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 [email protected] 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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