We're leaving early to spend this week's Happiest Hour sipping "Rollergirl Red" at the Missoula Winery.
What you’re drinking: A blend of merlot and cabernet made expressly for the Hellgate Rollergirls and just released by the Missoula Winery last week. Winery owner Frenchie Leiritz says Rollergirl Red isn’t too sweet, because the ladies of the Hellgate League lean more to the spicy side. “It’s a blend that I’ve made to represent the Rollergirls.”
Founding league member Anneke Ayers, aka “Delicious Demon,” designed the Rollergirl Red label, which depicts a horned she-devil with a tail, on skates. She wears fishnets and holds a pitchfork. Leiritz aims to stock retailers like Warden’s and Liquid Planet with Rollergirl Red in the coming weeks. For now, it’s only available at the Missoula Winery Tasting Room. Samples there are free. Bottles are $17. Word is, the league will also sell the wine at bouts.