Sun, Aug 28: It’s our Fall Case Lot Sale!

20 Aug

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Taste 72 wines.

Save up to 55%.

RSVP now!

Check out the wine list! Fall CLS Brochure

A portion of proceeds from the gala tasting will benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Wed, Sept 21: Our second collaboration with Bistro Barbès

20 Aug

20160921 Barbes & VWS FINAL lo resIt goes like this: we choose some amazing wines from our cellar and the team at Bistro Barbès create a five-course pairing menu around them. Our debut dinner was such a huge success, featuring some truly revelatory pairings, that we decided to make this a regular event! Don’t miss out on the second go-round Wednesday, September 21–and watch this space for the menu, to be released shortly! RSVP: 720.398.8085

Bonneau Meritage 2012 Sonoma Valley

3 Aug

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The latest in a series of amazing deals in celebration of our 45th anniversary!

Bonneau Meritage 2012

We love this Bordeaux-style red blend from Sonoma, and we couldn’t believe the deal we got on such a stellar vintage! First, a quick lesson in vocabulary and wine law: In order to call your wine a Meritage (rhymes with “heritage”), you must blend two or more of the noble Bordeaux grape varieties (here, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot) and apply for a license to use the word on your label. If your wine doesn’t measure up, you can call it anything you like…just not “Meritage.” Pick up this beauty while it lasts: only 4 cases are available at this price!

reg $42 sale $26/bottle

click here to purchase!

Through 8/31/16 or while supplies last. No minimum quantity. Local delivery available: under $100=$10 fee, over $100=free!

Sun, Aug 14: Our wine education series visits California

20 Jul

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After explorations of France and Spain (and France again), we think it’s time to showcase some domestic wines for August’s tasting seminar…so we’re going to California! We’ll discuss the past, present and future of the Golden State’s wine industry while tasting important bottlings from benchmark producers.

Nibbles will be provided by the talented kitchen staff at Café Marmotte, and we encourage everyone to book dinner reservations following the tasting, when you’ll be able to purchase wines featured during the tasting to enjoy with your meal at special one-night-only savings!

Sunday, August 14, 3-5p at Café Marmotte (290 South Downing Street in Denver). $40/person for the tasting seminar (includes tax and tip).

Attendance is strictly limited to 24 people, so don’t delay!

RSVP: 303.355.8324

Credit card number required for tasting seminar reservations. Normal dinner menu and prices apply. Cancellations fewer than 72 hours in advance will be billed at full price.

Wed, Aug 10: Our first collaborative wine dinner at Bistro Barbès!

20 Jul

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After working with Bistro Barbès for a number of winemaker dinners over the last year, we can confidently state that they’re doing consistently assured, imaginative work designing menus rooted in classic French cuisine around a wide variety of wine styles from around the world.

So when they suggested we partner for a series of collaborative wine dinners featuring their inventive pairings for selections from our carefully curated cellar of unique, limited-production wines, we didn’t hesitate!

Our debut dinner will feature two iconoclastic, versatile white wines from Tuscany and Spain, plus our favorite new SBC Pinot Noir and a library release of Côtes-du-Rhône from Lirac legend Rodolphe de Pins at Château de Montfaucon. And that’s before dessert, paired with wonderful Madeira. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover your new favorite wines–and your new favorite restaurant–at a fabulous dinner showcasing what Bistro Barbès and The Vineyard do best!

MENU

FIRST

smoked oyster · lamb carpaccio

Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale 2014 Tuscany, Italy

SECOND

veal sweetbreads · arugula fettuccine, heirloom tomatoes, corn brodo

Teso Blanco by La Zorra 2014 Salamanca, Spain

THIRD

baby octopus · salted cod and garbanzo succotash

Whitcraft 4 Soils Pinot Noir 2013 Santa Barbara County,  California

FOURTH

trio of duck · duck liver mousse with figs · duck terrine with peach mostardo · duck pastrami with  marcona harissa purée

Château de Montfaucon Baron Louis Côtes-du-Rhône 2007 Rhône Valley, France

…plus a sumptuous dessert paired with Broadbent Madeira

Wednesday, August 10│630p│$75/person

5021 East 28th Avenue

RSVP: 720.398.8085

 

Movia Veliko Bianco 2007 & 2008

4 Jul

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The latest in a series of amazing deals in celebration of our 45th anniversary!

