A full river boat on a hot evening turned into a cool event. Local Argentine Caterer “La Mendocina Catering” (http://www.lamendocina.com/) provided flavorful food including grilled vegetables, antipasto and owner Monica Aveni-Ranii’s signature (awesome in my opinion) Argentine Empanadas. The attendees were all passionate about wine and gave great feedback, splitting their favorites evenly between the … Continue reading South American wine and Argentine Food River Cruise
This was good fun with a dynamic crew of nice folk! A private dinner through “Off the Grid” (http://www.off-the-grid.ws/) – a small group of food and wine lovers who, every month or so, get together with a broad-minded chef who is willing to close a restaurant to the public and create a fun evening with … Continue reading Off the Grid Dinner with South American food and wines!
When Pittsburghers think about driving a couple of hours to a wine event, many might be think ‘why bother’, since the State of Pennsylvania is known to have generally similar choices at all the state owned wine shops across the state. But wait – this event looks a little different. For anyone thirsting for wine … Continue reading WPSU Wine Festival & Celebration – State College September 19th
Four French Values from recent Wine and Cheese Cruise Recently a cheese-expert friend of mine, David Bennett, presented an opportunity to pair wines and cheeses, with the additional treat of discussing these pairings as we floated on the river in a fabulous private yacht, watching the sun set against the skyline of Pittsburgh. Who am … Continue reading Four French Values from recent Wine and Cheese Cruise
If you drive north through the northern most vicinity of Napa Valley, a few minutes past Calistoga, you will arrive in the AVA (American Viticultural Area) known as Knights Valley. Although not the most recognized wine region in California, this AVA is considered by many to be a gem in the hills north of Napa. … Continue reading Boutique-style California wines for value-style budget
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