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Everything listed under: Red WIne

  • Does Cheap Wine Cause a Bigger Headache?

    Cheaper the wine, bigger the headache? It’s not as if wines that cost less than $10 are always going to make you feel bad, or that wines that cost more than $50 are never going to give you a hangover—which is terrific, because one of my favorite notes in wine is “affordable.” How much wine you consume is the biggest variable.When you’re feeling hung-over, it’s because of a few things happening to your body. You’re dehydrated, you’re experiencing vi...  Read More...

  • Wine Club Options

    Wine Club updateMany Wine Club members are unaware of what our Millennium Club is. Simply put, it is one premium red wine per month. The selected bottle is usually highly rated and has qualities and characteristics beyond what one would expect from everyday wine selections.   Read More...

  • Does Wine Prevent Dementia??

    Does Wine Prevent Dementia?A new analysis of medical research finds that a nightly glass of wine with your dinner could be helping protect your brain from the risk of developing dementia. But scientists have yet to agree on why. Hoping to bring focus to the debate, researchers from Qingdao Municipal Hospital and Ocean University, both in China, conducted a meta-analysis of recent research on the topic. They looked at 11 all-cause dementia (ACD) studies with 73,330 participants, five Alzheim...  Read More...

  • Delicious Wines for Grilling Season

    Delicious Wines for Grilling SeasonI know I am a bit premature to be heralding summer already but doggone it, warm weather here. Summer is grilling season for our household. Grilling is our favorite season because it gives us a chance to enjoy the beautiful sunsets and great views of the Tobacco Roots and Bridgers from the deck while enjoying summer fare and a good glass of wine. One of the benefits of dining al fresco is that everything tastes good.   Read More...

  • Opportunities & Events

    Opportunities and events *On July 8th the Museum of the Rockies will present its Annual Wine and Culinary Classic. Every year members of the Wine Club have volunteered to pour wine for the patrons. This year there are a few new wrinkles that may make the event more enticing for volunteer pourers. First of all, one week before the event, you will be introduced to the wines on your table and given instructions on pouring.   Read More...

  • Arrivals and New Favorites

    New arrivalsTwo wines from K Vintners in Walla Walla arrived this week. One of them, the 2014 Motor City Kitty Syrah is an aromatically brooding wine which brings aromas of scorched earth, smoked meat, iron, violets, orange peel and blue and black fruit. The flavors coat the palate from end to end with silky soft, unabashedly appealing fruit and savory notes.   Read More...

  • May Wine Club in Friday

    May Wine Club Due FridayWe have some excellent wines again for May Wine Club. Leading off is our first red, the 2014 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Chimeres. The Chimeres is 60% Grenache, with 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre.   Read More...

  • Reviews from the 93 Point Tasting

    93 Point Wine TastingApril 15th, 2017Gallatin River Lodge   Another SOLD OUT event! This is an annual tasting event where we let our distributors (7 total) showcase their premium wines that have been reviewed and rated 93+ by accredited wine critics (Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Vinous, Robert Parker, James Suckling).We had over 55 wines from all over the world showcased - Everything from Nerello Mascalese, Brunello di Montalcino, Tempranillo, and Champagne! There was something for...  Read More...

  • Wines for Easter

    Wines for Easter Easter is Sunday the 15th and many of us will be sitting down at the dinner table with family and friends to celebrate this holiday and the eventual arrival of Spring. Ham has been a traditional entrée for Easter for much of our recorded history. Because ham is dried, smoked and cured, it was meat that could store well over the winter and provide a tasty celebratory meal at the beginning of spring.Because ham has a salty flavor, it is best to choose a wine with littl...  Read More...

  • April Wine Club Wines

    Preview of April Wine Club (Wines Ready Friday)FI am sure many of you are delighted to hear that we have the 2009 “Tosca” Blend for our first red wine in April. Reininger Winery in Walla Walla has bottled this special wine for the Intermountain Opera Bozeman presentation of Puccini’s “Tosca” next month. We are also pleased to have it in the Wine Club as previous bottling's of this blend have sold out to rave reviews. The label was painted by Bozeman artist Laurel Hatch.   Read More...

  • Steals and Deals

    Steals and dealsAn everyday favorite in and around Venice, the wine "Valpolicella" is the blend of Veneto's three most important red varietals: Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara grapes. Classically, they are a delightfully "dusty" palate of dried strawberries, raspberries, and sometimes even the bittersweet of rhubarb. We just received the 2014 Giuseppe Lonardi Valpolicella and it is one of the best of this genre we've encountered.   Read More...

  • The Unsophisticated Approach to Pairing Wine and Food

    Lowbrow Know-How: The Unsophisticated Approach to Pairing Wine and Food Many of you have met Allyson Yund. Apart from working at the Wine Gallery, she is a full time civil engineering student focusing on bio-resources at MSU. She also likes to write and has submitted the following article on wine and food pairing: "Everyone remembers their first time--that is, the first time they encountered a combination of wine and food that stopped them in their tracks.   Read More...

  • Wine Tour Getaway

    Here’s a chance to see what Oregon has to offer for world class wines in a gorgeous setting. Take this chance for the opportunity to escape deep into the lush and vibrant heart of Oregon wine country. Intermountain Opera Bozeman presents the Wine Tour Getaway 2017 Raffle!   Read More...

  • 93 Point Tasting

    April 8th will be the date and the Gallatin River Lodge will be the venue for this year’s 93 Point Tasting. Many of you know the story of how this event came about, but I would like to tell the story one more time. About five or six years ago, one of our best customers came up to me after the November Grand Tasting and proposed doing a more upscale tasting.   Read More...

  • Wine Spectator Top100

    WWine Spectator Top 100 is revealed, and we are excited to share that we have a few of the selections on our shelves! They will go fast!   Read More...