $32.99
El Libre Malbec 3L Box: $22.99

For The Rosé All Day-er

It’s no secret that #RoseAllDay is every twentysomething’s life motto. Fill your friends fridge with that sweet (or dry) pink stuff to celebrate all of their rosé needs into 2017. Molly’s has an entire section of rosés on Lane 2!

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 Rose Gift Ideas

Lab Rosé 3L Box: $22.99
Secret Identity: $17.98 | Sale $14.98
Infinite Monkey Rosé Cans: $4.98 | Sale $3.98 (Denver Winery)

For The Perpetual Bruncher

We all have that friend who texts you and asks, “Brunch this weekend?” If you know what we’re talking about, this gift idea is for them! Whether they’re into a build-your-own bloody bar or bottomless mimosas, Molly’s can help you create a brunch experience in the comfort of your own yoga pants. Kick your brunch up a notch, because as the saying goes… brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast.

Boozy Brunch Enthusiast Gift Ideas:

Bolder Beans: $7.99
The Real Dill 32 oz Bloody Mary Mix: $9.99 (Denver Brand)
Mile High Spirits Elevate Vodka 750ml: $21.99 | Sale $18.99 (Denver Distillery)
Salty Iguana Green Bloody Mary Mix: $8.99 | Sale $7.99 (Denver Brand)
Santa Barb Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives: $6.99
Blank & Booth Booze 750ml: $24.99 (Denver Distillery)
Everfresh Orange juice: $2.49
Graham Beck Brut $17.98 | Sale $14.98
Caposaldo Prosecco Brut: $13.98 | Sale $10.98
Avinyo Cava: $19.98
Everfresh Pineapple juice: $2.49
Campo Viejo Brut Cava: $12.98

For The Sports Fan

Molly’s has the gear your sports fan needs for tailgates outside the stadium to cheering on his or her favorite team in front of the tv screen. Fun fact: koozies make great stocking stuffers!

Boozy Sports Fan Gift Ideas

Colorado Avalanche Kolder Kaddy $3.99
Colorado Rockies Kolder Kaddy $3.99
Denver Broncos Hot Pink & Silver Kolder Kaddy $3.99
Denver Nuggets Kolder Kaddy $3.99
Colorado State University Bottle Suit: $5.99
Denver Broncos Orange Bottle Suit: $5.99
University of Colorado Bottle Suit: $5.99
Denver Broncos Stemless Wine Glass: $10.99
25oz Elite Broncos Mega Mug: $25.99
Denver Broncos Game Day Pilsner Glass: $12.99
Denver Broncos Plastic 16 oz Tumbler 4 Pack: $8.99
Denver Broncos Bottle Opener: $7.99
Denver Broncos Rocks Glass: $12.99
Denver Broncos 12 Pack, 12oz Cans: $12.99
Denver Broncos 2 oz Shot Glass: $4.99
Denver Broncos 2 oz Game Day Shot Glass: $4.99
Denver Broncos 2 oz Satin Etch Shot Glass: $5.99
Denver Broncos Wine Tote: $10.99
Golf Ball Ice Mold: $6.99

For Your Crafty Mixologist Friend

Shopping for the Walter White of cocktail concoctions or for someone who tries really hard to be a smooth as Tom Cruise in Cocktail? Dress their bar to impress! Molly’s has the tools he or she needs to dish out deliciousness in no time and look great while doing it!

Mixologist Gift Ideas

Strongwater Botanicals Whiskey Cocktail Kit: $75.99
Modern 4-Bottle Ice Bucket: $24.99
Ice Spheres 4 Pack: $11.49
Stainless Steel Double Jigger: $4.29
Diamond Ice Cube Tray: $7.99
Wood Muddler: $3.99
Stainless Steel 34oz Cocktail Shaker: $17.99
Bar Spoon with Fork Stirrer: $4.99
Grey Goose Gift Set: $27.99
Belvedere Vodka & Shaker Kit: $27.99

For The Last Minute Grab n’ Go

Forgot about the office party secret Santa gift exchange or tonight’s holiday get together with the in-laws? Molly’s can fix that. Check out Aisle B, Lane 2 for an entire selection of pre-made gift baskets – complete with a few treats too!

