Five Champagne Dinner: NICOLAS FEUILLATTE, NATALIE FALMET, MICHEL LORIOT, BRICE

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

My Picks for the Pittsburgh Wine Festival – 12 must-try wines!

Here are my top twelve picks for the Pittsburgh Wine Festival (with comments and table numbers so you can find them!)   Enjoy the Festival!!! 1999 Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Winery:Nicolas Feuillatte Region:Champagne Notes:Vintage Champagne is always worth trying and 1999 was known to be a great vintage. Table 150   2004 Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne Winery:Louis … Continue reading My Picks for the Pittsburgh Wine Festival – 12 must-try wines!

Grapenuts Holiday Big Bubbly Blowout at Braddock’s American Brasserie – it’s official!

After much consideration and preparation – we have finalized the sparkling wines for the Grapenuts Holiday Big Bubbly Blowout at Braddock’s American Brasserie (at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel downtown Pittsburgh, Tuesday December 6, 6-9pm) – the list is below. As a special enticement, the foods will be paired to the sparklers, the bubbles will be flowing … Continue reading Grapenuts Holiday Big Bubbly Blowout at Braddock’s American Brasserie – it’s official!

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

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