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  • Flying Colors -- Wine Gallery Robustly Passes Health Inspections

    Ready for Inspection, SIR!!Last month, we were inspected by the Gallatin County Health Department as part of our yearly health and sanitation review. This surprise inspection covers all aspects of our public face including our coolers, food storage, restrooms, cleaning procedures,adequate hand sanitizing—the whole gamut. It is a great pride (and relief) to me that there were “no findings”.   Read More...

  • 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...

  • The May Calendar is FULL.....

    May CelebrationsMy father was fond of saying “There can never be too many celebrations!” It seems like May is full of good celebrations and we are here to make those celebrations memorable.• The week of May 8th is Teacher’s Week. Everyone’s life has been impacted a teacher in some positive way. We all have relatives and friends who are teachers.   Read More...

  • About Factory Wines

    About “factory’ wineYou won’t find me griping about a $150 million home being built in Big Sky or the necessity to raise the tax rate to pay for new and better schools. I have a constitution alright to gripe and it helps to vent every now and again.My gripe this week focuses on the wine business, not because I think it is especially important compared with issues such as peace, poverty or education, but simply because this is my bailiwick.I get to taste a lot of wines and it is...  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...

  • Important Notice for Wine Club Members

    Important Notice for Wine Club MembersNobody likes hearing the price of anything is going up but after 13years of keeping the Wine Club rates at the same level, we are announcing the first price increase since 2004. It isn’t right to just announce the number with no justification so it is important to look at the factors weighing on this decision. Our US inflation index is up 25% since 2004, the price of an automobile is up 27% since 2004 and the average price of a bottle of wine isup...  Read More...

  • What is NeuroEnology??

    What is Neuroenology?In his new book, Gordon M. Shepherd expands on the startling discovery that the brain creates the taste of wine. This approach to understanding wine's sensory experience draws on findings in neuroscience, biomechanics, human physiology, and traditional enology.   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...

  • Everything in Moderation....

    New Definition of Moderation?So we know moderate drinking is okay, but what exactly constitutes as moderate? For years the rule was to one drink per day (which is equal to five ounces of wine) for women and one to two drinks for men. New research (that now applies to me!) has moved the goalposts and the old rules now only apply to those under 65.   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...

  • Bozeman has an American Wine Society Chapter

    American Wine SocietyBozeman Chapter I just got some exciting news from Wine Club member, Larry Johnson, on a proposed Bozeman chapter of the American Wine Society (AWS). This group was organized in 1967 as a non-profit, educational, consumer-oriented organization for those interested in learning more about all aspects of wine.  Today, the Society has over 5,000 members in 45 states and 120 chapters across the U.S.   Read More...

  • Roundup in Wine?

    Roundup in Wine? An alert reader from College Park, Georgia forwarded a link to me about a study showing “toxic” levels of the weed killer Roundup appear in California wines. What was alarming according to the authors was Roundup appeared even in wines organically grown. A couple of years ago a group called Moms Across America published a study that alarmed many consumers claiming that the weed killer Roundup (glycophosphate) showed up in California wines. The MAA group has...  Read More...

  • Best of Bozeman! Bozeman's Choice!

    We did it again! Two years in a row we are Bozeman's Choice Wine Retailer! Thank you to our loyal customers for your votes! We look forward to another successful year!  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...

  • Season's are Changing! Who Needs a Palate Refresher?

      Get ready for Spring with White and Rosé Wines Perfect Palate Refreshers!  Spring is a transitional season for wines. Seasonal moods and traditions usually dictate our wardrobe, the foods we eat, and often times, the wines we select. With bright sunny days ahead the weight of the wine, not color, is the key factor in selecting bottles!  Read More...

  • SHAFER... Always a FUN Day When New Vintages Arrive!

    The highly anticipated Shafer Hillside Select 2011 & Shafer Relentless 2012 have arrived! It has been an experience, just as Karen explains in the video, to see how these wines are a true demonstration of extraordinary craftsmanship, and how 'place' plays a huge role in producing a consistent knock-out wine. Year after year, despite the hardships from mother nature, Shafer always comes through!  Read More...