Category Archives: The Grapevine

Tune in our monthly publication ‘The Grapevine’ – Written by local legend Wine Guy Mike this gem is jam packed with history, humor, insight and wine information, sans the snob. The Grapevine is also published by the Missoulian in their monthly publication, The Corridor

The Perfect Pairing for Grilled Beef

Bust out the grill, sunshine and nice weather are finally here and those who love to grill are raring to go.  There is nothing tastier than grilled beef that is well paired with the right wine selection. It is very … Continue reading

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Nouveau Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most maligned grapes in modern history.  The very mention of this varietal often begins a stimulating conversation, if not a stirring debate.  Bullied and stereotyped for the last decade, chardonnay has fallen from grace; yet … Continue reading

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A Night at the Siena Tavern

It was my distinct pleasure to recently interview America’s top celebrity chef Fabio Viviani.  Top Chef is a reality competition on Bravo TV that features chefs from around the country aspiring to be crowned “Top Chef”.  While Vivani did not … Continue reading

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State of Grape

To understand the State Of The Grape one must first realize where it all began.  Over the course of the last four decades wine has been reinvented many times.  This is due in great part to the insatiable palate of … Continue reading

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The Grapevine – The Big Reds of Piedmont

Some of Italy’s best red wines are produced in Piedmont.  Most of the regions grapes are grown on the hillsides of small family estates.  This mountainous and landlocked region is known for big bold red wines. Piedmont, in Italian means … Continue reading

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The Grapevine – Italy’s Finest Bubbly

Established in northern Italy’s Trentino region over a century ago, Ferrari has earned a worldwide reputation as the premier source of luxury Metodo Classico sparkling wines from Italy. The legend of Ferrari began with a man, Giulio Ferrari, and with … Continue reading

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The Grapevine – Tuscany Greats

Italy has been producing wine for 3,000 years and it is said that Italy is not a country, just one gigantic vineyard from the North to South. Tuscany is one of 20 wine producing regions in Italy. Within Tuscany lies … Continue reading

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