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Denver Art Museum Uncorked Reserve 2019

Denver Art Museum’s 2019 Uncorked Reserve & Afterglo Wine Pairings

Join us at the Molly’s tasting bar on Friday, April 26th from 4pm – 6pm for a special wine tasting featuring four wines served at Uncorked:  Pierre Sparr Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé, Angeline Sauvignon Blanc, Miraval Rosé, and B Side Cabernet Sauvignon. Uncorked in Denver is our favorite event of the year!

Cocktail Reception

B SIDE CHARDONNAY
North Coast, California 

“The B Side Chardonnay is a brilliant, light gold color in the glass which exudes layers of fresh aromas; Honeycrisp apple, pear, lemon crème and toasted brioche bread. The aromas ring true on the lush palate with flavors of vanilla flan, toasted almond paste and honey notes which linger through to the persistent and crisp finish. The wine is well-balanced with ripe fruit character, spice and an undeniable streak of mineral and lime accented acidity with a beautiful creamy texture.”

B SIDE PINOT NOIR
North Coast, California 

“The B Side Pinot Noir is a brilliant ruby red in the glass with the slightest blood orange hued edge. This is a soul-filled Pinot Noir with lifted aromas of raspberry, rose petal, cherry cola and black tea. Further spiced with notes of clove and fresh forest, the aromas lead to a full-bodied, richly textured palate with layered flavors of black cherry, violets, spice and smoke. With each additional swirl of the glass, the wine becomes moodier with hints of dried orange peel, tart plum, sage and lavender adding complexity. ”

Denver Art Museum Uncorked Reserve 2019

Wines of Uncorked Reserve

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ANGELINE SAUVIGNON BLANC
Sonoma County, California 

“With fresh tropical aromas of passionfruit and guava, followed by juicy green apple, gooseberry, and zesty citrus zest this wine is layered with a definitive minerality and subtle savory notes of lemongrass. An easy drinker with a round creamy palate, balanced by a bright acidity and a lingering ripened fruit finish.”

Location: Lane 10, Aisle B

DUCKHORN VINEYARDS SAUVIGNON BLANC
Napa Valley, California 

“Enticing aromas of grapefruit, melon and lime leap from the glass, followed by tropical notes of lychee, pineapple and passionfruit. On the palate, this Sauvignon Blanc is juicy and bright, with silky layers of fruit balanced by lovely natural acidity and a vibrant streak of minerality. Hints of zesty citrus and subtle baking spices linger throughout a long, focused finish.”

Location: Lane 10, Aisle B

Salad Course

CHÂTEAU MIRAVAL ROSÉ
Côtes de Provence, France 

“Pretty petal pink color with shiny undertones and beautiful aromas of fresh fruit and spring flowers. Airy and balanced, it delicately combines great freshness and complexity, and develops saline and mineral notes. Its long and intense finish is the signature of a rosé with incomparable elegance.”

Location: Lane 2, Aisle B

2018 BELLE GLOS PINOT NOIR BLANC
Sonoma County, California 

“An abundance of fruit aromas carries through to a fresh, seductive palate where flavors of pink grapefruit, ripe strawberry, watermelon and lemon rind are rounded out by an opulent and dairy-laden core. Gentle notes of fresh peach and white pepper add character. While the bright qualities of this delicate pink and copper hued wine approach flinty minerality, there are also rich fruit notes to balance out the firm acidity. This rosé boasts a long, satisfying finish.”

Location: Lane 2, Aisle B

Entrée

ZUCCARDI MALBEC SERIES A 
Mendoza, Argentina 

“A bold purple color and black-fruit aromas form the opening of this saturated Malbec. A high-energy palate is driven by acidity, while this is full of ripe blackberry flavors. Mild heat accompanies a grip of tannins on the finish.”

2016 QUILT NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Napa Valley, California 

“Aromas of crème de cassis, hazelnut, cocoa, blackberry preserves, charred meat, and blackberry pie along with hints of dark licorice, stewed rhubarb, strawberry, and spice blend seamlessly. A rich and satisfying palate with chocolate brownie, yogurt, molasses, brown sugar and rhubarb notes presented in perfect balance with higher-toned fruit emphasis. The wine’s weight is first felt on the front of the palate but then coats the entire mouth with placating tannin and a light, pleasing grittiness. This weight, ideally counterpoised alongside the acid, leaves the mouth watering. Great persistence on the finish.”

Location: Lane 6, Aisle B

Dessert Course

JEIO PROSECCO SUPERIORE DOCG 
Veneto, Italy 

“Brilliant, bright straw yellow with a fine and lively perlage. Pleasant aromas with an enjoyable fruitiness and nuances of ripe yellow fruit. Elegantly flavored and true to the bouquet provided by its marked fruitiness.”

