Monthly Archives: August 2010

Off the Grid Dinner with South American food and wines!

This was good fun with a dynamic crew of nice folk!  A private dinner through “Off the Grid” (http://www.off-the-grid.ws/) – a small group of food and wine lovers who, every month or so, get together with a broad-minded chef who … Continue reading

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WPSU Wine Festival & Celebration – State College September 19th

When Pittsburghers think about driving a couple of hours to a wine event, many might be think ‘why bother’, since the State of Pennsylvania is known to have generally similar choices at all the state owned wine shops across the … Continue reading

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Joseph Droughin Saint Veran 2008

Who doesn’t love a nice Chardonnay???   In this case I am talking about a French White Brugundy, a group which is very close to my heart.   White Burgundies have had very good vintages for the past five years, so no … Continue reading

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Wines and Cheeses from Italy river cruise – Delicioso!

Wow – what fun flavor combinations we had for this Italian-themed cruise – as always, my cheese-expert pal David Bennett chose cheese from the same country as the wines – we tried to obtain traditional, ‘old-world’ style wines to express … Continue reading

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Vive la difference!! Seek wines of all types

In a world where we are told, by the best marketing campaigns, to want more and more of everything, this cultural marketing push has even captured segments of the wine producing world.   The result of this “big is more” approach is … Continue reading

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Spanish Wine and Cheese, great combinations!

Spanish Wine and Cheese combinations I was fortunate to be invited again to participate in a river cruise built specifically around the pairing of wines and cheeses, this time Spanish wines and cheeses.   The event was promoted by Grapenuts (www.grapenuts.org), … Continue reading

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