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Gift Baskets

Porto Kopke Gift Basket: $72.99
Frico Gift Basket: $62.99
Breckenridge Bourbon Gift Basket: $89.99

For The Beer Snob

And we mean that in the most endearing way. Molly’s loves beer snobs! Everyone knows one, shop for yours with us. Whether you’re on the search for a funky, tart sour or a barrel-aged bomber, we’ve got you covered with our 65+ cooler doors of craft beer, 6 doors of build-your-own 6 pack options and a walk-in bomber room. We pride ourselves at Molly’s as having one of the best craft beer selections in the state.

Beer Snob Gift Ideas

Colorado Bombers, ALL LOCAL
Ursula Brewing Aurora Strong: $13.49
De Steeg Brewing French Saison: $11.99
Liquid Mechanics Peanut Butter Porter: $11.49
Breckenridge Brewery Holidale: $11.99
Copper Kettle Brewing Mexican Style Chocolate Stout: $10.99
Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist: $13.49

The Funky Stuff
Duchesse De Bourgogne 750ml: $13.99
Almanac Farm to Barrel Blueberry Sour: $10.49
Del Borgo Prunus Sour: $8.99
Crooked Stave Petite Sour Rosé: $8.49

Beer Gift Sets
Kazematten Brouwerij Gift Set: $21.99
Kazematten Brouwerij Gift Set $21.99
St. Bernardus Deluxe Tasting Set: $37.99
St. Bernardus Gift Set: $24.99
Duvel Collection Gift Set: $17.99 – SOLD OUT

For The Scotch Aficionado

“I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.” Ron Burgundy, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Scotch lovers sure do love their scotch! What do they love more than scotch – trying new scotch! Check out a few of the taster packs Molly’s has to offer, like the almost-too-cute-to-handle Glenmorangie Pioneering Collection 4 Pack.

Scotch Lovers Gift Ideas

Glenmorangie Pioneering Collection 4 Pack: $29.99
Johnnie Walker Black Gift Set: $43.99 – SOLD OUT
Johnnie Walker Collection Sampler Pack: $89.99
Chivas Regal Gift Set: $32.99
Kilchoman Islay Single Malt Scotch: $57.99
Glenlivet 15YR: $60.99
Laphroaig Select: $52.99
Macallan 12YR: $62.99 | Sale $59.99

For The Cider Connoisseur

Struggling to find a gift for the friend who’s always into the latest trends? Then Molly’s cider section is where you need to be! Yep, believe it or not, cider has proven to be the world’s fastest growing beverage category over the last 10 years, and Molly’s is known to have THE best cider selection in Colorado – with a huge focus on local cideries like Stem Ciders, Snow Capped Ciders and more.

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Craft Cider Gift Ideas

Stem Branch & Bramble 4 Pack: $8.99 (Denver Cidery)
C Squared Alma: $6.49 (Denver Cidery)
C Squared Lila: $6.49 (Denver Cidery)
Snow Capped Cider Makers Reserve: $14.99 (Colorado Cidery)
Stainless Steel Wine Key: $4.49

For The Tequila Devotee

A shot of tequila a day keeps the doctor away, right? Molly’s has gift sets to delight all tequila fanatics! From tasting flights for the tequila sipper to margarita kits for the margarita lovers, Molly’s has what the tequila lover wants!

Tequila Gift Ideas

Sangre de Vida Tasting Flight: $27.99
Corralejo Tequila Reposado Gift Set: $23.99 – SOLD OUT
Jose Cuervo Especial Silver & Gold Tequila Gift Packs: $15.99/ea
1800 Tequila Silver Gift Set: $25.99

For Winter Cocktails

A wise elf once said, “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.” And while that may be true, there’s nothing quite like sipping on a warm cocktail shared with loved ones during the holiday season. These liqueur gift sets make spreading (and drinking) holiday cheer easy and fun.

Winter Cocktail Gift Sets

Baileys Irish Cream Gift Set: $22.99
RumChata Gift Set: $17.99
Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur Gift Set: $30.99 – SOLD OUT
Courvoisier Cognac Gift Set: $29.99
Disaronno Amaretto Liqueur Gift Set: $22.99
Kamora Coffee Liqueur Gift Set: $10.99

For Stocking Stuffers

Don’t forget about the stocking stuffers! Mini liquor bottles, bar keys, koozies, etc. make great stocking stuffers and are a great way to top off any gift. (One can never have enough wine openers!)