Location: Lane 3, Aisle A

PIERRE SPARR CRÉMANT D’ALSACE ROSÉ
Alsace, France 

“Salmon pink color; fresh aromas of soft red berries, predominantly strawberry and raspberry. On the palate, round and fruity with hints of peach; the flavors are intense, with lively acidity framed by a well-made structure and delicate bubbles. The finish is smooth, clean and dry.”

Location: Lane 3, Aisle A

Denver Art Museum Uncorked AFTERGLO 2019

Wines of Uncorked Afterglo

HAY MAKER SAUVIGNON BLANC
Marlborough, New Zealand 

“Lifted nose of fresh grapefruit, guava and nettles. The palate is fresh with concentrated fruit flavors. Lively acidity provides a fresh, crisp finish.”

Location: Lane 11, Aisle A

GEYSER PEAK UNCENSORED RED BLEND
California 

“Soft and semi sweet, this wine has jammy, cherry-candy flavors and a smooth texture accompanied by moderate tannins.”

Location: Lane 4, Aisle B

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molly's spirits deviation gin

Calling All Gin Enthusiasts!

Meet our latest collaboration…Deviation Distilling Barrel Reserve Spice Trade Gin: Molly’s Private Blend 750ml

About The Hand Blended Whiskey Barrel Rested Gin:
This was one of the most hands-on collaborations we’ve had the pleasure of being a part of! Because each botanical Deviation Distilling uses is distilled separately, six Molly’s team members were able to create their own blend of the seven botanicals used in Deviation’s Spice Trade Gin. A blind taste test of all six gins was held and two favorites were selected. After some fine-tuning, a gin we all loved and thought would age well in our Distillery 291 High Rye barrels was created. From there we were involved in filling the barrels, tasting the gin at various points in the aging process, and in the bottling of the finished gin.

The Botanicals Used:
There are 7 different botanicals in this gin: juniper, lemon, Thai basil, ginger, peppercorns (predominantly Szechuan peppercorns), cardamom, and star anise.

Tasting Notes:
You’ll get hints of candied lemon peel, warm rye spice, and subtle vanilla in this full-bodied gin.

Enjoy:
Imbibe on the rocks but also try it in a gin Manhattan. Because this private gin was aged in high rye barrels, we believe you can sub it in for any traditional whiskey cocktail. The barrel character also really complements the honey in a Bee’s Knees cocktail.

This Molly’s Private Blend is $39.99. Find on display by our tasting bar and in Spirits Lane #5 while supplies last! 

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Molly's Spirits community contributions

Molly’s Community Involvement: 2018 Recap

Molly’s was fortunate enough to support a variety of organizations and events throughout 2018. Our community service in Denver is something we take pride in so we’ve gathered a few highlights from 2018:

◼️ 150: The number of local charities & nonprofit organizations Molly’s supported in 2018. These organizations and events ranged from animal rescue and school fundraisers to the Denver Art Museum’s developmental events, and Jared Polis’ Blue Sneaker Ball Inauguration Celebration.

◼️ $42,080: Amount donated through product, discounts, silent auction items, gift cards, & in-kind donations. $1,200 of that total was from our November Drink for a Cause Campaign where we partnered with 3 brands and donated a portion of those brands’ sales throughout the month of November to 3 nonprofits: St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Colorado Pet Pantry, and the Food Bank of the Rockies. We LOVE Drink for a Cause Campaigns and hope to host more in the future – who doesn’t enjoy imbibing for a good cause?

◼️ $16,000: Amount raised for Mi Casa Resource Center through Molly’s Annual Rare Whiskey Auction. Our Annual Rare Whiskey Auction is one of the biggest ways Molly’s gives back to the community, and we strive to make the event bigger and better each year!

As Molly’s continues to grow (thanks to you guys) we look forward to giving back to our local community even more! If your nonprofit is seeking donations for an upcoming fundraising event, please fill out a donation request form here.

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Tailgating Beers

Seven Beers For Your End Of Summer Activities

In anticipation of the many beer drinking opportunities late summer has to offer (football tailgates, Labor Day, and National Beer Lover’s Day on September 7th to name a few) we’ve gathered a few recommendations for summertime beer and light ales to celebrate with!

