Another beautiful evening was spent with the nice folks at Marty’s Market – Regina and her Chef Steve and their entire crew made us feel welcome yet again with some great food. And as always, the mixture of food, wine, and energized people made for a memorable experience. Especially nice to see some new faces … Continue reading Australian Wine and Food (and Cheese) at Marty’s Market
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
Australia Day Wines! Continue reading Australia Day Wines!