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Shooters
New Amsterdam (and all New Amsterdam shooters): $0.99
Baileys Irish Cream: $2.49
Bacardi Rum Limon: $0.99
Titos Vodka: $1.99
Jim Beam Bourbon Apple: $0.99
Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire: $1.99
Smithworks Vodka: $0.99
Crown Royal Vanilla: $1.99
Smirnoff (and all Smirnoff shooters): $0.99
Absolut Peach (and all Absolut shooters): $1.99
Rum Chata: $0.99
Deep Eddy Grapefruit & Sweet Tea Vodka (and all Deep Eddy shooters): $0.99
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey (100ml): $1.99
Baileys Almande Almond Milk Liqueur: $0.99

And Now That You’ve Found The Perfect Gift…

Don’t forget about the presentation! Molly’s has gift bags in all shapes and sizes to choose from!

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Gift Bag Ideas

Pricing from left to right: $2.99, $1.99, $3.99, $4.99, $1.99, $1.99 & $2.99

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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Tis the Season for Pinot Noir

A Pinot Noir can be quite the crowd pleaser. They pair well with a range of foods from duck, goose and turkey to mushroom risotto and white pizza – making it a perfect choice for holiday gifts and gatherings! So during this busy holiday season, leave the wine stress to us! Our Wine Manager has selected a few of his favorites and included tasting notes, giving you more time to conquer the holiday season! Less time spent in the aisles = more time under the mistletoe!

Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir 2013

“Pretty is the word that comes to mind upon sniffing and sipping this wine, with its beguiling strawberry and cherry fruit. It gathers strength in its core, while maintaining an elegant, well-structured acid/tannin frame. It’s an outstanding value in Oregon Pinot from a top producer.” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country Hierarchy: Oregon, USA

Evesham Wood Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

“This vintage of the Willamette Valley blend shows a bright nose with cherry, earthy mushroom and a slight creamy/silkiness that’s balanced by juicy acid. Showing well now, watch this wine evolve over the next 3 months to 5 years.” – Evesham Wood  

“At this price – this is a Willamette Valley Pinot to buy by the case and watch evolve over time. Evesham Wood is an artisinal producer who’s wines perenially shine. The true enthusiast will be rewarded time and again.” –  Molly’s Wine Manager (Scott)

Region/Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country Hierarchy: Oregon, USA

Anton Bauer Pinot Noir Wagram 2014

“Pure notes of red fruits reach the nose: Morello cherry and mulberry harmonize beautifully. Their purity pervades a palate that has the lightest touch: there is something authentic, beautiful and unforced about this. There is a suggestion, too, of herb, moss or undergrowth. This unpretentious winemaking style lets this pure, glorious fruit speak for itself and brings with it a profound sense of honest depth, bountiful earth and full-fruited balance.” –  Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Wagram
Country Hierarchy: Austria

Wedell Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2010

“The deep color and the bouquet, a balance of Old World and California influences with black cherry, raspberry and wild berry components are only a hint at what an extraordinary wine we have created. The richness and complexity are reminiscent of a truly exceptional Pinot Noir. We feel that because our 2010 Wedell Cellars Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is incredibly balanced, it is readily enjoyable now and will mature beautifully for years to come.” – Wedell Cellars

“Unfined and Unfiltered this 2010 Pinot from the Fiddlestix Vineyard, in Santa Rita Hills, is entering its optimal drinking window. A blend of 5 different Dijon clones intertwine to present an elegant and nuanced wine. Supplimenting the elegant character of this wine, the afternoon sun that Santa Rita is famous for was able to amp this elegant beauty up to 14.9% alcohol by volume; hence it is not “wimpy”. Maurice & Susie Wedell are attentive to every detail in every wine that they make. This is a great opportunity to explore Cali Pinot at the top of its game.” – Molly’s Wine Manager (Scott)

Region/Appellation: Santa Rita Hills
Country Hierarchy: Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA

Red Car Pinot Noir Estate 2012

“Heftier than the producer’s Platt Vineyard Pinot, this estate-grown wine features astoundingly bright acidity around dense black cherry fruit. It saw 10% stem inclusion during fermentation and was aged in 20% new oak for just over a year, a recipe that works to buoy the wine and give it plenty of complexity.” Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Fort Ross-Seaview
Country Hierarchy: Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA

Red Car Pinot Noir Estate 2013

“The 2013 Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard has a bit more depth than some of the other wines in the range, and that is a good thing, especially in this vintage. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, spice, mint and rose petal are all pushed to the forefront in a deep yet essentially mid-weight Pinot Noir endowed with class and plenty of nuance. The firm, grippy finish suggests another year or two in bottle will only help.” – Vinous/Antonio Galloni

Region/Appellation: Fort Ross-Seaview
Country Hierarchy: Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA

Red Car Heaven and Earth Pinot Noir 2013

“The 2013 Pinot Noir Heaven & Earth is a little more immediate than most of the other wines in the range, which is a reflection of the slightly warmer microclimate here. Sweet red cherry, plum, lavender, mint and earthy undertones add nuance as this fruit-forward Pinot continues to open up in the glass.” – Vinous/Antonio Galloni

Region/Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country Hierarchy: Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA

Red Car Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard 2012

“From high atop the hills above Freestone, this Pinot Noir saw 10% stem inclusion during fermentation and was aged in 20% new oak for just over a year to achieve enviable structure and bite amid an intensity of raspberry and strawberry kirsch flavor. This gorgeous wine will open up even more if held in bottle until 2017–2019. But it’s so good now you’ll find it hard to wait.” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country Hierarchy: Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA

Copain Kiser “En Haut” Pinot Noir 2011

“The upper parcel of our flagship Kiser vineyard continues to yield some of our brightest and most feminine fruit. The 2011 Kiser ‘En Haut’ Pinot Noir maintains the grace, finesse, and consummate elegance of previous vintages. Soft, lovely, and nuanced, this is truly deserving of its reputation as one of our most seductive and sought-after Pinots.” – Copain Wines

“Rumor has it that the cuttings for this vineyard came from La Tache. I can’t confirm this, but I can confirm bright red fruit, savory umami notes of brown Asian spice and beautiful integration. Clocking in at a forgiving 12.7% alcohol by volume – this wine deserves to be on your table.” – Molly’s Wine Manager (Scott)

Region/Appellation:Anderson Valley
Country Hierarchy: Mendocino County, North Coast, California, USA

Underwood Pinot Noir 2015

This Pinot works hard for the working people. Telling a truly Oregon story, the wine draws from vineyards across the state. Each site adds its unique mark to the final Underwood blend, which highlights the rich juicy flavors of Oregon Pinot at an extraordinary price. The perfect wine to enjoy anywhere, any day of the week. The Winery

“Underwood Pinot Noir is a Staff Favorite. Lighter in style, it is unpretentious and delivers the textbook darker cherry, raspberry and plum notes we expect from Oregon. The perfect guilt free Tuesday night sipper.” – Molly’s Wine Manager (Scott)

Region/Appellation:Anderson Valley
Country Hierarchy: Mendocino County, North Coast, California, USA

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Molly’s Spirits 2nd Anniversary Celebration

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Friends of Molly’s! Come help us celebrate as we turn 2!
 
Time sure flies when you’re having fun, we are so grateful for our customers continued love, support and opportunity to be a part of this amazing Greater Denver area community. We are having a 2 day celebration for our customers in honor of our store turning 2!
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The celebration dates and times are as follows:
Friday, December 2nd – 4pm-7pm
Saturday, December 3rd – 11am-4pm
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Fun happenings going on for the duration of our party:
 