Tailgating Beers

MOLLY’S SIP OF COLORADO | ASPEN BREWING COMPANY
Aspen, Colorado Was $9.49 | NOW $5.99/6pk
4.56% ABV

“Molly’s Sip of Colorado celebrates the beauty of Colorado from grain to glass. At 4.56 percent ABV, this crisp and refreshing beer has a subtle and sweet malt backbone that is complemented by notes of floral, pine and mountain fruit from the combination of Palisade and Chinook hops. At only $5.99/6pk, it’s sessionable and affordable enough to be superb choice for any Colorado occasion. – Molly’s Spirits

Location: Cooler Door #15

AMERICAN AUTHENTIC PILSNER | GOOD RIVER BEER
Denver, Colorado Was $9.99 | NOW $8.49/6pk
6.0% ABV

“Your great-great grandfather would be happy you are drinking this beer. It is a clean, crisp, and brilliantly clear lager that packs much more flavor than you might expect. Soft malt and slight sweetness in the delicate aroma mingle with subtle, floral hops. A high percentage of corn lends the perception of slight sweetness even though the beer is quite dry. A respectable level of hop bitterness and flavor hearken back to pre-Prohibition days when American lagers were . . . well . . . better. This is a substantial Pilsner that is at the same time approachable and flavorful.” – Good River Beer

Location: Cooler Door #23

SEVEN DOORS GRISETTE | TRVE BREWING CO.
Denver, Colorado $10.99/4pk 16oz
6.1% ABV

“A grisette-style ale fermented with french saison yeast, and lightly dry-hopped with Tettnang, Grungeist, and Styrian Wolf. A delicate balance of orange rind, tangerine, and noble hop character.” – TRVE Brewing Co.

Location: Cooler Door #16

JUICY BANGER IPA | STATION 26 BREWING
Denver, Colorado Was $10.99 | NOW $9.99/6pk
7.4% ABV

“Our flagship IPA. Notes of apricot, papaya, and honey. Key ingredients: Root Shoot Malting Genie Pale malt, Centennial, Citra, and Mosaic hops.” – Station 26 Brewing

Location: Cooler Door #23

BAREBACK BLONDE ALE WITH RASPBERRIES | 4 NOSES BREWING CO.
Broomfield, Colorado Was $11.49 | NOW $9.99/6pk
6.3% ABV

“This ale starts off with the base of our easy drinking and beautifully balanced Bareback Blonde Ale. Then we age it over hundreds of pounds of real, actual, from a bush, red raspberries. The tart and slightly sweet raspberry character nestles into the blonde with refreshing abundance. Not meant to overwhelm the ‘beer’ aspect, this is the fruit beer for those who do and do not ‘like’ fruit beers.” – 4 Noses Brewing Co.

Location: Cooler Door #17

BETTER TOGETHER IPA | NEW IMAGE BREWING
Arvada, Colorado Was $11.99 | NOW $10.99/6pk
6.5% ABV

“Better Together is an exploration of the hazy New England Style IPA. This Molly’s collaboration beer utilizes the base beer from New Image’s flagship IPA, Coriolis Effect, but the individual hop varietals were chosen from some of the brewery’s most popular variants, which include Citra and Mosaic. At 6.5 percent ABV, Better Together is a juicy, citrus-forward beer with bright, floral and tropical notes. The result is a refreshingly smooth IPA that is best enjoyed fresh under the Colorado sun. Plus $1 for every case sold will go to the Jefferson Center for Mental Health.” – Molly’s Spirits

Location: Cooler Door #17

SLIGHTLY SESSIONABLE SESSION IPA | ROCKYARD BREWING COMPANY
Castle Rock, Colorado Was $9.99 | NOW $7.99/6pk
5.1% ABV

“A light, crisp malt bill is complemented by strong mandarin and tangerine. The refreshing hop dominate finish give you everything you want in an IPA without getting you too boozy. It’s the perfect beer for mowing your lawn!” – Rockyard Brewing Company

Location: Cooler Door #13

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Tequila & Mezcal: Our Spirits of Summer

Tequila Mezcal Blog Pics

We are huge tequila and mezcal fans – so much so that we’ve dubbed them our spirits of summer! And with National Tequila Day fast approaching (Tuesday, July 24th), it seemed appropriate to put together a list of top tequila and mezcal brands that our team members enjoy!

But before we get to that list, let’s go over the main differences between tequila and mezcal. Any spirit distilled from the agave plant is considered mezcal, but tequila must be made from the blue agave plant. Therefore tequila is technically a mezcal, but not all mezcals are tequila. Tequila and mezcals are produced in different regions and distilled and labeled differently. Mezcal traditionally has a very unique, smoky flavor that makes it fairly easy to distinguish from tequila. Got it? Here are our top tequila brands and mezcal favorites…

1. CASAMIGOS BLANCO TEQUILA
Picked by: Kyle
750ml Was $42.99 | NOW $29.99

The folks behind Casamigos wanted to make a smooth tequila that could be enjoyed straight or on the rocks, and they apparently succeeded because it passed Kyle’s test! Casamigos Blanco is crisp and clean with hints of citrus, vanilla and sweet agave, with a long smooth finish.

