Time to Start Wine-ing in the Backcountry

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Resealable Aluminum Bottled Wines Due Out in April 

By Natasha Lovato

Finally, there’s a portable alternative for all of you on-the-go oenophiles who want to take your favorite beverage into the backcountry.

Molly’s Spirits has teamed up with Bigsby’s Folly Craft Winery to offer a limited-run of 2018 Rosé of Grenache from Lodi, Calif. Available in April, the wine will be sealed in 500-milliliter aluminum bottles with resealable screw tops.

Locally owned and operated, Molly’s Spirits is a 30,000-square-foot liquor store that opened near Lakeside Amusement Park and features over 12,000 wines, spirits and beers. Molly’s stays true to its roots by focusing heavily on supporting the local community through nonprofit giving and collaborations with local wineries, breweries and distilleries. 

Bigsby’s Folly is nestled in Denver’s River North Art District. The full-production winery believes, “that wine doesn’t need to be intimidating or pretentious to be extraordinary,” according to the website. “There’s something to be said for the way wine used to be made - in small batches, with care, authenticity and craft.”

The duo sought to find an alternative to the increasingly popular canned wines with a collaboration catered to adventurous consumers.

“When we set out to create a high-quality wine for the active Colorado lifestyle, we knew we needed to find a vessel that could meet the same quality standards and equally positive consumer perception as bottled wine,” said Jaylee Adams, marketing manager at Molly’s Spirits. Holding two servings of wine, the aluminum bottle is compact enough to fit in the smallest of backpacks for whatever adventure you set out on. 

The Rosé of Grenache features rose highlights and honeysuckle peach crispness in a medium-bodied dry wine. It’s bursting with strawberry, honeydew melon, tangerine, ruby red grapefruit and Kaffir lime, resulting in a smooth finish. 

Pick up the 2018 Rosé of Grenache at Molly’s Spirits for $14.99 beginning in early April, just in time for all of the fair-weather festivities Colorado has to offer.