  • Live chalk artist painting by Mythica! Mythica recently competed on Skin Wars (now on Netflix) and is the same amazing local artist who did the first chalk art installation of Molly during our first anniversary! She will be back doing another Molly rendition in our Spirits section.
  • Free food trucks! What’s a party without free food?? Come grab a bite to enjoy while hanging and shopping at Molly’s.
  • Free special tastings! Friday, from 5-7pm (usual time) taste through the Campo Viejo wines from Spain. Saturday, from 3-5pm taste through Left Hand Brewing beers from Colorado.
  • Photobooth + Photo Contest! We will have a 1920’s themed photobooth setup on Saturday, bringing you back to prohibition era when drinking with friends and family was even more celebrated than it is today. Snap a photo as you enter the store, choosing from a myriad of props such as feather fans and boas, 20’s mobster hats, pearls and big faux fur coats! We will be randomly selecting ONE photo after our celebration each day to win a $50 giftcard to Molly’s!
  • Games! From guess the bottle to scavenger hunts, we have a few fun party games you’ll be able to partake in and win prizes from.
  • Giveaways! Stay tuned and check back soon! We will be hosting at least one giveaway per day. (Think snowboard giveaways, cocktail packages, etc.)
  • Anniversary Sales! We will of course be having special in store sales for our Anniversary! Curious what they are?! You’ll have to come to find out! Trust us, they are worth it!
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Questions or comments? Please reach out to info@mollysspirits.com and we would be happy to help!
 
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL HERE!
 
Cheers,
Molly’s Spirits
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Top 16 Wines To Drink This Fall

Our 2016 Top Fall Wine Picks

Whether you’re looking for the perfect bottle to enjoy after work or to impress your Thanksgiving holiday guests, your wine guide for the fall season is here. Take an in-depth look at our top choices for this fall, starting at the top left of the guide and traveling right. (Don’t worry about printing this out, we have copies at the front of the store to take with you while you shop!)

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Steltzner Napa Valley Claret

“Classic Bordeaux blend with just enough Merlot and Petit Verdot to give the underlying Cabernet Sauvignon finesse and grace. Aromas of rich ripe fruit, raspberry jam, hints of cedar box on the finish.” – steltzner.com

Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy: Napa County, North Coast, California, USA
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison

Pago de Los Capellanes Tinto Crianza

“It has a very marked aroma with a good balance of fruit and wood, where tones of vanilla intermingle with well-ripened fruit, black berries and wild fruits. There are also noticeable hints of leather and liquorice, resulting from the mingling of the French oak and the aromas inherent in this variety of grape. In the mouth, the wine has a smooth texture but fills the palate with balanced flavours, including fine tannins, which help extend the life of the wine. The finish and aftertaste are both long and elegant.” – pagodeloscapellanes.com

Region/Appellation: Ribera del Duero
Country Hierarchy: Castilla y Leon, Spain
Grape/Blend: Tempranillo
Food Suggestion: Lamb

Kings Ridge Oregon Pinot Noir

“A combination of rich red fruit flavors with freshness and vibrancy unique to Pinot Noir grapes grown in our beloved Willamette Valley, this wine truly reflects the character of this region. We think the best vintage is pretty much right now, so start sharing with some with your favorite people. Tasting Notes: Blackberry, cherry and cola.” – unionwinecompany.com

Region/Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country Hierarchy:
Oregon, USA
Grape/Blend:
Pinot Noir
Food Suggestion: 
Duck, Goose and Game Birds

Bussola Ca’ Del Laito Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso

“This elegant, well-knit red is medium-bodied and fresh, with supple tannins, delicate spice and floral notes accenting flavors of baked plum, crushed cherry, smoke and dried fig.” – The Wine Spectator 

Region/Appellation: Valpolicella Ripasso
Country Hierarchy: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Grape/Blend: Valpolicella Blend
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison

Apaltagua Carmenere Reserva

“Our Apaltagua Reserva Carmenere is an intense wine, wild purple in color. From start to finish, the touches of tobacco, and red and black cherries intermingle, producing a great potency in the mouth. It possesses a generous body with smooth and friendly tannins. It is a well rounded wine with a juicy and lingering finish.” – apaltagua.com

Region/Appellation: Apalta
Country Hierarchy: Colchagua Valley, Chile
Grape/Blend: Carmenere
Food Suggestion: Lamb

Domaine J. Laurens Cremant De Limoux Brut

“This sparkler’s zingy lemon-lime flavors evolve into fuller pineapple and citrus notes, a yeasty character adding breadth and weight. The full flavors and light, cardamom-like spice suit it to the dinner table, with rich fish or roasted chicken.”  – Wine & Spirits 

Region/Appellation: Cremant de Limoux
Country Hierarchy: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Grape/Blend: Rare White Blend
Food Suggestion: Meaty and Oily Fish

