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Everything listed under: Sparkling Wine

  • 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...

  • Champagne.... Not just for celebration anymore

    Champagne is NOT just for celebration....   For centuries, this amazing bubbly beverage has been used to launch ships, congratulate newlyweds, sign historic documents and business deals.  In fact, ever since the first King of Franks converted to Christianity in 496 in Reims, the wines from the Champagne region (before they were sparkling wines) have been seen as the "Wine of the Kings."  Besides of marking special times, many see Champagne as its own celebration from the popping o...  Read More...

  • Just Arrived!

     Contratto Aperitif, Italy  This Aperitif is still made from the original recipe that dates back to 1933 and is based on a mixture of 24 delicately infused premium natural herbs, spices, roots and seeds combined with Italian Brandy!  This winery has a along, fascinating history. It was established in 1867 by Giuseppe Contratto, making Contratto one of the oldest producers of sparkling wine in Italy. The 1919 Contratto ("Metodo Classico") Extra Brut was the first vintage of sparkli...  Read More...