Exceptional Wines For Your Thanksgiving Dinner

If you missed the Wine Guy Mike Wine Tasting Event you can still order any of these exceptional Thanksgiving Dinner wine selections. You must order these wines by 7 AM MST Monday morning November 20th, 2017. You must be 21 years of age to order any alcohol-related products.

Wines that you order will be available to pick up at Katie O’Keefe’s Casino on Tuesday evening, November 21st, 2017 after 5:00 PM MST at Wine Guy Mike’s Wine Room.

La Maschera Prosecco

La Maschera Prosecco

JCB No 21 Sparkling Brut

JCB No 21 Sparkling Brut

Mulderbosch Chenin blanc

Mulderbosch Chenin blanc

Cougar Crest Estate Viognier

Cougar Crest Estate Viognier

CIU CIU Pecorino

CIU CIU Pecorino

Romain Collett Chablis

Romain Collett Chablis

Qupe Santa Barbara Y - Block Chardonnay

Qupe Santa Barbara Y – Block Chardonnay

MARIE DE BEAUREGARD CHINON

MARIE DE BEAUREGARD CHINON

Il Macchione Montelpuciano Riserva

Il Macchione Montelpuciano Riserva

Good Fellow Cellars Pinot Noir

Good Fellow Cellars Pinot Noir

Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee

Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee

Forteto Mon Ross Barbera

Forteto Mon Ross Barbera

Luisa Cabernet Franc

Luisa Cabernet Franc

Jamsheed Illaj Syrah

Jamsheed Illaj Syrah

Cougar Crest Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Cougar Crest Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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Thanksgiving Wine Tasting Event

Join Wine Guy Mike for a Thanksgiving Wine Tasting Event! This is always a fun and special event getting ready to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. WineGuyMike will assist you in choosing affordable wines of exceptional character for you to serve or share at your special dinner celebration.

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting with Wine Guy Mike

Space is limited and WineGuyMike requests your RSVP no later than 11/15/2017, purchase your tickets now to reserve your space. Please let any of your friends know about this year’s special event, we welcome all guests.

Purchase Your Tickets Now! You must be 21 years of age to attend or purchase tickets.

November 16th, 2017 6:30pm-9:30pm                                                                                              Katie O’Keefe’s 2100 Stephens Ave, Missoula, Montana 59801 Tickets are available by contacting WineGuyMike at 406.370.7162 or email mike@wineguymike.comtickets are $35.00 each, space is limited and must be reserved by 11/15/2017

 

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TRICK OR TREAT WINE EVENT WITH WINE GUY MIKE

Wine Guy Mike Wine Event

Join WineGuyMike for an evening of Trick and Treat wine tasting.

Join WineGuyMike for an evening of Trick and Treat wine tasting. Scratch Catering will be presenting delicious Charcuterie, cheese, and a delectable dessert. 

World Class Charcuterie and Cheese at Wine Guy Mike Events

World Class Charcuterie and Cheese at Wine Guy Mike Events

 

October 26th, 2017 6:30-9:30 pm 

Katie O’Keefe’s Casino 2100 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801

Tickets are $35.00 and space is limited, please RSVP no later than 10/25/2017.

Or contact WineGuyMike; mike@wineguymike.com or text at 406-370-7162

 

 

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The Tasting Room Presents Ferrari Winery CEO Matteo Lunelli

Join Wine Guy Mike every week on the radio from 12:00-1:00 pm MDT. You can also live stream right here at Missoula Community Radio. This week The Tasting Room Presents Ferrari Winery CEO Matteo Lunelli.

Matteo Lunelli, CEO, Ferrari Winery

Matteo Lunelli, CEO, Ferrari Winery

Click Here To View Interview with Matteo Lunelli

Cantine Ferrari

Cantine Ferrari

The Ferrari Winery was founded over a century ago in the Trentino region of northern Italy. It is not only regarded as the premier Sparkling wine producer in all of Italy but the winery also has a world-renowned reputation as a top producer of Metodo Classico Sparkling wines.

Built on the dream of Giulio Ferrari in 1902 this winery is now under the leadership of Matteo and his cousins Marcello, Camilla, and Alessandro. The Lunelli family take the very best from a century of tradition combined with an Italian lifestyle of living life to the fullest, enjoying family, friends, and of course a glass of Ferrari Sparkling wine from the Trentodoc.

The Trentodoc is situated high in the mountains in the Trentino region of northern Italy. This area was discovered by Giulio Ferrari to be an exceptional area to grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Sustainably farmed today by the third generation of Lunelli’s the Ferrari Winery is Certified Organic and received the prestigious Biodiversity Friend certification from the Worldwide Biodiversity Association.

Trentino Wine Region

Trentino Wine Region

Trentodoc is the first Sparkling wine D.O.C. in Italy and the second Metodo Classico designation in the world after the Champagne wine region of France. Today this area has 40 producers and more than 100 wines that denote the Trentodoc designation.

