Category Archives: Wine

Non-Profit Tuesday: The Max Wave

Every Tuesday we partner with a different non-profit organization in our community and donate 15% of our evening’s sales to their cause. Join us for these special nights and learn more about the wonderful work that is going on in Missoula!

The Max Wave, a project born out of a desire to honor Max Lentz, a 2007 graduate of Hellgate High School who died in a kayaking accident, will transform and enhance a degraded section of the Clark Fork River. With a focus on river safety and river access, the Max Wave team is designing a memorial that will create fun, recreational opportunities along the banks of the Clark Fork throughout downtown Missoula.

Future Site of the Max Wave.

We are proud to  partner with the Max Wave in their mission of increasing access to the beautiful river that flows through Missoula.
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Public Class: Beer v. Wine!

Beer vs. Wine (Or how we learned to stop choosing and love them both!)   When: Monday April 27th, 2015 at 5:30pm Where: Caffe Dolce 500 Brooks St. Missoula What: Public Class Featuring: Big Sky Brewery beer and the wine of Caffe Dolce Who: 25 people, call to reserve your spot, 406-830-3055 x3     PleaseContinue Reading

Staff Pairing: Occhipinti il Frappato + Branzini

 Occhipinti iL Frappato & Branzini A taste of Sicily: Explore this beautiful pairing with Wine Director Jerod Peitsmeyer and Chef Andrew Martin… Branzino (pl. Branzini) is just one of many names given to the European sea bass. In Greece, for instance, this delicious fish is called Lavriki. The fish is so special that the wordContinue Reading

Public Wine Class: Barolo vs Brunello

We are so pleased to offer our second public wine class of 2015 next week. Barolo vs Brunello Monday March 16th at 5:30pm (Photo by Eugen Naiman/Flickr Creative Commons) When we think of the most iconic Italian wine, we picture sweeping hills, terraced vineyards, the bounce and lilt of spoken Italian, and an other-worldly cuisine; allContinue Reading

Staff Pairing: Ambyth Rose + Duck Salad

**Every week our staff tastes different dishes and wines on our current dinner menu and chooses an outstanding pairing that we can’t get enough of.  Come try them with us!** Ambyth Rose + Duck Salad There are a handful of new-world wines that move us from our old world absolutism. The Ambyth Estate Rosé is one.Continue Reading

Wine Tasting: The Magic of Pairing

You’ve been asking and waiting for it, and now it’s here!  Please join Wine Director, Jerod Peitsmeyer, and Assistant Wine Director, Madison Unsworth for a detailed and educational look into the process and adventure of how Caffe Dolce finds and pairs wine with our fare. This tasting takes inspiration from our staff wine tastings and will focusContinue Reading

The Return of Le Ragnaie

There is perhaps no other winery that aligns more closely with our palates and philosophies as our perennial favorite Tuscan producer, Le Ragnaie. Their wines speak for themselves with a bounty of grace, nuance, restraint, power, and their ability to transport our hearts and minds to the beautiful hill of Montalcino. Riccardo, the wine-maker is our dear friend, as isContinue Reading

Burgundy: The Queen of White Wine

There are a few wines that could drive me to madness. The white wines of Burgundy are firmly in this category. There is no place on the planet that can elevate chardonnay to the heights that the soils, climate, and traditions of Burgundy can accomplish. When I hear someone state that they “don’t like chardonnay”,Continue Reading

Room for Dessert

Dessert is literally a chance to add a sweet moment to life. Like everything we pursue at Dolce, our quest with dessert is to come up with things that are astonishingly good – and satisfy the sweet spot to perfection. This fall, we’ve got some gems for you. Goat Cheese Cheesecake: Blood orange syrup and supremes,Continue Reading

Don’t miss these new reds…

Our wine list at the Caffe Dolce changes almost constantly.  We have never been good at sitting still, or letting our menus/lists do the same. There is just too much out there that should be tasted. TONIGHT there are three new reds hitting our glass pour list, and we’re eager for you to try them.Continue Reading