The kids are all right – Craft Wines

13442540_10100970742291698_5405016173205393324_oWe have to believe, people: a focus on craft in all industries is coming on in a big way. Given we’re partial to wine and all, though, we are thrilled to welcome back for a second ‘Why Not Wednesday’ Paul Strout of Craft Wines, a Colorado wine distribution outfit gaining traction by good ol’ word of mouth.

craft-wines-003Craft Wines only carries small-production wineries (right up our alley, of course) which are the passion product of a new generation of producers (think young guys and gals out to change the world) who are rewriting all the rules.

Many of these young vintners make just a few barrels of their offerings. Paul’s a family-first guy who believes the good life and good, honest work can be one in the same. Case in point: a caption on one of Craft Wines’ Facebook images mentioned blending a sales trip with fly fishing. Cheers to that!

Paul brings with him offerings from Scar of the Sea of California and Walter Scott of Oregon.

All of Scar of the Sea’s ciders and wines are influenced by the sea, with maritime soils and climates producing a character unique to the Central Coast of California.

Walter Scott launched eight years ago and is a true love affair: two wine enthusiasts who worked in the industry sunk what retirement savings they had into the venture, doubled output each year, and are now, at 3,500 cases production per annum, done growing. Now they tend to their vineyard and their young daughter, Lucy.

  • Scar of the Sea, California Hard Cider (2015) · 375 mL – $12 Sale $11
  • Scar of the Sea, Seven Leagues Chardonnay (2014) · 750 mL – $30 Sale $26
  • Walter Scott, Willamette Valley Chardonnay (2015) · 750 mL – $28 Sale $25
  • Walter Scott, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (2015) · 750 mL – $28 Sale $25

Wines will be featured through Tuesday, October 18th.

crazy-mountainSaturdays at Pearl Wine Co. = BEER. This Saturday we bring in Crazy Mountain Brewery, an outfit known as much for work-life balance as darn good brews. (They’ve been known to close early to chase fresh powder.) These folks were the Vail Valley’s first production brewery and opened doors in 2010. They’ve since opened up a Denver spot down in Baker with 24 taps. Like many true Coloradans, Crazy Mountain’s crew are ale and lager makers and lovers.

We start sippin’ and tastin’ at 4pm. Hope you can make it!

Tag your pics #pickitupatpearl so we can CHEERS! 

1st Anniversary Tasting

It’s hard to believe we’ve been open one year already! To celebrate, we’re hosting a grand tasting at DU’s School of Hospitality. We will be opening 200+ wines along with a few of our favorite whiskeys. In addition to being able to try everything, we will be offering you special event-only pricing! This is going to be a great way to pick out a few favorites for your Thanksgiving dinner or stock up for the holidays 🙂

Event Details: 
Wednesday, November 9th, 5:00-8:30pm
DU University’s Joy Burns Center
2044 E. Evans Avenue, Denver
(light appetizers also provided)

Discover why 5280 Magazine Readers and Editors voted Pearl Wine Company Denver’s BEST BOTTLE SHOP. PWC takes pride in being Denver’s best wine shop–a craft liquor specialty store. Conveniently located on South Pearl Street in Denver’s Platt Park neighborhood.