Dolomite Mountains and Lake Garda

Dolomite Mountains and Lake Garda

This very special wine region whose vineyards are located high in the hills at the base of the Dolomite mountains is also situated nearby the moderating influences of Lake Garda. The Trentodoc has warm days and cool nights receiving maritime influences from the Mediterranean and cool mountain breezes from the Dolomite mountains. The altitude of the Trentodoc vineyards concentrate the fruit and sugar of the grapes and also produce ideal acidity in the grapes for producing Sparkling wines of exceptional quality.

Ferrari Sparkling Wine Bottles

Ferrari Sparkling Wine Bottles

The Ferrari sparkling wines undergo two fermentations, the first results in the expression of terroir and the cuvée or desired blend are created. It is during second fermentation that sugar and yeast are added perlage or bubbles develop in the wine which makes it Sparkling. The cuvée remains cellared in the bottle for a period of two to ten years. Remuage or the daily one-eighth turning of the bottle is a treatment each bottle receives thus migrating the sediment from the lees or dead yeast cells toward the neck of the bottle. This is done in preparation for dégorgement which removes the dead yeast cells. At this time Ferrari winemakers introduce the liqueur d’expédition or the addition of their secret formula. It is this secret formula that defines the style of the wine from any other winery and makes the wines from the Ferrari Winery very special in the world of Sparkling Wine.

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The Tasting Room Presents In The Footsteps Of Norman Maclean Festival

In The Footsteps Of Norman Maclean Festival

In The Footsteps Of Norman Maclean Festival

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of that movie that made Montana famous worldwide, A River Runs Through It. This year is also the 2nd Annual celebration of In The Footsteps Of Norman Maclean Festival, a literary festival, that is hosted by Alpine Artisans. Alpine Artisans is a not-for-profit organization that supports rural education by bringing Arts, Culture, Musical, and Theatrical experiences to rural schools in the Seeley, Swan, and Blackfoot Valleys of Western Montana.

The Story Of The Blackfoot Video

In The Footsteps Of Norman Maclean Festival takes place every other year and has been a huge success thanks to the Alpine Artisans, some of whom I happen to know personally. This organization and its members have a passion for providing arts, culture, music, and education to rural schools in the beautiful Seeley, Swan, and Blackfoot Valleys. These 3 Valleys are home to many multi-generation families whose properties were homesteaded by 3 or 4 generations prior. There are many relative newcomers to this pristine area in Western Montana, many whom are very accomplished and have experienced life, arts, and culture in the major metropolitan areas from which they have relocated to the beauty that is Montana.

The Footsteps Festival is a 3-day event packed with activities culminating in Missoula at The Wilma Theater with a showing of A River Runs Through It. Actor Tom Skerritt, who played Reverend Maclean in the movie A River Runs Through It, Patrick Markey, Producer of the film, and Richard Friedenberg will all be there for the showing of this beloved film.

In The Footsteps Of Norman Maclean Festival 2017 Video

Visit the festival website for details of all three days of activities or download the entire program right here; festival program.

Wine Guy Mike Wine Tasting at the Norman Maclean Festival

Wine Guy Mike Wine Tasting at the Norman Maclean Festival

WineGuyMike will be leading a wine tasting Saturday evening, September 9th, at the historic Double Arrow Resort. This tasting will include a flight of 5 wines selected by Missoula wine expert, Wine Guy Mike, and hors d’oeuvres from the Double Arrow Lodge Executive Chef Clayton. Tickets are available for this outstanding event right here, Wine Tasting Tickets.

Don’t miss this one of a kind special weekend, In The Footsteps Of Norman Maclean.

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The Final Chapter Of Valentine’s Destiny With TRIbella Wine

Rob and Miranda are headed to the Chapel and are going to get married!

Rob and Miranda are headed to the Chapel and are going to get married!

This last Valentine’s Day I wrote an article titled, “Valentine Serendipity From Our Friends At TRIbella.” This was a story of friendship, love, and serendipitous fate that acknowledged the life long friendship of TRIbella inventor Skip Lei and long-time friend and business partner Tom Beehler. This story that received a great deal of attention also paralleled a story of fate, love, and destiny.

The TRIbella wine aerator is for those of us who use and love this must have tool #ThePerfectPour but the ending to this story of love and fate is more than Tom Beehler could have imagined.  If you missed the first part of this story from the previous article I recommend you click on the link above and read that story first.

TRIbella Aerator and Case

TRIbella Aerator and Case

Rob and Miranda are the young man and women that Tom attempted to introduce on three separate occasions, but it never materialized. If you read the previous article you would understand that Rob and Miranda had a meeting of fate, one of true destiny that Tom Beehler could have never imagined.

Tom not only is great when it comes to #ThePerfectPour with the TRIbella aerator but as it turns out Tom has a real knack when it comes to #ThePerfectPairing! Rob and Miranda whom Tom tried his darndest to introduce met all on their own and as destiny has it are engaged to be married.

My friend Tom got it right with TRIbella and life and for that, I am eternally grateful. Why you might ask, well the young lady, Miranda, in this story of love and destiny is my daughter. Her mother and I couldn’t be more pleased to soon have Rob as our son-in-law. As for Tom, he is known in our family circle as the connector of the Universe. Thank you, Tom Beehler!

I hope everyone will enjoy the end of this love story as much as Rob’s family, the Beehler family, and my family have. Cheers to all of you who may be reading this story!

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