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Staff Picks: The Best Drinks To Get You Through The Holidays

Holiday presents purchased and travel plans solidified? Have you found a gift for your boss? The holidays are filled with making decisions and frankly, it can be quite overwhelming! Well we’ve got good news. The Molly’s team is here to help make some of those decisions easier with our list of holiday favorites. From what to sip on while you’re prepping for company to what to tackle a post-holiday hangover with, Molly’s has you covered!

Molly's Staff Holiday Picks

Best Drink for Cleaning House:

A hard seltzer like Truly Spiked & Sparkling – Jaylee 
Find in: Cooler Door #7
Variety 12pk: $18.49 | Sale $15.99

Best Drink for Meal Prepping:

19 Crimes Shiraz – Jeanette
Find in: Lane 11, Aisle A
$11.98 | Sale $7.98

Best Hostess Gift:

A great wine – DJ
Use our Holiday Wine Gift Guide to narrow down your choices!

Best Drink for a Mountain Holiday Trip:

Wibby Brewing Double Dunkel – Tony
Tony’s Tasting Notes: Lighter in body with lots of malt flavor. Chocolate and coffee notes are balanced for a smooth Winter brew!
Find in: Cooler Door #17
$10.99

Best Gift for your Boss:

Don Julio 1942 – Kyle
Find in: High End Hooch Cabinet
$119.99 | Sale $115.99

Best Gift for a Corporate Client:

Johnnie Walker Blue Label – Chants
Find in: High End Hooch Cabinet
$249.99 | Sale $189.99

Best Dessert Wine or Beer:

Castello del Poggio Moscato – Madison
Find in: Lane 8, Aisle D
$12.98 | Sale $10.98

Best Drink to Prepare you for Awkward Family Conversations:

An 80 – 100 Proof Spirit – Joe P.
Might we suggest Molly’s Woody Creek Rye Single Barrel? This single barrel is quite the anomaly for a 100 proof rye whiskey! Made from 100% Colorado rye and aged for four years in new American oak, this rye mash whiskey is extraordinarily smooth, earthy, and creamy with a soft mouthfeel.
Find in: Spirits 2
$51.99

Best Drink for a Hangover:

Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix and Kettle One Vodka – Kellie
Zing Zang 32oz Bloody Mary Mix
Find in: Mixer Section Along Back Wall
$5.49
1.75l Kettle One Vodka
Find Along Vodka Wall
$43.99 | $33.99

Best Drink for a Vegetarian/Vegan Holiday:

Meinklang Wines – Jessica
Produced on a biodynamic, organic wine estate, Meinklang wines are made without using additives and fining agents derived from animal products such as egg white, fish bladder and gelatine. Molly’s carries Meinklang Pinot Noir, Burgenland White and Red, as well as Meinklang Frizzante Rosé.
Find in: Organic Wine Section – Lane 1, Aisle B
Meinklang Burgenland Red: $16.98 | Sale $14.98
Meinklang Burgenland White: $16.98 | Sale $14.98
Meinklang Pinot Noir: $19.98 | Sale $17.98
Meinklang Frizzante Rosé: $19.98 | Sale $17.98

Best Drink if you’re Hosting Family:

Larmandier-Bernier, Longitude, Blanc de Blanc, Premier Cru, NV – Scott
“Perfect as an apéritif, its freshness, its frankness, its mineral quality will give you an appetite.” – Champagne Larmandier-Bernier
Find in: Lane 3, Aisle A
$57.98 | Sale $47.98
Searching for the perfect bubbly? See our top 10 champagne suggestions here.

Best Gift for a White Elephant Party:

Stillhouse Whiskey – Greg
Want to bring the gift everyone fights over? Not only does Stillhouse Whiskey come in adorable packaging, but there’s also plenty of fun flavors to choose from like Peach Tea, Mint Chip, Coconut, Spiced Cherry, and Apple Crisp. They also make great stocking stuffers!
Find in: Spirits 3
750ml: $29.99 | Sale $19.99
375ml: $19.99 | Sale $11.99

Best Drink if you’re Hosting a Friendsgiving:

Mulled Red Wine – Rachel
You can find a recipe for “the warm winter cousin to sangria” here.

Best Drink for a Work Party:

An Aperol Spritz
The Italian aperitif is an easy sipper yet lowish on the alcohol content, making you less likely to be the one everyone is talking about at the water cooler on Monday. We’ve got a recipe for you right here.

Best Drink for a Tropical Holiday Trip:

A Mai Tai – LK
You can find our recipe for this classic drink here.

Best Drink to Enjoy by a Fire:

A Molly’s Boulevardier – Spirits Team
You can find our twist on the Boulevardier here.

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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Molly's holiday gift set guide

Molly’s 2017 Boozy Holiday Gift Set Guide

Twas four days ’til Christmas, when all through the store
Customers were searching for the perfect gift or four.
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But a selection of holiday gift sets perfect for those they hold dear!