Dogajolo Toscano 2014

“A young wine that boasts fruity aromas with hints of cherry interlaced with coffee, vanilla, and spice. Each varietal is vinified separately in stainless steel in this Sangiovese-based baby Super Tuscan. The blend is briefly aged in oak rendering a medium-bodied red that is soft on the palate with a balanced acidity. Suitable for everyday consumption, Dogajolo is best within a few years of the vintage.” – Opici Wines

Region/Appellation: Toscana IGT – Toscana IGT is the most famous – and the most commonly used – of Italy’s Indicazione Geografica Tipica(IGT) titles. The geographical region it indicates is, in short,Tuscany. Toscana IGT wines can be made in any village in any of Tuscany’s 10 provinces (Arezzo, Firenze, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena).
Country Hierarchy: Tuscany, Italy
Grape/Blend: Sangiovese – Cabernet
Food Suggestion: Pork

Domaine Allimant Laugner Gewurtzraminer

“Roses, peaches and apricots all swing in the unctuous richness of this plush Gewurztraminer. They are countered by some freshness but this is certainly on the plumper side. It will be the perfect match for ripe, soft cheeses. (AK)” – Wine Enthusiast 

Region/Appellation: Alsace
Country Hierarchy: France
Grape/Blend: Gewurztraminer – a pink-skinned grape variety that produces some of the most distinctively aromatic wines in the world
Food Suggestion: Blue Cheeses

Avinyo Reserva Cava Brut 2012

“A straw-yellow with golden reflections, fine and constant level of bubbles; in the nose, clean aromas and balanced with notes of fruits and third tones; light in the mouth with smooth touches of the blended grapes. May be served for a wide variety of occasions, but we highly recommend its versatility as an accompanyment for a wide range of gourmet dishes.” – avinyo.com

Region/Appellation: Cava
Country Hierarchy: Catalonia [Catalunya], Spain
Grape/Blend: Cava Blend – 55% Macabeo, 35% Xarel.lo and 10% Parellada
Food Suggestion: Manchego and Parmesan

Domaine de Fondreche Rosé 2015

Goal: produce a light rosé, fruity where the “drinkability” is the priority.” – fondreche.com

Region/Appellation: Ventoux
Country Hierarchy: Rhone, France
Grape/Blend: Cinsaut – Syrah – Grenache – The three work particularly well together as a rosé, as each have complementary features. Syrah typically frames the wines with its structure and deep color. Dark fruit flavors such as blueberries and blackberries come from Syrah, while raspberries and earthy aromas come from the Grenache. Cinsaut, often used in the smallest proportion, lifts the aromatics of the wine with its soft, perfumed characteristics
Food Suggestion: Light Pasta and Rice dishes or Sushi

Illahe Estate Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

“Stainless fermented and aged, this tart, apple-flavored Pinot Gris is close to fresh cider in flavor. The alcohol is low enough that it is almost invisible. Just pure, juicy, clean fruit comes through.” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country Hierarchy: Oregon, USA
Grape/Blend: Pinot Gris
Food Suggestion: Root Vegetables and Squashes

Saint-Veran Domaine de la Denante 2014

“Ripe and smooth, this rich wine has enough fruitiness and acidity to give a crisper edge, although it is more about a warm, spicy character. Drink now.” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Saint-Veran
Country Hierarchy: Maconnais, Burgundy, France
Grape/Blend: Chardonnay
Food Suggestion: Shellfish, Crab and Lobster

Chateau de la Maltroye Bourgogne Pinot Noir

The 2014 Chateau de la Maltroye is bright in the glass and sports a brilliant ruby hue.  Aromas of Morello cherry, wild strawberry, gooseberry, garrigue, warm earth and subtle spice invite the lucky consumer.  The wine offers deceiving palate weight with appropriate tannin structure and intense fruit for the appellation.  This delightful wine is approachable young for instant gratification, but being essentially declassified Chassagne it promises a cellar life and continued enjoyment over the next 4-5 years. -Molly’s Wine Staff

Region/Appellation: Bourgogne Rouge
Country Hierarchy: Bourgogne, Burgundy, France
Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir
Food Suggestion: Feathered Game, Roast Pork or Tandori Style Chicken

