Celebrate Australia Day with Australian White Wines

Australia Day: Australia’s national holiday (sort of like the Aussie 4th of July).   Since Australia is celebrating its being a country, I thought I would celebrate the country’s wines…   For the past decade or so, Australian wines have gained popularity around the world.  However, in recent years the economic downturn, Australian currency strength and keen … Continue reading Celebrate Australia Day with Australian White Wines

Two Ohio Wine Shops – House Wine and Colonial Wine and Beverage

On a recent trip to Ohio, I visited two very well run wine stores with vastly different personalities.   The first shop, in the beautiful early 1800s era town of Worthington, Ohio which serves as a northern suburb of Columbus, is called House Wine (http://www.housewine.biz/).   This shop was planned while owner Donnie was in business school, … Continue reading Two Ohio Wine Shops – House Wine and Colonial Wine and Beverage

Four Interesting Australian Wines: Two Chards and Two Shiraz

Here are some notes on the wines we tasted prior to Quantum Theatre’s (http://www.quantumtheatre.com/) brilliant production of “When the rain stops falling” – we tasted some complex wines to match up with the complex production! Wishing Tree Unoaked Chardonnay 2008 – West Australia – Sourced from Western Australia vineyards just outside of Perth (largest city … Continue reading Four Interesting Australian Wines: Two Chards and Two Shiraz

Three wines for Jack’s Tuesday November 16th Tasting at Braddock’s

Below are three wines that will be featured by-the-glass at next week’s Braddock’s American Brasserie Tuesday Tasting for only $5 per glass (located at the Renaissance Hotel downtown Pittsburgh).  I will review and discuss new wines every Tuesday – all people and opinions are welcome – should be fun! Gloria Ferrer’s Sonoma Brut NV is a … Continue reading Three wines for Jack’s Tuesday November 16th Tasting at Braddock’s

Franz Reinhart Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling Kabinett 2009

This Kabinett class German Riesling (we will discuss German wine classifications at a later time), in an attractive tall bottle, with an equally attractive price, should be on your list when seeking a food-friendly wine to share with wine-lovers and others who are typically not enthusiastic for wine. The nose shows strong apple citrus elements … Continue reading Franz Reinhart Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling Kabinett 2009