Denver: Quality Wine Source and Butcher
Denver native but have lost touch on where to go. Landing on Saturday and staying in Highlands Ranch before heading to Estes Park. Would like to pick up some quality wine(s) and meat before heading to the hills. Would appreciate any suggestions.
Marzyks in Denver would be a good bet. Also, the new Alfalfa's in Boulder has a great meat counter (they stock hanger and skirt steak!) and a decent wine selection. Cured in Boulder has great wines, but they only do cured meats and cheeses (no chops or anything like that).
I'm too late probably but if you're in Highlands Ranch go to Davidson's Liquor for wine nirvana and ridiculously low prices. They have *everything*. Applejacks on I-70 a close 2nd for me. Both are big box and not boutique-y so if you're looking for someone to choose the wine for you they may not work.
For butchery I can't offer much other than the mention of Marzyks although I find great stuff usually at Whole Foods but your service / quality can vary drastically. They sell dry aged beef at my local store (and occasionally Wagyu but I can't afford it so I'd almost rather they didn't... )
They sell skirt, flap.. and sometimes I find lamb tenderloins! House made sausage can be wonderful or awful so use caution. And they sell pork that hasn't been soaked in chemical brine (I hate you King Soopers!).