Category: Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Cheers! – We made it through another week!

Here’s a toast to you for making it through another week.

It’s time to put your at home bartending skills to use! Check out these easy drink recipes you can make with just a few ingredients you may even have already!

Missing those brunch Mimosas, us too! Luckily our friends at Seedlip have a delicious and non-alcoholic solution, their Minosa! – Yum!

What you will need:

2 oz. of Seedlip Grove 42 1 oz. of Clementine Juice Cold Soda

Pour Seedlip Grove 42 ..read more

Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Saké 101

Written By: Mark Thrift, Director of Wine, Spirits and Beer

My first taste of saké was in 1973, I was just starting out in the wine industry with my family’s wholesale distribution company. It was Kiku-Masamune saké and while it was not love at first taste, I did continue to learn more about saké and have been an aficionado for decades.

The origin of saké is unclear, but certainly dates back over 1,200 years in Japan. Saké is made with rice, ..read more

Craft Beer

Made for Mollie Stone’s: Purity Pils

Introducing… Purity Pils, a Mollie Stone’s and Palo Alto Brewing Company creation!

Mollie Stone’s Markets second collaboration with Palo Alto Brewing Co. are proud to bring you our refreshing golden German-style Pilsner Purity Pils.

Just like the name says, our Pils is made in accordance of “Reinheitsgebot” [Rine Heights Ge-Boat] the German Beer Purity Law.

What is the German Beer Purity Law?

Introduced in 1516 in Bavaria, the decree allows for beer to be made from only hops, barley, water ..read more

Beverages, Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Make Every Cocktail Count!

Delicious, without the guilt… 21 SEEDS is the perfect way to celebrate National Tequila Day.

Founded in San Francisco by two sisters and 1 best friend, they had a simple idea, to create something they (and all of their friends) want to drink.  A bright, all-natural, craft-infused Blanco tequila that is ideal for delicious cocktails (even better they are all under 150 calories!).

21 SEEDS partners with a celebrated female owned distillery in Jalisco, Mexico to infuse their ultra-smooth ..read more

Craft Beer

Made for Mollie Stone’s: Kӧlschlaboration

Introducing … Kӧlschlaboration, made for Mollie Stone’s!

We are proud to announce our collaboration with the Palo Alto Brewing Company (PABC) to craft a great tasting kӧlsch style ale that people can enjoy with good food and good friends – the perfect anytime beer.

“Mollie Stone’s Markets has always been part of my shopping experience growing up in Palo Alto, CA. As a small local Bay Area company it only made sense to do something with them as they have the same ..read more

St. Patrick's Day, Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Wake up with Irish Coffee

Top of the mornin’! Since St. Patrick’s Day is on a Sunday this year, why not start your morning with an Irish Coffee.

Here’s how to make it:

1 shot or to taste of Tullamore D.E.W:

Triple distilled and patiently aged in both ex-bourbon and sherry casks, resulting in a smooth and gentle complexity.

Hot coffee:

We won’t even get started here on which coffee to use, just make sure it’s of a good quality.  If you like it strong, ..read more

Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Crab & Chardonnay

There is just something special about the first catch of fresh Dungeness crab and a well-made California Chardonnay. Here are a few suggestions from our current assortment.

La Crema Monterey Chardonnay

On the nose, Meyer lemon, passion fruit, grilled pineapple and pie crust. On the palate, nectarine, papaya and lemon-tangerine notes are complemented by a touch of spice and complex minerality.

Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay

Enticing aromas of vanilla, peach, mango, apricots, crème brule’, butter and a slight ..read more

Wine, Spirits, & Beer

At the Apex of Single Malt Scotch

Welcome back, whisky fans.  Last week—if you remember— we cracked into a bit of background on Scotch whisky, and the seductive single malt. And today, as promised, I’m narrowing our focus a bit, to a small but legendary distillery called The Dalmore.

Beginning

An enterprising chap (and future member of parliament) named Alexander Matheson founded The Dalmore Distillery in 1839, among the sloping fields of the Northern Highlands, at the banks of the Cromarty Firth, where bracing waters feed out to the ..read more

Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Introduction to Single Malt Scotch

It’s a great time to be a whisky fan (or a whiskey fan, if you must). Thanks to the swing of the pop-culture pendulum away from vodka, our on-going obsession with all things “craft,” and Don Draper’s penchant for an old fashioned, there are now more brown bottles on shelves than ever before, from all over the world. That’s exciting. But at the top of that shelf, where it’s always been, you’ll still find the granddaddy of them all, unequaled ..read more