Looking for a wine to stand up to burgers and other summer-grill favorites? Try the Carmim Aragones Reguengos 2012 – you may want to buy several to last the remainder of the Grilling Season! First some background: American wine enthusiasts often overlook the wines of Portugal, not for any ill will toward the country (I … Continue reading Bargain Portuguese red blend Carmim Aragones Reguengos 2012
A certain satisfaction always accompanies declaring a Screaming Good Deal – defined as a wine with below $10 price point and above $10 quality. In the case of The Show Chardonnay 2012, satisfaction is clearly warranted. Similar to many other wines at affordable price points, The Show Chardonnay is a wine produced by winemakers and … Continue reading Screaming Good Deal: The Show Chardonnay 2012 at $7.99
With price points just north of my $10 qualification to be a ‘screaming good deal’, these two wines present very solid value to the wine-loving consumer. Beringer Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2012 – The Beringer winery in Napa Valley is an icon of the US wine industry. Founded in 1875, Beringer has operated successfully and … Continue reading Two Tasty Americans – solid value Pennsylvania Chairman’s Selections: Beringer Sauvignon Blanc and Sebastiani Merlot
Bold words but happily uttered…. I had to try this wine the moment I noticed it was for sale. Last year I was fortunate to try the 2001 Anciano Gran Reserva Tempranillo (aged 10 years) and found it to be quite a fine and nicely aged wine – and for the money (under $20) it … Continue reading Screaming Good Deal – Best $7.99 red wine in Pennsylvania right now – Anciano Tempranillo Reserva 2004, aged 7 years, from Valdepeñas
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
For our friends in Pennsylvania, be sure to check out the PLCB stores in the next two days. The PA Liquor Control Board is trying a sale for the first time ever! For two days (Thursday and Friday Feb 13, 14), four sparklers will be offered at 25% off their retail price. I hope that … Continue reading First ever PLCB sale!
Fifty people joined us last Friday evening for the Quantum Theatre production of “Madagascar” – One of Quantum Theatre’s unique features is that every production is produced in a new space, almost never a traditional theatre space. And since “Madagascar” is a play set in a Roman hotel room overlooking the Spanish Steps, the fantastic … Continue reading Quantum Theatre “Madagascar” pre-show tasting