2. HERRADURA AÑEJO TEQUILA
Picked by: Justin
750ml $47.99

Another good one to sip. Herradura Añejo is smooth with notes of toasted oak and dried fruit. A rich and spiced tequila like this pairs well with dessert – especially something sweet, like chocolate!

3. TANTEO JALAPEÑO TEQUILA
Picked by: Debbie
750ml $35.49

Infused with locally sourced fresh jalapeños, Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila was designed for making Jalapeño Margaritas and great for whenever you want to spice up a cocktail. Debbie recommends mixing Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila with ginger beer, pineapple juice, and a little bit of lime for a Spicy Mule!

4. DEL MAGUEY VIDA MEZCAL
Picked by: Jessica
750ml $35.99

Del Maguey VIDA is an approachable introduction to mezcal! It’s easy sipping and its entry-level price point makes it a great choice for those new to mezcal. It has a nose of fruit, a hint of honey, vanilla and roast agave; the palate offers ginger, cinnamon, burnt sandalwood, banana and tangerine, with a long, soft finish. It can be enjoyed on its own, but its flavor profile makes it great for cocktails. Del Maquey Mezcals are twice distilled and unblended from 100% mature agave Espadín and are produced in the original, 500-year-old, hand-crafted, artisanal way. There are no chemicals, colorings, or additives.

5. MEZCAL VAGO ESPADÍN
Picked by: Emily
750ml $50.99

Mezcal Vago’s mezcals are also naturally made with no additives. The labels are super cool – on the front of every bottle, all the information is there about who made it, what agave, details in the process, size of batch and more. Mezcal Vago Espadín is fruit-forward with a burst of citrus, tangerines and honey crisp apples. A touch of licorice and another of smoke linger on the finish.

6. CRÁNEO ORGANIC MEZCAL
Picked by: Jaylee
750ml $51.99

Cráneo Organic Mezcal is a single village artisanal mezcal handcrafted in the heartland of Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. Classically structured on the nose with sweet barbecue smoke and hints of citrus, Cráneo is light and silky in body with flavors of orange and grapefruit peel, green banana, and spun sugar that punctuate a modestly-sweet smokiness. Jaylee’s summer cocktail of choice – a Coin Margarita made with Cráneo Organic Mezcal, Cointreau, lime juice, and a little bit of salt on the rim.


Now that you have some inspiration for your next Molly’s trip…here’s how you can save! Are you a Denver Passport holder? Not only does the Denver Passport get you 2-for-1 beverage specials at dozens of bars, restaurants, breweries, and distilleries all summer long, it will also get you 15% off a purchase of any agave spirit! Look for our ad on page 32. Don’t have one? Click here to get your Denver Passport!

Shop for tequila and mezcal in Denver at Molly’s Spirits! Our extensive tequila selection can be found on Spirits Lane #4 and mezcals are located on Spirits Lane #3. Plan on making a margarita with your agave spirit? We’ve got seven recipes for you right here.

If you want to learn more about the history and types of agave spirits, get to know our friend tequila!


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Father's Day Gift Ideas

Molly’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

Mark your calendars – Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17th! Our Father’s Day alcohol gifts guide features delicious bourbons, mezcals and wines that your dad will love. Here are just a few of our top liquor gifts for dad.

Father's Day Gift Ideas

1. A.D. LAWS SINGLE BARREL FOUR GRAIN STRAIGHT BOURBON CASK STRENGTH
$68.99/750ml

This single barrel, cask strength expression of the flagship A.D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon is crafted from 60% corn, 20% wheat, 10% malted barley and 10% rye and aged 3 years and 1 month in new American white oak barrels. This particular single barrel will give off aromas of vanilla, pipe tobacco & caramel corn. You’ll get earthly black pepper, raisins and sage on the palate with a sweet finish. The Molly’s team got to help with the bottling of this single barrel which is why you might see a Molly’s team member’s signature on your bottle.
There aren’t many four grain bourbons on the market because they are difficult to make (individual varietals require different cooking temperatures and durations to maximize flavor), but A.D. Laws applies a “there are no shortcuts” philosophy to each batch of whiskey produced. Each batch is milled, cooked, fermented, distilled, and aged on-site, utilizing heirloom grains from family-owned Colorado farms.

