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
As we look forward to our Wednesday June 26 “Grapenuts Famous Five n Dime Happy Hour” (and “Jack-Challenge” at Dave Desimone’s Bridge Ten Brasserie, excitement is building as the choices are high value and quite tasty – I think they will all be quite popular. Added to this event is a special drawing to compete … Continue reading Grapenuts Famous Five n Dime – All French/Bridge Ten Brasserie/”Jack-Challenge”
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!!
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!
We are excited to have a fascinating ‘world tour’ wine and cheese tasting with four wines and four cheeses. The Pittsburgh Public Theatrer is dark on Monday, January 30, so we will have the whole place to ourselves. The wine tasting will take place in the lobby space, then Artistic Director Ted Pappas will invite … Continue reading Wine and Cheese at the Pittsburgh Public Theater Monday, January 30, 2012 6-8pm
A perfectly nice bubbly at a fantastic price! What makes this bottle interesting to me is a combination of what it is and what it is not… So let’s start with what it is not: it is not Champagne, but at only $7.99 it is not priced like Champagne which would typically cost $35 for … Continue reading Screaming good deal – Zardetto Private Cuvee NV Italy
Just a quick note about this week’s Tuesday Tasting at Braddock’s (http://www.braddocksrestaurant.com/events/) – we have two high quality Californian wines to taste at a fantastically priced $5 per glass – hope to see you there! White: Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2008 Red: Honig Napa Cabernet 2006 Continue reading Tuesday Tasting at Braddock’s 15Mar11
Despite the horribly cold weather, we are charging ahead with more interesting “Tuesday Tastings” at Braddock’s (http://www.braddocksrestaurant.com/events/). The wines featured this week represent a great opportunity to try wines that would typically not be available to try by the glass or otherwise. For the white wine fans, we get a true value in the Beringer … Continue reading New (old) wines for Tuesday Tasting at Braddock’s 15Feb11
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
Just back from another fun Wine and Cheese Cruise – had some very interesting wine and cheese combinations with a diverse and interesting group of people. The Spanish Cava and Fluer Verte was a wonderful surprise and the Shiraz and King Island “Roaring 40s” Blue was stunning. As the saying goes: “What grows together goes … Continue reading Wine and Cheese – Great Combinations!