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!
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
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
One look at the bell-shaped bottle of Codorniu Brut Reserva Cuvee Raventos NV, and you are led to believe this is a sophisticated sparkler. Indeed the appearance is one of a more expensive product than the sale price of $9.99 in Pennsylvania State Stores. At first pour, the Cava’s color is light and golden with … Continue reading Codorniu Brut Reserva Cuvee Raventos NV
Below are two wines that will be featured by-the-glass at next week’s Braddock’s American Brasserie Tuesday Tasting (located at the Renaissance Hotel downtown Pittsburgh). I will review and discuss two wines every Tuesday – all people and opinions are welcome – should be fun! The Murphy Goode Sonoma Chardonnay is a rich gold color with … Continue reading Two wines for Jack’s Tuesday November 2nd Tasting at Braddock’s