2. DEL MAGUEY VIDA MEZCAL
$35.99/750ml

Del Maguey VIDA is fruit-forward, easy sipping, and at an entry-level price point, it is an approachable introduction to mezcal. It has a nose of fruit, a hint of honey, vanilla and roast agave; the palate offers ginger, cinnamon, burnt sandalwood, banana and tangerine, with a long, soft finish. It can be enjoyed on its own, but its flavor profile makes it great for cocktails. Del Maquey mezcals are twice distilled and unblended from 100% mature agave Espadin and are produced in the original, 500-year-old, hand-crafted, artisanal way. There are no chemicals, colorings, or additives.

3. TRÄ-KÁL: THE SPIRIT OF PATAGONIA
$33.99/750ml

TRÄ-KÁL is a totally new type of spirit derived solely from native Patagonian ingredients! All of the ingredients are sourced from a Patagonian micro-climate within 100 square kilometers of the distillery’s water source. Local apple and pear varietals are used to create the base alcohol, and seven hand-picked native herbs and four native berries play an integral part creating the distinctive flavor profile. It is essentially a brandy base that is then infused like a gin. TRÄ-KÁL is versatile and can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Add a splash of tonic or soda and an orange wedge or pair with grapefruit soda.

5. MOLLY’S BOULEVARDIER COCKTAIL KIT
Bear Creek Rye Whiskey $49.99/750ml
Aperol Apertivo $22.99/750ml
Strongwater Amores – Chocolate Vanilla Bitters $18.99
Dolin Vermouth Rouge $9.99/375ml 
Luxardo Maraschino Cherries $17.99/14.9oz

For the mixologist dad! A Boulevardier is traditionally composed of equal parts rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Campari, but our Spirits team put the following three twists on the classic cocktail:

  • We used Bear Creek’s Rye Whiskey produced right here in Denver, Colorado.
  • We swapped out Campari for Aperol. Aperol is an aperitif like Campari, but less bitter, milder, and contains less alcohol.
  • We added a few dashes of Strongwater Amores – Chocolate Vanilla Bitters

Combine 1.5 ounces of rye whiskey, Aperol, and vermouth in rocks glass with ice. Add three to four dashes of bitters. Garnish with cherries and/or orange (optional). Stir and enjoy!

4. BUILD YOUR OWN 6 PACK
Price will vary depending on beers selected

“Try All The Beers Dad” or “Set On One Style Beer Dad”? Don’t know what beer he likes? Give him a personalized 6 pack! We have 6 cooler doors stocked with single beers – go wild! Plus, you’ll save 25% on the individual bottle prices in your 6 pack, and if dad brings brings his 6 pack back 9 times, he’ll get $5 off his 10th purchase!

Need some inspiration? We asked our Assistant Beer Manager, Tony D., to build us a “Father’s Day 6pk”, and he selected: Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan, Steamworks Brewing Colorado Kolsch Ale, Bootstrap Brewing Insane Rush IPA, Good River American Pilsner, Prost Brewing Altbier German Style Pale Ale, and Odd13 Brewing Codename Superfan.

6. MATEO CAMBRA RIOJA
$25.99

Named after the winemaker’s son Mateo, this 100% red Garnacha has a deep purple color, with blackberry, pepper, and violet aromas. It’s balanced, and juicy on the palate with berry and plum flavors with a smooth finish. Winemaker Rafael Cambra is committed to sustainability and environmentally conscious. You can find this one in our Organic Wine Section.

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Spring Beers

5 Easy Sippin’ Beers For Spring

Spring is finally here – time for hiking, baseball, patio hangs, and the crisp beers to pair with it! Lucky for us, our Assistant Beer Manager & Certified Cicerone, Tony D., has shared his top five springtime picks. These refreshing beers are all from Colorado and perfect for the season.

Spring Beers

HIGH NOTE GRISETTE | GEMINI BEER CO.
Westminster, Colorado Was $10.99 | NOW $9.99/6pk

“End your day on a high note with this industrial saison cousin named for the Hainaut region of its origin. This beer is thirst quenching with a slight tart finish. Gold Medal 2016 Colorado State Fair.” – Gemini Beer Co.

