As weather turns chilly and leaves turn colors, much of what we eat turns toward warm, savory autumn meals and wine-enthusiasts’ thoughts often turn to warm and approachable Rhone style red wines. Paired with hearty stews, and game night chili, the so-called “Rhone Varietals” are a solid red wine choice for the season’s cuisine. Indeed … Continue reading Autumn reds for autumn foods – Rhone always delivers!
Despite the (never ending) wintry weather – everyone showed up last evening to learn about some South American wines at Chef Kate Romane’s e2 Restaurant (www.e2pgh.com). Our go-to staffers (Adam and Will) were ready for us, but we got extra help from attendees Kate, Lee, and Susan who helped get the tables arranged and ready … Continue reading South American Wines at e2 Restaurant
Our Bordeaux tasting/dinner at e2 (www.e2pgh.com) was certainly tasty and instructive – so we are moving forward to our next region where we will dive into some interesting wines of the Rhone region. We will taste and discuss the wines as a group, and then finish with a dinner to see how they stand up … Continue reading Next up: Rhone Tasting!
Another beautiful evening was spent with the nice folks at Marty’s Market – Regina and her Chef Steve and their entire crew made us feel welcome yet again with some great food. And as always, the mixture of food, wine, and energized people made for a memorable experience. Especially nice to see some new faces … Continue reading Australian Wine and Food (and Cheese) at Marty’s Market
We are all excited about our wine and menu for our upcoming “OTG Women Wine Dinner” http://www.off-the-grid.ws . Graciously hosted at e2 (www.e2pgh.com ) by chef/owner Kate Romane – the combination of tasty menu and delicious wines caused this event to sell out quickly. Menu and wine accompaniment are as follows: 1st Course: anti pasta … Continue reading Women Wine Dinner
Another Wine and Cheese event at Marty’s Market (http://martysmarket.com/), another sold out crowd – even had an active waitlist for this event! Given the tasty wine and cheese line-up combined with Marty’s Market’s gracious accommodation; I am not surprised this was a popular event. The friendly and engaging atmosphere was typified by the quick offer … Continue reading Wine and Cheese Iberian Style – Tasty Stuff!
Every now and then, I get the urge to do something a little crazy – fortunately I am generally risk-averse, so my occasional craziness rarely ends in fisticuffs or embarrassment for my family. Recently, I have run across a number of instances in which a hotel or restaurant or event boasted a “Champagne Reception”, or … Continue reading Five Champagne Dinner: NICOLAS FEUILLATTE, NATALIE FALMET, MICHEL LORIOT, BRICE
So far as I am aware, there has been no other tasting in the world that combined the film “Bottleshock”, an actor guest (Hal B. Klein who played “Shenky” in the film), a history lesson (guest Elizabeth Downer was a member of the Academie du Vin in Paris, and knows Steve Spurrier, played by Alan … Continue reading The “Judgment of Pittsburgh” – one of a kind tasting event!!
Cordier’s Chateau Andron 2009 has a lot going for it. It is from the highly respected Medoc region within Bordeaux AND this vintage is considered by many to be one of the best in memory! Bordeaux wines are some of the most famous in the world, and pricing can be very high – indeed some … Continue reading Cordier Chateau Andron Medoc 2009 Bordeaux
6pm-Formal Tasting with Dinner, 7pm-Bar Join me welcoming Pedro Lopes Vieira to Legume Bistro for a formal tasting at 6pm followed by a casual visit in the bar at 7pm. In the past few years, Esporao’s Wines, have amassed a huge list of high scores and best value awards, including two Best Value ratings and … Continue reading Esporao Tasting at Legume Bistro 7May12 (with Pedro Lopes Vieira)