Looking for a wine to stand up to burgers and other summer-grill favorites? Try the Carmim Aragones Reguengos 2012 – you may want to buy several to last the remainder of the Grilling Season! First some background: American wine enthusiasts often overlook the wines of Portugal, not for any ill will toward the country (I … Continue reading Bargain Portuguese red blend Carmim Aragones Reguengos 2012
Another Wine and Cheese event at Marty’s Market (http://martysmarket.com/), another sold out crowd – even had an active waitlist for this event! Given the tasty wine and cheese line-up combined with Marty’s Market’s gracious accommodation; I am not surprised this was a popular event. The friendly and engaging atmosphere was typified by the quick offer … Continue reading Wine and Cheese Iberian Style – Tasty Stuff!
When I heard that a local restaurant had a full wine list priced at $10 per bottle, but in a market where even mediocre wines can be found selling at 500% of their retail price, I had to assume that a $10 list was an aggressive but temporary promotion trick. What I have learned is … Continue reading Pittsburgh’s Most Aggressively Priced Wine List is at the Union Grill
Braddock’s American Brasserie at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel has agreed to carry these wines just for our tastings each Tuesday of June from 530pm-730pm – check out the great and interesting variety of European Wines! Tuesday June 7 – These two wines were just featured in the wine spectator as “Best Values” in the Wine … Continue reading June Tuesday Tastings – great European Variety!
This is a Special Wine Tasting Opportunity Join Jack Brice and Kelly Wright from Esporao Wines for SIX wines and food matched to the three whites and three reds Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel (downtown Pittsburgh) Esporao’s New York based US Country Manager Kelly Wright will lead us through … Continue reading Esporao Wine Tasting at Renaissance 4 May 2011
Tuesday Tasting 530-730p Braddock’s (Renaissance downtown Pgh) $5 per glass – incredible value! (look’em up if you want!) White – Erath Oregon Pinot Gris 2008 Red – Chateau Souverain Alexander Valley Cabernet 2007 Wednesday 6-8p Squonk Opera “Behind the Mayhem” exclusive preview party! Come to the New Hazlett Theatre to see how Squonk Opera creates the … Continue reading Wine events week of 28Mar11 (Braddock’s and Squonk Opera)
In anticipation of great attendance for this Wednesday’s 5-7pm French Happy Hour at Brasserie 33 – we have chosen four high quality wines to go with the authentic French Happy Hour Menu – here they are: White Chateau Richard Bergerac White Domaine Philemon Gaillac Red Domaine Guicharde Cotes du Rhone Red Chateau Gobert Bordeaux Continue reading Wines for French Happy Hour this Wednesday 16Mar11
Having recently returned from a visit to beautiful Portugal, we thought the best way to give our good friends a taste of our trip was to share food and wine like what we tasted in Portugal! A highlight of our travels was a visit to the Esporao winery, situated in the beautiful golden rolling hills … Continue reading Portuguese Wine Dinner (Featuring Esporao and others)
A few days in Lisbon is all it takes to convince anyone that Portugal is indeed a distinct and different country than the rest of Europe. From a wine perspective Portugal is especially blessed with a broad variety of native grape varietals – all of which are able to be pressed into fine and enjoyable … Continue reading Portuguese wine experience…
A California-style white… from Portugal! What a fascinating wine discovery! The 2008 Dona Ermelinda White (http://www.ermelindafreitas.pt/en/) is a blend of several native and often unfamiliar Portuguese grapes (Fernao Pires, Arinto, Antao Vaz) and 30% very familiar Chardonnay, the grape responsible for white Burgundies and countless world famous white wines from around the globe. The color … Continue reading A California-style white… from Portugal!