Wine and Cheese Iberian Style – Tasty Stuff!

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!

Wine events week of 28Mar11 (Braddock’s and Squonk Opera)

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)

A California-style white… from Portugal!

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!