Yes, holiday gift sets are in and our guide lists our top twelve.
But you’ll see there’s even more to be found on the shelves.
Great options for those fond of spirits and beer,
Lucky you, the end of your holiday shopping is near.
Find them all in Aisle B, Lane 2,
Then treat yourself to a cold brew!

Molly's 2017 Boozy Gift Set Guide

For The Whisk(e)y Lover

Jefferson’s Wood Experiment Box Set – $96.99 – SOLD OUT
Heaven Hill Distillery Tasting Experience – $45.99
Bear Creek Distillery Age Your Own Kit – Reg. $149.99 | Sale $135.99 (Denver Distillery)
Templeton Rye Gift Set – $37.99
A.D. Laws Bourbon & Rye Gift Set – $69.99 (Denver Distillery)
A. D. Laws Whiskey Tri Pack – $31.99
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Gift Set – $35.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniels Rockies Gift Set – Reg. $23.99 | Sale $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select Gift Set – $48.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack Gift Set – $29.99 – SOLD OUT
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Gift Set – Reg. $24.99 | Sale $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Crown Royal Whisky Gift Set – Reg. $25.99 | Sale $23.99 – SOLD OUT
Maker’s 46 Bourbon Gift Set – Reg. $38.99 | Sale $35.99 – SOLD OUT
Jameson Irish Whiskey Trilogy – $32.99

For The Crafty Mixologist

Death’s Door Gin Gift Set – $27.99
Aviation American Gin Cocktail Muddler Set – $28.99
Belvedere Polish Mule Gift Set – Reg. $49.99 | Sale $47.99 – SOLD OUT
Double Cross Vodka Gift Set – Reg. $39.99 | Sale $29.99
Western Son Vodka Gift Set – $15.99
The Stoli Mule Pack – Reg. $32.99 | Sale $26.99
Jose Cuervo Especial Gold & Silver Tequila Gift Sets – Reg. $16.99 | Sale $15.99 each
El Jimador Reposado Gift Sets – SOLD OUT
El Jimador Silver Gift Sets – $17.99 each
Corralejo Tequila Reposado Gift Set – Reg. $27.99 | Sale $23.99 – SOLD OUT
Cazadores Tequila Reposado Gift Set – Reg. $25.99 | Sale $19.99
Drambuie Liqueur Gift Set – $34.99
RumChata Gift Set – Reg. $19.99 | Sale $17.99
Kamora Coffee Liqueur Gift Set – Reg. $13.49 | Sale $10.99
Baileys Original Irish Cream Gift Set – Reg. $24.99 | Sale $22.99 – SOLD OUT
Carolans Irish Cream Gift Set – $12.99
Disaronno Wears Missoni Gift Set – Reg. $22.99 | Sale $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Bacardi Rum 8 Gift Set – $19.99
Three Olives Gift Set – $19.99
Ol’ Major Bacon Bloody Mary Kit – $37.99
Barenjager Honey Liqueur – $26.99

For The Beer Enthusiast

Great Divide Barrel Aged Limited Edition 2017 Box Set – $29.99 (Denver Brewery)
Great Divide Yeti 3 Pack – $24.99
Kazematten Wipers Times Gift Set – $22.99
St. Bernardus Deluxe Tasting Set – $37.99
St. Bernardus Gift Set – $24.99
Ridgeway’s A Curious Collection of Holiday Ales – $23.99 – SOLD OUT

For The Scotch Drinker

Kilchoman Machir Bay Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Gift Set – $57.99
Kilchoman Islay Single Malt Scotch 200ml Variety Pack – $48.99
Johnnie Walker Black Label Gift Set – $43.99
The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Gift Set – Reg. $48.99 | Sale $33.99

Sill Not Sure? Here’s A Few More…

Sangre De Vida Tequila & Mezcal Tasting Flight – $27.99
Jagermeister Gift Set – Reg. $19.99 | Sale $17.99
Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters Gift Set – $24.99 – SOLD OUT

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Top 10 Best Champagnes for New Years Eve

Three cheers to 2017! If you’re like us you’re preparing and planning your New Years Eve celebrations. In true Denver fashion, between concerts, 4-course dinners and pop-up events, there are about a million ways to spend your night. Whatever you’re planning, no NYE celebration is complete without some bubbles. This holiday above all others warrants cracking out something good to drink, because let’s face it….2017 was a wild year and we all need a drink! This is the perfect evening to impress your house guests or party host with a badass bottle of Champagne.