Location: Cooler Door #18

SINGLE BY CHOICE | NEW IMAGE BREWING
Arvada, Colorado $10.99/6pk

“Light, and crushable. Hazy New England style pale ale that is exploding with juicy citrusy hop notes. Lower bitterness, easy to drink.” – Tony, Molly’s Assistant Beer Manager

Location: Cooler Door #17

DOMESTICALLY CHALLENGED DRY HOPPED PILSNER | THE LARIMER BEER COMPANY
Denver, Colorado $10.99/6pk

“Light and crisp lager style that has a fun accent of floral and fruity hop notes. Citrus hop notes up front with a mild dry finish.” – Tony, Molly’s Assistant Beer Manager

Location: Cooler Door #14

JUICY BANGER IPA | STATION 26 BREWING
Denver, Colorado Was $10.99 | NOW $9.99/6pk

“Our flagship IPA. Notes of apricot, papaya, and honey. Key ingredients: Root Shoot Malting Genie Pale malt, Centennial, Citra, and Mosaic hops.” – Station 26 Brewing

Location: Cooler Door #23

BLOOD ORANGE GRIFFIN | GRIMM BROTHERS BREWHOUSE
Loveland, Colorado Was $10.00 | NOW $8.79/6pk

“Named after the story: The Griffin. A hefeweizen with blood orange fruit added. A good blend of oranges and banana’s from the yeast. A touch of yeast and fuller body from the wheat.” – Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

Location: Cooler Door #20

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Molly's Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Molly’s Staff Picks For Mother’s Day

Don’t know what to get mom? The Molly’s team has your back with our Mother’s Day wine gift and liquor gift ideas! Mother’s Day is right around the corner (Sunday, May 13th), so we gathered a few options that will hopefully hit the nail on the head and make the perfect gift or at least get your wheels turning.

Molly's Mother's Day Staff Picks

1. BLANC LIMÉ
Picked by: Christina
Was $16.98 | NOW $14.98

A French café classic reborn! Blanc Limé is a sparkling wine-based beverage produced with a base of dry white wine, a careful blend of natural citrus aromas, and a touch of fizz. In the 50s this lively, refreshing beverage was the drink of choice in the cafés of South-West France and the brasseries of Paris. Perfectly suited to enjoy by itself or in a range of different cocktails. Plus the bottle is adorable.

2. ZONIN PRIMO AMORE MOSCATO
Picked by: Madison
Was $14.98 | NOW $12.98

Fruity with intense scents of peaches and exotic fruit. Fresh and pleasantly sweet. Excellent as dessert wine, matching perfectly with jam tarts, fruit salads, and pastry. Also delicious with ice cream!

3. WHISPERING ANGEL ROSÉ
Picked by: Greg
Was $26.98 | NOW $23.98

This French rosé is always a solid choice. Perfect for Mother’s Day brunch. If mom is a big fan, our rosé section has officially taken over Lane 2 with dozens on dozens of options.

4. ADESSO CAGNINA DI ROMAGNA SWEET RED
Picked by: Kellie
Was $12.98 | NOW $9.98

A store favorite! This sweet red wine has been made since the 13th century exclusively in the Emilia-Romagna Region, just south of Venice, in Italy. With a pleasant nose of red berries and flavors of black raspberries, cherries, and spice, and a lingering aftertaste of candied violets, this wine is low in alcohol and a fun and easy to drink red wine for those who prefer their wines “off dry”.

5. RAMONA RUBY GRAPEFRUIT WINE SPRITZ
Picked by: Jaylee
$18.99/4pk 250ML Cans

Can’t go wrong with a canned wine spritz! Not only is Ramona a portable crowd pleaser in a can, but it’s organic, all natural, gluten-free, and vegan. We have quite a plethora of canned wine and canned wine-based cocktails to choose from – why not pick out a few for mom?

6. EMPRESS 1908 ORIGINAL INDIGO GIN
Picked by: Sandra
$36.99/750ML

Empress 1908 Original Indigo Gin is infused with the vibrantly tinted butterfly pea blossom making it a vivid indigo blue! It’s 100% authentic and all-natural. Add citrus or tonic and the gin naturally changes from blue to a soft pink!

7. LEOPOLD BROS. SILVER TREE SMALL BATCH VODKA & ROCKY MOUNTAIN BLACKBERRY LIQUEUR
Picked by: Joan
Both Were $31.99 | NOW $28.99/750ML

The Molly’s team recently took a trip to Leopold Bros. where we learned all about the distillery and how to concoct a Leopold Bros.’ Berry and Sage Vodka Smash using the two spirits listed above. Play bartender this Mother’s Day and make your mom her favorite cocktail! Need ideas? Leopold Bros. has a ton!

8. BAILEYS ALMANDE
Picked by: Jessica
Was $24.99 | NOW $22.99/750ML

Gluten free and dairy free, this almondmilk liqueur will make a nice little addition to your mom’s coffee cup because you know she’s tired of taking care of yo’ butt!