Movia Veliko Bianco 2007 & 2008

Slovenia is home to a cadre of winemakers who march to the beat of their own drummers, and Aleš Kristančič of Movia is a defining member of that vanguard. Veliko Bianco (literally “old white”) is his signature white wine (some might call it “orange wine,” though it pours the color of old gold), a skin-fermented, oxidative blend of local variety Ribolla Gialla, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio aged three years in barrel. The key word with this wine is “layered,” as it begins a complex aromatic journey after you pull the cork–from wildflower honey, to blackcurrant, to orange peel, to caramel and butterscotch. Dry, vibrant and medium-bodied, this is a wonder that must be tasted to be believed…

…and you can try two beautiful vintages (2008 is current, 2007 is a gorgeous back vintage that allows for comparison of the wines’ evolutions) for one terrific price!

reg $42 sale $25/bottle

click here to purchase either vintage…or both!

Through 7/31/16 or while supplies last. No minimum quantity. Local delivery available: under $100=$10 fee, over $100=free!

SUN, JULY 17: Loire Valley guided tasting seminar

23 Jun

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July’s tasting seminar will have us navigating the length of France’s Loire Valley, from its mouth at the Atlantic to the river’s upper reaches near its source in the Côte Roannaise, with stops along the way to taste some terrific wines from Chinon, Vouvray, Savennières, Pouilly-Fumé and more.

Nibbles will be provided by the talented kitchen staff at Café Marmotte, and  we encourage everyone to book dinner reservations following the tasting, when you’ll be able to purchase wines featured in the tasting at special one-night-only savings!

Sunday, July 17, 3-5p at Café Marmotte (290 South Downing Street in Denver). $40/person for the tasting seminar (includes tax and tip).

Sold out! Waitlist available: 303.355.8324

Credit card number required for tasting seminar reservations. Normal dinner menu and prices apply. Cancellations fewer than 72 hours in advance will be billed at full price.

Broadley Estate Pinot Noir 2013

1 Jun

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The latest in a series of amazing deals in celebration of our 45th anniversary!

Broadley Estate Pinot Noir 2013

We’ve worked with Broadley’s Willamette Valley Pinot Noir for several vintages, and this is a house that really shines in the cooler vintages. 2013 brought out the best in their estate’s old-vine Pinot Noir sites (oldest 1981), wrapping concentrated plum and currant fruit notes around a solid core of savory, spicy, earthy awesomeness. We’re proud to offer this estate-fruit Pinot at the same price as their multi-vineyard Willamette Valley regional bottling–but only through June 30!

reg $35 sale $24

click here to purchase!

Through 6/30/16 or while supplies last. No minimum quantity. Local delivery available: under $100=$10 fee, over $100=free!

SUN, JUN 12: Rioja is the next stop in our wine education series!

19 May

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June’s tasting seminar will feature the storied region of Rioja, in north-central Spain. We’ll be sampling benchmark red and white wines of the region from traditional and new-school producers, learning more about this beautiful wine region and tasting what makes their wines so distinctive.

Nibbles will be provided by the talented kitchen staff at Café Marmotte, and  we encourage everyone to book dinner reservations following the tasting, when you’ll be able to purchase wines featured in the tasting at special one-night-only savings!

Sunday, June 12, 3-5p at Café Marmotte (290 South Downing Street in Denver). $40/person for the tasting seminar (includes tax and tip).

Sold out! Waitlist reservations available: 303.355.8324

Credit card number required for tasting seminar reservations. Normal dinner menu and prices apply. Cancellations fewer than 72 hours in advance will be billed at full price.

2013 Hindsight Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

4 May

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The latest in a series of amazing deals in celebration of our 45th anniversary!

Hindsight Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Hindsight’s 2013 Reserve Cab was the top seller and overall crowd favorite at our Spring Case Lot Sale, and we managed to secure another few cases at this unbelievable price!

From the winery: “This is only the second Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon we have made. We selected 16 out of 134 barrels from the amazing 2013 vintage to make this wine. Each of these 16 barrels clearly stood out as exceptional in multiple tastings. The wine was aged 24 months in French oak. Deep in color, this beautiful Cabernet shows off signature aromas of dark ripe berries generously layered with coffee and mocha. On the palate, its soft, lush mouthfeel combines with silky tannins, complemented by good acidity and viscosity. A dynamic, complex, long, full finish reveals its potential for longevity.”

reg $42 sale $25

click here to purchase!

Through 5/31/16 or while supplies last. No minimum quantity. Local delivery available: under $100=$10 fee, over $100=free!

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