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All Things Bubbly, Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Cava, Cremant, And Prosecco For Valentine’s Day

Today in The Tasting Room; All Things Bubbly, Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Cava, Cremant, And Prosecco For Valentine’s Day.

Wine Guy Mike Valentine's Day Event Desserts

Wine Guy Mike Valentine’s Day Event Desserts

On today’s show in The Tasting Room Wine Guy Mike discussed all things bubbly for Valentine’s Day coming up this week. Here are a few Sparkling wines that offer great value and will make your Valentine’s Day celebration special.

*You must be 21 years of age to purchase or pickup wine orders!

La Maschera Prosecco

La Maschera Prosecco

Cleto Chiarli Blanc De Blancs

Cleto Chiarli Blanc De Blancs

Gran Gesta Cava Brut Reserva

Gran Gesta Cava Brut Reserva

Louis Bouillot Perle d’Aurore Rosé Brut

Louis Bouillot Perle d’Aurore Rosé Brut

Louis De Grenelle Saumur Corail

Louis De Grenelle Saumur Corail

JCB No. 21 Crémant de Bourgogne

JCB No. 21 Crémant de Bourgogne

Tassin Brut Champagne

Tassin Brut Champagne

*Your Sparkling wine order will available for pickup Tuesday evening after work, 02/13/18 or on Wednesday 02/14/18.

*You must be 21 years of age to purchase or pickup wine orders!

Contact WineGuyMike for more information at mike@wineguymike.com or text to 406-370-7162

Happy Valentine’s Day from my table to yours,

The Tasting Room And Wine Guy Mike Presents Orphan Jane

Today in The Tasting Room Wine Guy Mike presents Orphan Jane and The Traveling Everything Show. Once in a while, you coming across something when you are surfing the internet that gets your attention. This happened to me, it was captivating and I continued to look until it became so interesting I had to go to their profile to read their profile. It was the Orphan Jane Instagram page and when I began to read it something jumped off the page. You see this band of Gypsie Noir and Cabaret performers, who in their own right are outstanding musicians, all have stage names and personalities which make them one of the most interesting alternative music groups today but what caught my attention was “Montana Slim.”

Orphan Jane and The Traveling Everything Show

Orphan Jane and The Traveling Everything Show

There is no coincidence and what happened next is what we hear people refer to as “Six Degrees of Separation.” The music that defines my life and age sounds old to me, especially when I hear it playing in the background of the elevator I am riding in. My requirement of musical respect is this, whether I like the music or not, the musicians have to be skilled with their instrument. I may or may not personally like the music but if the individual or band is skilled with their instruments I respect what they do. In my not so humble opinion, there is a lot of Pop Music that has risen to the top of various music charts due to savvy social marketing and not necessarily the quality of music they produce.

I have been so taken by the Orphan Jane band, they have something very special. Their music is both visual and an auditory pleasure not to mention they are outstanding musicians. As it would happen Montana Slim spent a good deal of his life growing up in Montana and yes he is a tall drink of water. Tim Cluff or better known as Montana Slim grew up about 15 minutes down the road from the place I call home in Missoula, Montana. I had wondered if my friend who is half a lifetime younger than myself and is a music junkie had ever heard of this unique band named Orphan Jane? She was quick to respond informing me the Tim Cluff was a childhood schoolmate who had moved to New York and was in the band.  She was equally inquisitive about how I, the old dude, knew about this group Orhan Jane. She was impressed that Orphan Jane and I connected via Instagram, this is never a bad thing when you are the old dude and you get a little cred from the hipster generation, right?

The Tasting Room is a weekly radio show, it is Wine Guy Mike’s latest media broadcast endeavor and I was so captivated by Orphan Jane that I reached out to invite them to be interviewed on this week’s show. The world and I are going to learn all about Orphan Jane, the name, the show, the inspiration for this Traveling Everything Show. I can tell you this they are a fresh breath of entertainment that will satisfy the visual and auditory desires of the most decerning.

What I do know is this:

Orphan Jane was formed in late 2011 by eccentric jazz guitarist Dave Zydallis with longtime friend and collaborator, bassist Robert Desjardins. Under the false pretense of joining a Brechtian, 40’s throwback, Kurt Weill tribute band, Dave and Bob conned Jessica Underwood and Tim Cluff into attending their rehearsals. After chatting about Kurt Weill for two minutes, the band started writing original material and hasn’t looked back since!