Domaine Allimant-Laugner Rose

“The Crémant Rosé is a sparkling wine produced in Alsace by the Champenoise method and made with 100% Pinot Noir. This Crémant is aged 11 months before disgorgement and is meant to be consumed while fresh and young. In fact, the grapes are the first to be manually harvested because we want to keep the youthness and coolness through citrus fruits flavors. And when you open it, you will be greeted by fresh aromas of strawberries and wonderful minerality. This is easy to drink with the light, creamy bubbles and a crisp, flowery tang.” – allimant-laugner.com

Region/Appellation: Cremant d’Alsace
Country Hierarchy: Alsace, France
Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir
Food Suggestion: White Fish

Darting Riesling Kabinett Durkheimer Nonnengarten (1 Liter)

“Outstanding off-dry Riesling from a great producer. Fresh and vibrant, with complex flavors of peach, ripe green apple, great acidity, minerality and stone fruits. Perfect as an everyday Riesling and parties.” 

Region/Appellation: Bad Durkheim
Country Hierarchy: Pfalz, Germany
Grape/Blend: Riesling
Food Suggestion: A myriad of Curry dishes, Sesame Chicken with Ginger Lime Sauce, Spicy Shrimp dishes

Chateau de Montfaucon Cotes Du Rhone

” *Good Value* Sweet spices, juicy red fruit, a touch of marzipan and appreciable tannic grip for Côtes du Rhône. Nicely made – more serious than most.” – Jancis Robinson

Region/Appellation: Cotes du Rhone
Country Hierarchy: Rhone, France
Grape/Blend: Southern Rhone Red Blend – refers to a wide range of grape varieties often blended together to make wines in the southern reaches of the Rhone Valley in the south of France. While the blend could theoretically consist of any of a wide range of grape varieties, it is usually made up of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, in varying proportions, typically with Grenache and Syrah as the dominant partners.
Food Suggestion: Duck, Goose and Game Birds

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Molly’s has Partnered with Drizly for Alcohol Delivery!

 

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Molly’s has partnered with Drizly for alcohol delivery. Because dreams do come true.

You get everything else delivered, why not your alcohol too? Molly’s Spirits now does consumer alcohol deliveries via the Drizly platform! If you live in Lakeside, Lakewood, Denver North (Lower Highlands and Highlands), Sloan’s Lake, Edgewater, Arvada or Wheat Ridge you are most likely within our alcohol delivery radius! Shop from thousands of Molly’s products directly from Drizly’s website or mobile app!

Ordering on the Drizly platform is extremely easy:

  • To start, go to Drizly.com and enter your delivery address in the top right corner.
  • From there, you can filter your search by store name (4th option down on the left hand navigation).
  • If you live within Molly’s delivery radius, you will see our name pop up here. Once you click on Molly’s, you can buy from our product inventory.

All deliveries will be personally delivered to your door by the same Molly’s staff you know and love! Order on demand and have your delivery in an hour or less.

Need something to get you over humpday, but don’t want to fight 5pm traffic? Have Molly’s deliver product for when you get off! It doesn’t get easier than that.

If you’re completely new to Drizly, enter promo code “MOLLYS” at checkout to get FREE delivery ($5 off your total) from our store. 

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Drizly Delivery Hours:

Monday through Thursday: 12pm-8pm || Friday and Saturday: 12pm-10pm || Sunday: 11am-7pm

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New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

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The explosion of vineyards around the world has turned the wine making industry upside down. Areas such as Napa Valley, California and Willamette Valley, Oregon are as well-known for the wines they produce as places such as Bordeaux, France and Tuscany, Italy. Marlborough, New Zealand is another small wine producing region on the country’s southern island that in the last thirty years has become one of the most prominent producers of Sauvignon Blanc wines in the world.

Wine Growing in New Zealand

New Zealand’s wine history dates back to the early 18th Century where settlers and missionaries produced wines on what is today New Zealand’s north island. Today, there are five distinct regions for producing wines in New Zealand: Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay on the northern Island and Marlborough, Canterbury, and Central Otago on its southern island. The country is known for several wines, grown mainly from Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Merlot and Riesling grapes. Their wines are influenced by the surrounding oceans, yet the climates vary from the northern and southern islands enough to impart their wines with distinctive characteristics.

