Phone rang last week in the wine shop. It was the Wall St. Journal calling, they were doing an article on affordable wines, and could Pete suggest a case for around $120? Only three wine shops in the US were called, and we were one. Wow. Here are Pete’s Picks for the WSJ:
1. Château des Chapelains Bordeaux Clairet rosé (France). $9.99.
2. Diego Murillo Torrontés (Argentina). $9.99.
3. Chateau Haut Sarthes Montravel White Bordeaux (France). $9.99.
4. Charles Smith Wines Holy Cow Chardonnay (Washington). $9.99
5. Aveleda Charamba Vino Tinto (Portugal). $9.99.
6. Château Jeanguillon Bordeaux Supérieur (France). $9.99.
7. Belpoggio Rosso Piceno (Italy). $9.99.
8. Famega Vinho Verde (Portugal). $8.99.
9. Gran Sarao Brut Cava (Spain). $12.99.
10. Pierre Olivier Côtes du Rhône Blanc (France). $9.99.
11. Infinite Monkey Theorem Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon (Colorado). $19.99
12. Parducci Sustainable Red (California). $9.99.
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Went to a party the other night called 50 Top Denver. It is a groups of Denver chefs that get together every 4 months or so, whip up an elegant, beautiful, mind blowing meal, then are gone like ghosts in the night. 50 Top refers to the number of guests. The locations change with the season (last night we were in Union Station), but one thing is always the same: there’s a cocktail to begin the evening. Last night we enjoyed, and I mean enjoyed, a Sazerac cocktail, thanks to Steuben’s mixoligist Sean Kenyon. The Sazerac is reknown as the first American cocktail, which was in keeping with last night’s “Golden Age of Dining” theme.
2oz Rye Whiskey
1/4oz Absinthe, Leopold Bros are now making this in Denver!
2 sugar cubes
4 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
Fill one glass with ice to chill.
In a mixing glass muddle the sugar cubes, the bitters and a couple of drops of water. Pour in the Rye and stir.
Dump the ice out of the chilled glass, pour in the absinthe, roll the glass to coat and dump out the excess (I recommend drinking it).
Strain the contents of the mixing glass into the Absinthe rinsed glass. Cut a wide swath of lemon peel, twist it over the cocktail to express the oils, rub the peel around the rim of the glass and drop it into the cocktail.
If that seems like too much work at home…join Sean at Steuben’s for a drink!50 Top, Add new tag, cocktails, denver, jamey fader, party, Sazerac | 8 Comments »
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Drinking With Pete Hits The Road and the Slopes! Join the Hooch Hounds, Pete and Ash, as they taste their way through the 2009 Taste of Vail festival where the wine flows freely, there’s no shortage of great food and the people watching is some of the best this side of the Mason Dixon Line.
Drinkin (and Spittin) With Pete – April is all about Spring, Easter, lamb, ham and the renewal of life. Join the Hooch Hounds; Pete and the Wine Chicks Ash and Krisana as they taste their way through some super value wines from Greece, Australia, South Africa and Italy that are not only delicious but also will work beautifully with ham, lamb and even bunny…2 Comments »
We forgot this beauty in the last email…
Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Blanco 2007. Tierra Castilla, Spain. This is a great looking wine: brilliant yellow with dancing hints of soft green. The pretty nose if rich with aromas of tropical fruit, bananas, green apple and sun ripened peaches and the palate shows soft, silky notes of like fruit, balanced by lively acidity. What a lovely choice for a first day of spring dinner! Regular price: $13.99 - Sale price: $9.99 - Washed Up White case discount price: $8.50.
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Pete and the wine chicks bring you the February wines of the month.9 Comments »
Watch as Pete Marczyk and his Wine Chicks, Ash and Krisana, give you a taste by taste eval of their wicked awesome wines of the month. Pete has never tasted these wines before so be prepared for some off the wall tasting notes from that crazy fu*%er!
Marczyk Fine Wines – No points, no Parker, just people and their palates .