Affordable Bordeaux actually exists! This would seem a surprise during the current era when huge media attention is given to the steep annual price increases – driven, to a great extent, by Asian wealth discovering a taste for the most significant Bordeaux wines. However, while it is true France’s most famous wine region produces some … Continue reading Affordable Bordeaux in Pennsylvania!!!
Special Taste and Learn Wine Tasting this week at Braddock’s – Six Reds and Five Whites all offered by the glass only this Tuesday – each wine is distinct and different and each has a story that you can learn about and taste! White wines: Ca’Stella Friuli Pinot Grigio – Dona Ermelinda Palmela – Muros Antigos … Continue reading Taste and Learn Wine Tasting
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!
If I didn’t know better I’d think this were a dense and muscular right bank Bordeaux – but it is actually a Haut Medoc (Left Bank) wine that uses a more-common-on-the-right-bank blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine displays trademark Merlot lushness and mouth feel, with big fruit flavors unadulterated by oak … Continue reading Château Haut Beyzac 2009 Bordeaux
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
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
The wine makers around Santa Barbara gained ’mindshare’ with the general public after the movie “Sideways” depicted its main characters rolling from one winery to another in search of the finest wine offerings. This attention gave the region instant celebrity and legitimate respect as a wine region. Of course, there is truth to the statement … Continue reading American Syrah – 2009 Tensley Santa Barbara County Syrah
Some very impressive wines are best enjoyed by themselves – but some wines, when presented with food, actually seem to make both the food and the wine improve and Italian wines are traditionally favorites of the wine+food crowd. Here is a wine that fills the requirement of “must go well with food”. The Ascheri Barbera … Continue reading Need a food wine? Try the Ascheri Barbera D’Alba Fontanelle 2008
As mentioned in the previous piece on Australian White Wine suggestions – below are some suggestions for currently available Australian Red Wine. With Australia Day (on January 26th, the Australian equivalent of the US 4th of July) right around the corner we can all get ready with some great grilled foods (from an outdoor grill … Continue reading Celebrate Australia Day with Australian Red Wines