Best champagne for new years eve

With that being said, we have curated a list of our top 10 champagnes for your New Years Eve celebrations! We focused this list on a few beloved Grower producers, which are Champagnes that are produced by the same estate that owns the vineyards from which the grapes come… basically as “craft” as the Old World of wine gets! We’ve also listed a few well-known Negociant producers. All of these New Years champagnes would elevate your holiday festivities. #SaveWaterDrinkChampagne

BERECHE & FILS, BRUT RESERVE, NV  $42
Grower Producer

“The Brut Réserve, a blend of 70% wines from the base year (2013) with the balance reserve wines, composed from approximately one-third each of the three major varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier).  A model of harmony, nuance and verve, it is a pure expression of the domain’s varied terroirs that demonstrates both the Bérêche brothers great skill and their originality.” –The Rare Wine Company

POL ROGER, BRUT RESERVE, NV  $45
Negociant Producer

“An elegant Champagne, with a smoky, minerally underpinning and subtle flavors of poached pear, toast, candied lemon zest and ginger riding the finely detailed bead. Harmonious, and hard to stop sipping. Drink now through 2020.”  -Wine Spectator

LARMANDIER-BERNIER, LONGITUDE, BLANC DE BLANC, PREMIER CRU, NV  $48
Grower Producer

“Perfect as an apéritif, its freshness, its frankness, its mineral quality will give you an appetite. You can drink it now or also keep it for several years.” – Champagne Larmandier-Bernier

GEOFFROY, ROSE DE SAIGNEE, BRUT, PREMIER CRU, 2013   $59
Negociant Producer

“Vibrant acidity frames flavors of steeped white peach, raspberry, candied orange zest and smoke in this rich, expressive rosé. Well-balanced and lively, with a mouthwatering, spiced finish.” –Wine Spectator

MARIE-COURTIN, EFFLORESCENCE, BLANC DE NOIR, EXTRA BRUT, 2013  $62
Grower Producer/Organic

“L’Efflorescence is the most full-bodied of Dominique’s Blanc de Noirs. It doubles down on the natural higher ripeness of Pinot Noir, planted in clay-heavy soils at the foot of a sloping vineyard, by being vinified in second hand barrique for a richer, finely oxidative style. As with other Marie-Courtin wines, only native yeasts are employed and no dosage is added. It sits a burnished golden yellow in the glass with finely beaded mousse. The nose is expressive with touches of brioche, biscuits, hazelnuts, and ripe Jonagold apples. While the palate is full and powered by structure and minerality that only gives hints of brazil nuts, red currants, and mocha before a dry and admirably sustained finish.” – David Salinas

PIERRE GIMONNET, CUVEE FLEURON, BLANC DE BLANC, BRUT, PREMIER CRU, 2008   $63
Grower Producer

“A fabulous tertiary wine from a superb vintage; malt and brioche and balsam, clinging and hedonic and spicy. Just a riot to drink now. Bless him for making it available!” – Terry Theise

GEORGES LAVAL, CUMIERES, BRUT NATURE, PREMIER CRU, 2013    $66
Grower Producer

“High-pitched, mineral-laced citrus fruit and honeysuckle aromas are complicated by notes of iodine, anise and ginger. Racy and precise on entry, then deeper in the mid-palate, offering intense orange pith and chamomile flavors and a touch of bitter quinine. Almost Chablis-like in its focus and mineral cut, finishing with excellent clarity and length. I imagine that this fat-free, lithe Champagne would do wonders with raw shellfish or fresh goats’ milk cheeses.” –International Wine Cellar

BILLECART-SALMON, BRUT ROSE, NV  $83
Negociant Producer

“A lovely rosé in an almost vinous style, with mouthwatering acidity and a fine, lacy mousse carrying appealing flavors of ripe raspberry, white cherry fruit, star anise, mandarin orange peel and honeysuckle. Lightly chalky on the lasting finish. Enjoy with food. Drink now through 2020.” –Wine Spectator

CEDRIC BOUCHARD, ROSES DE JEANNE, LIEU DIT PRESLE, BLANC DE NOIR, 2012  $115
Grower Producer

“Ample, creamy and layered, the 2012 possesses exceptional balance from start to finish. Intense red
stone fruit, mineral, kirsch, wild flowers, smoke, slate and herbs. All the elements are in the right place..
In a word: magnificent!” –International Wine Cellar

SALON, LE MESNIL, BLANC DE BLANC, BRUT, 1999  $475
Negociant Producer

“Bright yellow-gold. Deeply pitched, pungent aromas of candied lemon, pear skin, anise, buttered toast and smoky lees, with notes of ginger and white flowers adding lift. Densely packed yet vibrant, showing impressive power and clarity to its mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Expands on the finish but maintains its focus, picking up iodine and bitter lime notes that linger impressively.” –International Wine Cellar

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All Champagne’s come highly recommended by Molly’s Wine Manager, Scott Smith. Scott has coordinated the wine program at a number of retailers and restaurants in the Denver Metro area over the last 15 years. Scott loves Champagne and other Sparkling wines and he will unabashedly brag about 80% of his personal wine purchases going to bubbles. Scott has a particular affinity for Grower Producer Champagne. Growers tend to practice organic viticulture, allow fruit to fully ripen, use indigenous yeasts and be far more deliberate in the winery. Molly’s boasts the most extensive Grower Champagne selection in the State of Colorado and one of the more impressive sets in the Country.

*Prices are subject to change. Limited to stock on hand.

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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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mollys 3rd anniversary

Come help us celebrate Molly’s 3rd Anniversary Soireé

mollys 3rd anniversary

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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alcohol delivery denver from mollys spirits

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 [email protected]

*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

Denver Summer Passport Giveaway

denver summer passport giveaway

 

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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