Welcome summer with Pamplemousse Rosé

Pamplemousse Rosé has a slightly sweet, easygoing grapefruit taste that is engaging and approachable for entry level wine drinkers and sunny weather. With more people opting for relaxing dinners at home, the pink hued Pamplemousse Rosé, with its lower alcohol content (usually 8-10% ABV), is the quintessential couch wine.

There is a major trend in French wine with flavored profiles such as Pamplemousse Rosé. New flavor-hybrid wines now typically score in the top three aperitifs for the 18-34 demographic.

Besides a refreshing, fruity taste, Pamplemousse Rosé is highly versatile. You can serve it chilled, over ice with soda, or as a welcome addition to cocktails. Try one of these recipes or have fun playing with your own.

Based on the national drink of Mexico, this rosé variation is refreshing with a light punch.

Pamplemousse Paloma

  • 5 ounces blanco tequila
  • .75 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • .5 ounce Pamplemousse Rosé
  • .25 ounce agave syrup (optional)
  • grapefruit for garnish

Combine the liquid ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker shake until your vessel is frosted. Strain into a Collins glass and top off with two ounces of grapefruit soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedges.

This next recipe will brighten any brunch and bridal party.

Pamplemosa

  • 1 ounce Pamplemousse Rosé
  • French champagne or Prosecco
  • 1 fresh grapefruit

In a champagne flute, combine the Pamplemousse Rosé and 4-5 ounces of the sparkling wine. Garnish with a long strip of grapefruit peel.

Locally, you can find Pamplemousse Rosé at larger, better stocked liquor stores, like Wyatt’s, that offer you a vast selection of the latest wine varietals and specialty spirits.

Don’t lay down the Laws, pick it up!

Laws Whiskey House is one of Colorado’s premier distilleries. Located in Denver, they specialize in making full-flavored craft whiskies and experimenting with different types of local grains.

One should try Laws at every opportunity, especially these offerings:

Four Grain Straight Bourbon

Using painstaking care and top-notch ingredients, Laws strives to capture the character and quality of its grains in each sip. Enjoy the harmony of their flagship whiskey and the vanilla and caramel notes from their newly charred American white oak barrels that create a classic bourbon with Colorado character. Bottled at 95 proof.

Farmers Select Four Grain Straight Bourbon

This single barrel bottling of their classic Four Grain Straight Bourbon is crafted grain to bottle using ingredients hand-picked by the Colorado farmers that grow their grains. This whiskey celebrates their care and hard work. Aged at least 2 years in new American white oak. Bottled at 95 proof.

Four Grain Straight Bourbon BOTTLED IN BOND

Bottling in Bond requires that this limited release be a product of a single season, using the grain of a single season, made by one distiller at a single distillery, and aged at least 4 years in a federal government-bonded warehouse. The whiskey is then cut and bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV). These rules are significantly more stringent than the U.S. standards for “Straight Whiskey.”

Secale Straight Rye Whiskey

Secale Rye is made with 100% Colorado grains (95% rye and 5% barley). At 100 proof, this true Colorado rye packs a punch with rich flavors and a layered complexity that refines its characteristic regional terroir.

Locally, you pick up your Laws at larger, superiorly stocked liquor stores, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods, that cater to the discriminating whiskey drinker, as well as those just beginning their fine malt journey.

Join us Saturday, June 15th for our Father’s Day Weekend tasting of Laws Whiskey. All tasting items will be on sale!

Make a splash with Natale Verga wines

Natale Verga was founded by Enrico Verga in 1895. For four generations it has been handed down from father to son, carrying the values of tradition and quality. Currently, it is run by its namesake, in partnership with his father Giancarlo and his sisters Cristina and Laura, as Enrico and Edoardo, the fifth generation of the Verga family, prepare to take part in the company.

Increasingly popular locally, Natale Verga is always an excellent and reliable choice for meal pairing at a great price. See for yourself by picking up a bottle or two of these popular varietals:

Natale Verga Barbera D’Asti

Natale Verga, from the Lombardia region of Italy, provides a variety of rich, complexly textured wine experiences. This red-purple wine has a robust taste with notes of ripe red fruit and a touch of vanilla with a lingering finish.

Natale Verga Pinot Grigio 

Flavors of green apple, pear, and orange blossoms makes this light and dry wine versatile enough to be served by itself or with a broad array of foods such as Fettucine Alfredo, white fish and seafood dishes, lemon chicken, veal piccata, or roasted vegetables.

Natale Verga Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

This ruby red Italian features cherry flavors and spice with a mid-palate of fresh strawberries and mixed berries and a finish that is smooth and satisfying. A nice match for pasta dishes, burgers, and semi-hard cheeses.

Primitivo del Salento

This authentic red presents aromas of sun-dried prunes and pine syrup with engaging notes of black cherries and fudge. Try it with veal and peppers, sausage grilled with onions, penne with a vodka sauce, or a medium rare grilled sirloin.

Natale Verga Prosecco

Natale Verga’s sparkling offering is dry, lemony, and bubbly with overtones of almond and honey. It works wonderfully as an aperitif, or as a mixer for Mimosas or sparkling cocktails. NV Prosecco also teams well with appetizers, calamari, crabmeat dishes, and spring mix salads.

You can find the wines of Natale Verga at larger, family-owned liquor stores, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods, which offers you a superior, broader selection with knowledgeable staff who take the intimidation out of wine buying.

Mi Sueño Premiere Napa Cabernet Sauvignon: The biggest wine find of the year, in short supply

National Wine Day is May 25th. If you are looking to celebrate in a big way, consider the unique opportunity of the Mi Sueño Premiere Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016.

Of the Mi Sueño Premiere Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Auction 22, Lot No. 80,
Vintage 2016, only five cases were produced. The vineyard held back one for their own personal collection. The remaining four cases were purchased at the Napa Valley Vintners Auction by Wyatt’s Wet Goods in Longmont. Wyatt’s is the only resource for acquiring this limited find.

This prestige premium barrel select Cabernet Sauvignon originated in the Mi Sueño estate vineyard in Coombsville. Designed to showcase the best of this nested appellation, it expresses the most desired nuances the vineyard has to offer.

This Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak, resulting in a luscious and harmonious wine. It carries a bouquet of concentrated dark fruits, cassis, and brown sugar with hints of minerality. The rich mouthfeel evokes elegance, with flavors of dark chocolate, fig, licorice, and dried cranberry. A lively acidity and juicy red fruit make this Cabernet the perfect companion for grilling.

Unfiltered and sustainably produced, this single vineyard rarity would make a well appreciated gift for any dad or grad. With no other restaurant or retailer nationally having any, Wyatt’s Wet Goods, located at the Village at the Peaks shopping center in Longmont, is the only place to get this rare treasure.

UPDATE: Mi Sueño Premiere is on sale in our rare wine room, May 23-29, during our luxury wine sale!