Sauvignon Blanc is New Zealand’s Flagship Wine

Sauvignon Blanc is the most popular wine produced by New Zealand. The vines for this grape were first planted in the Marlborough region in 1973. It is also the most widely planted grape in New Zealand – accounting for nearly 3/4 quarters of New Zealand wine produced and nearly 90-percent of its exported wine. It is truly the county’s flagship wine.

Marlborough is the epicenter for Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand. This coastal region is located on the northeast of the southern island and it produces more Sauvignon Blanc wines than all other New Zealand wine growing regions combined. The Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs come from distinctive wineries such as Brancott Estate, Jules Taylor, Kim Crawford, Whitehaven, and Astrolabe and they are known for being full flavored, medium bodied wines with bright citrus flavors, such as passion fruit, and dried herb and grassy aromatics. They tend to be acidic with a crisp finish, partly due to the region’s longer and cooler growing season.

New Zealand’s other four wine regions do grow and produce Sauvignon Blanc wines and they are as distinctive and notable in their character as are those from Marlborough. Vineyards from the northern island regions of Hawke’s Bay and Grisborne such as Crossings, Nobilo, and Loveblock produce riper, creamier and richer Sauvignon Blancs that tend to have more fruity flavors such as peach and tangerine due to their milder growing seasons.

Sauvignon Blanc is a Wine Made for Summer

Summer is a great time to drink white wines and Sauvignon Blanc is an ideal summer wine. Whether at a picnic, watching a sunset, or dinner in the backyard, a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with its tropical fruit flavors, herbal notes and crisp finish make a perfect wine to drink during the warm summer months. These wines are great by themselves but they also pair very well with chicken, seafood and with salads drizzled with a vinaigrette.

Price is one other benefit when deciding to pick one of these delicious wines. Many New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs are well priced between $8-$23 a bottle, with around a 2 year drinking window for optimal enjoyment.

Styles Similar to Sauvignon Blanc

After delving into Sauvignon Blanc for a bit, and while there is still warmth of summer in the air, there a certainly a few other New Zealand varietals to try. Riesling is another wonderful summer wine and New Zealand vineyards have excellent vintages. New Zealand also produces wonderful Pinot Gris and if you’re seeking a good red, the New Zealand Pinot Noir and Merlot are well regarded.

Molly’s Wine Staff is Here to Help

Whether you are just beginning to realize the wonders of the grape or are a collector of many years, Molly’s Spirits wine staff has the experience and knowledge to help with any question and/or need you may have regarding your next wine purchase. They love their wine and they love helping our customers find the right wine.

Staff Selections:

  • Brancott Estate Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc
  • Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc
  • Jules Taylor OTQ
  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
  • Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc
  • Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc
  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc
  • Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc
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Not Your Grandmothers White Zin: Rose 101

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How much do you really know about rosé? Here are a four fun facts we thought you would be interesting in hearing about.

First and foremost, this is NOT your grandmother’s white zinfandel. WE REPEAT, this is not “Granny’s white zin”. People tend to hear the word rosé and instantly associate it with wine that’s This is not the case for many, many rosés. Rosé has been rapidly growing in popularity the past few years, from extra dry to extra sweet, with a variety for almost any occasion.

Secondly, you can make rosé anywhere in the world, from practically any grape. Rosé is a genre of wine, just like red and white wine. Love cabernet sauvignons? Great, there’s a rosé varietal of that. The way winemakers get that pinkish hue is simply in the way the grapes are harvested, they press the grape juice sooner, creating less contact to the skin then when making red wine. Grape skins that have been in contact with the juice longer are more likely to have more red wine similarities, and be more tannic.

The next interesting thing is, unlike many red wines, rosé doesn’t improve over the years. 2015 vintage rosés are considered to be the freshest…and it’s unlikely you’ll find a rosé more than 3 years old. Don’t worry though, 2013/2014 rosés are still. Rosés just don’t improve with age (we’re talking to you wine cellar folks).

Lastly, but most importantly, quality rosés exist at all price points! You don’t have to drop $50 on a bottle for it to be the good stuff. Because of the widespread popularity of rosé, you can find a great bottle for around $10.

What are you waiting for? ROSE SEASON IS HERE and we have a full lineup of 2015 Vintages.

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