Trumpeteer Caitlin Featherstone joined Orphan Jane in 2015. The band took pity on her after she hounded them relentlessly throughout the NYC dive bar circuit for several months.

Orphan Jane Band

Orphan Jane Band

The Band

Orphan Jane is circus tents and gypsies, traditional blues and vaudeville, a dear friend of whom you’re just a little afraid. Like a drink cut with sharp mandolin, wheezing accordion and a plaintive trumpet, chased by the driving lines of a standup bass. A vocalist equal parts Lotte Lenya and Little Mermaid with a band of hooligans growling close behind.

The Girl With No Name: Vocals

Old Man Shorty: Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals

The Gravedigger: Bass

Darla McBean: Trumpet

Montana Slim: Accordion, Vocals

Orphan Jane independently released their debut album A Poke in the Eye in fall of 2014. It was voted Top 50 Albums of the Year by NY Music Daily and the single Mansion Song was acclaimed as one of the best songs of the year. Their sophomore album The Traveling Everything Show was released in 2016. Following an overwhelmingly successful Rockethub Fundraising Campaign in Fall of 2015, Orphan Jane began work on a theater piece based on their original material. For more: Orphan Jane: The Musical!

Orphan Jane were finalists in the 2014 WNYC Battle of the Burroughs. See their performance hereTheir single 1000 Little Girls was selected by B&H Photo to have a music video made, directed by Bruce Dorn in association with Canon USA and hosted by the NY Film Academy.

Listen to The Tasting Room every Sunday from 12:00pm-1:00pm Mountain Time streaming live worldwide at;   http://1055kfgm.org/ Missoula Comunity Radio

Don’t miss today’s show that is guaranteed to be more fun than should be legal! It’s what we do in The Tasting Room.

From my table to yours,

SPARKLING WINE FOR THE VALENTINE WITH WINE GUY MIKE!

SPARKLING WINE FOR THE VALENTINE WITH WINE GUY MIKE! Join WineGuyMike for an evening of fun tasting new Sparkling wines. Delicious dessert appetizers presented by Scratch Catering.

Happy Valentines's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Wine Guy Mike will be presenting a flight of 5 exceptional Sparkling wines and delectable Valentine Desserts.

February 08, 2018 6:30pm-9: 00pm at Katie O’Keefe’s 2100 Stephens Ave, Missoula, Montana 59801

Purchase Tickets Now 

Tickets are available by contacting WineGuyMike at 406.370.7162 or email mike@wineguymike.com – tickets are $35.00 each, space is limited and must be reserved no later than 02/05/2018.

Get ready for your Valentine celebration tasting Sparkling Wines with WineGuyMike

Get ready for your Valentine celebration tasting Sparkling Wines with WineGuyMike

From my table to yours,

Toys For Tots Wine Tasting Benefit

This is our annual Toys For Tots Holiday Wine Tasting for a cause. ABC Fox Montana’s Sarah Gravlee will be co-hosting with WineGuyMike as we come together for an evening of fun and a great cause. Gifts for Young Teenagers are what is needed to help this year, Science or Art kits are wonderful gifts for the Young Teens to receive. Donations are welcome also as Toys For Tots purchasing power is greater than ours.

Toys For Tots Wine Tasting Benefit

Toys For Tots Wine Tasting Benefit

Join Wine Guy Mike for an evening of Wine, Food, and Feel Good! Experience a flight of 5 wines of exceptional character, world-class charcuterie (cured meats), and cheese selections. There will be a dessert treat too whether you have been naughty or nice.

December 14th, 2017 from 6:30pm-9:30pm

Katie O’Keefe’s 2100 Stephens Ave, Missoula, Montana 59801 Tickets are available to purchase now and you must be 21 years of age.

Or by contacting WineGuyMike at 406.370.7162 or email mike@wineguymike.comtickets are $35.00 each, space is limited and must be reserved by 12/13/2017.

From my table to yours,

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

From my table to yours,

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

 

From my table to yours,

 

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

 

 

From my table to yours,