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Denver Art Museum Uncorked Reserve Wine Tasting

Denver Art Museum’s 2018 Uncorked Reserve Wine Pairings

Molly’s was once again a proud sponsor of Uncorked Reserve and Uncorked AFTERGLO, the Denver Art Museum’s two-tiered spring fundraising event celebrating two of our favorite things – wine and creativity! The evening raised funds to support the Denver Art Museum’s groundbreaking exhibitions and creative programming. Uncorked Reserve includes a silent auction cocktail reception followed by a fabulous four-course seated dinner featuring exquisite wine pairings with each course. Following the dinner, Reserve guests headed to Uncorked AFTERGLO, a party featuring art activations by local creatives, live music and artistic treats and cocktails.

The wines served at this year’s event were all chosen in collaboration with our wonderful supplier partners: Hope Estate, Da Luca, Enotec Imports, The Prisoner Wine Company, B Side Soulful North Coast Wine, and Vini Pavan. Next time you’re in the store look for the shelf tags indicating the wine was a part of Uncorked Reserve!

**Join us at the Molly’s tasting bar on Friday, April 20th 4-6PM for a special wine tasting featuring four wines served at Uncorked: Da Luca Prosecco, Marchesini Chiaretto Rosé, B Side Cabernet, and Pavan Dolce Moscato (pictured below).**

Denver Art Museum Uncorked Reserve Wines

Cocktail Reception

HOPE FAMILY ESTATE WINES CHARDONNAY
Hunter Valley, Australia

“A complex, balanced, and fresh style of wine that drinks well now and that will age superbly well. Showing lots of bright fruit, the complexity in the wine from a combination of wild yeast fermentation, partial malolactic fermentation and barrel maturation, leave this wine in a great position to impress.”

HOPE FAMILY ESTATE WINES SEMILLON
Hunter Valley, Australia

“This special batch of Hunter Semillon has been carefully aged to develop the sought after honey, toasty and lanolin characters of the traditional Hunter style. The wine has ample palate weight and will appeal to the red wine drinker.”

HOPE FAMILY ESTATE WINES SHIRAZ
Hunter Valley, Australia Was $15.98 | NOW $10.98

“Earthy, peppery and with a generous berry fruit, this Shiraz is medium bodied and is a good example of hunter valley Shiraz. The Estate Shiraz is matured with a mix of new and used oak, which contributes to a complex, flavorful and satisfying finish.”

Location: Lane 11, Aisle A

Amuse-bouche

DA LUCA PROSECCO
Veneto, Italy Was $10.98 | NOW $7.98

“Sparkler with appealing floral, citrus and stonefruit aromas. The palate is fresh and flavoursome, displaying characters of peach, apple and capsicum. Da Luca sports a pleasant round mouthfeel with a touch of sweetness. This Prosecco lingers on the palate with tropical notes and a clean mouth watering finish.”

Paired with: Chilled Spring Pea Soup
Location: Lane 3, Aisle B

Salad Course

MARCHESINI CHIARETTO ROSE
Bardolino, Veneto, Italy Was $14.98 | NOW $7.98

“Chiaretto is the most famous name for rosé wines in Italy and can only be made from the Bardolino zone bordering beautiful Lake Garda in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The ‘lake effect’ generates ample ripeness in the Corvina and Rondinella grapes. This gives the wine great aromatics and good density on the palate. This dry rosé wine is fruity, fragrant and delicate with aromas of peach-blossoms.”

Paired with: Pickled Cauliflower & Gem Lettuce Salad
Location: Lane 2, Aisle B

Entree

B SIDE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Napa Valley, California Was $28.98 | NOW $22.98

“On the nose, beautiful notes of cassis, licorice and blackberry are framed by dark, toasty oak from fourteen months of aging. A ripe, rich and layered glass of wine abundant with bold fruit flavors and subtle nuances of toffee, espresso and dark chocolate. This wine reflects its origin, with powerful structure, firm tannins and a perfectly integrated finish.”

Paired with: Angus Sliced Tenderloin
Location: Lane 6, Aisle B

THE PRISONER RED BLEND
Napa Valley, California Was $49.98 | NOW $44.98

“This Zinfandel based blend shows aromas or ripe cherry and cedar with hints of rose petal and sweet oak. The lovely entry leads into a savory mid palate. Ripe fig and black currant dominate the finish with soft well integrated tannins.”

