I pride myself in locating (or constantly trying to locate) high quality wines that deliver good value. Often I feel a certain sense of accomplishment when I locate these wines and share them with others so that everyone can enjoy a quality wine at a good price. In the case of the lovely Seigneurie de … Continue reading Screaming Good Deal – Seigneurie de Peyrat Classique Blanc 2010
In the United States, many Rieslings – especially those from Germany – are expected to be sweet or at least off-dry, because over many years this sweeter style has proved popular to the American Palate. However, despite the popularity of sweeter Riesling styles here, there are a great many dry Riesling wines made in Germany … Continue reading Dry German Riesling from Dr. Loosen: ‘Red Slate’ Riesling Mosel Saar Ruwer Estate 2010
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!
Many people enjoy the grapefruity crispness of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. I do too. But increasing popularity has brought to market seemingly countless New Zealand SauvBlancs with similar but nicely consistent character. This is not a bad thing at all, but for sake of variety, many people have started to seek alternatives to the popular … Continue reading Longview Iron Knob Dry Riesling 2009
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
Australia Day: Australia’s national holiday (sort of like the Aussie 4th of July). Since Australia is celebrating its being a country, I thought I would celebrate the country’s wines… For the past decade or so, Australian wines have gained popularity around the world. However, in recent years the economic downturn, Australian currency strength and keen … Continue reading Celebrate Australia Day with Australian White 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!