Australia Day Dinner with Aussie Wines at Cafe Zinho!

Three years running we have celebrated Australia Day with our favorite Portuguese Chef Toni Pais – while he isn’t Australian, he HAS cooked for the Australian Prime Minister, so we feel perfectly comfortable trusting his culinary skills to our humble Oz Day Celebration. The wines were well received and all in attendance virtually beamed after … Continue reading Australia Day Dinner with Aussie Wines at Cafe Zinho!

My Picks for the Pittsburgh Wine Festival – 12 must-try wines!

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!

Wine and Cheese at the Pittsburgh Public Theater Monday, January 30, 2012 6-8pm

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

Four Interesting Australian Wines: Two Chards and Two Shiraz

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