Paired with: Angus Sliced Tenderloin
Location: Lane 4, Aisle B

Dessert Course

PAVAN DOLCE MOSCATO
Veneto, Italy Was $14.98 | NOW $10.98

“Pavan has a generous nose boasting orange blossom and ripe melon. This wine has a lower sugar content than most Moscatos making it a perfect pairing to desserts or brunch fare that go for savory/tangy vs. Sweet. Pavan is made in the classic frizzante (half sparkling) style.

Paired with: Lemon Meringue Tartlet
Location: Lane 8, Aisle B

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6 rosés to kick off spring

6 Rosés To Kick Off Spring

6 rosés to kick off spring

If we were writing this post last year, we probably would have lead with something like “Our favorite time of year is here!” or “Suns out, rosés out!”, but I think by now we’ve all decided that rosé wine can and should be enjoyed year round (Martha Stewart is on board). Even better news – the 2017 vintages are here and Lane 2 is head-to-toe pink. Don’t know where to begin? Our wine experts have selected six 2017 rosé wines with tasting notes that they’re pretty excited about.

2017 MAISON NOIR LOVE DRUNK ROSÉ
Oregon Was $18.98 | NOW $16.98

“The 2017 Love Drunk is an intoxicating rosé. Much like new love, it clouds the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise, and lips to pucker. Provocative aromas of strawberry and raspberry, followed by refreshing flavors of wild strawberry, watermelon rind, and a hint of kiwi.” – Maison Noir Wines

Wine style: Chardonnay/Pinot Noir
Wine style: Crisp and dry
Pair with: Salmon burgers or watermelon with feta and mint

2017 RODNEY STRONG ROSÉ OF PINOT NOIR
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California Was $23.98 | NOW $19.98

“The beautifully colored fresh and vibrant Rosé of Pinot Noir has aromas and flavors of strawberry, white peach and jasmine. Brilliant and bright with fresh acidity and a wonderful lasting juicy finish.” – Rodney Strong Vineyards

Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir
Wine style: Crisp and dry
Pair with: Light salads, light pasta and rice dishes, seafood, shellfish, grilled fish, and goats’ cheeses.

2017 DAY OWL ROSÉ
California Was $14.98 | NOW $11.98

“Barbera is the primary varietal in Day Owl Rosé. Like the best things in life, this Italian varietal is meant to be enjoyed young (aka now), so seize the moment. Bright, citrusy, and effortlessly cool, this versatile wine pairs perfectly with whatever the day throws at it. Day Owl Rosé radiates with floral red fruit and vibrant orange zest vibes. Lively acidity and a dry, elegant finish make for a bold bottle as alluring as the day is long.” – Day Owl

Grape/Blend: Barbera
Wine style: Rich and fruity
Pair with: Barbecued chicken, watermelon and mint salad, cold Thai sesame noodles, or fresh fish tacos.

2017 MULDERBOSCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON ROSÉ
South Africa Was $13.98 | NOW $11.98

“It’s hard not to feel excited by the appearance of the 2017 Mulderbosch Rosé. It’s very much alive and energised. The colour is lighter and brighter than previous vintages. An attractive confected cherry note greets the nose, followed by subtle rose petal aromatics and a crisp mineral note that holds it all together nicely. Due to careful selection of vineyard sites and gentle fruit handling in the cellar the palate has an effortless poise about it. Sweet-fruited Cabernet flavours and early-picked natural acidity make for an intense palate that refreshes with each sip.” – Mulderbosch Vineyards

Wine style: Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine style: Rich and fruity
Pair with: Barbecue and for drinking with spicy food such as curries

2017 HONORO VERA ROSÉ
Jumilla, Spain Was $10.98 | NOW $8.98

“From our highest vineyards surrounding our estate, we pick up the red grapes to obtain this wonderful rosé wine. It’s fresh and crisp style makes a perfect partner for almost any kind of food, offering flavors of strawberry, cherries, fresh cut watermelon and dried herbs with a refreshing, pleasantly finish on the palate.” – Bodegas Juan Gil

Wine style: Syrah/Tempranillo
Wine style: Rich and fruity
Pair with: Pasta and fresh tomato sauce or a sun-dried tomato and arugula pizza.

2017 CHATEAU D’ESCLANS WHISPERING ANGEL ROSÉ
Provence, France Was $26.98 | NOW $23.98

“An irresistible pink! Charming, refreshing, refined, and with plenty of juicy, enticing, strawberry and berry fruit. This is a rosé that should be in everyone’s cellars, without exception. Drinkable is an understatement and you’ll keep on coming back for seconds… We defy you to resist.” – Chateau d’Esclans

Wine style: Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle (Vermentino), Syrah and Tibouren
Wine style: Crisp and dry
Pair with: Paella, oysters, or shrimp cocktail

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