Monthly Archives: September 2010

Portuguese wine experience…

A few days in Lisbon is all it takes to convince anyone that Portugal is indeed a distinct and different country than the rest of Europe.   From a wine perspective Portugal is especially blessed with a broad variety of native … Continue reading

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Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007 – Big Wine!

This wine is not at all small.   The 2007 Southern Rhone vintage was a big one across the board and this wine is no exception.   The exceptional aspect of this wine is the value to the consumer at this price … Continue reading

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International Wines and Cheeses

After several wine and cheese cruises along Pittsburgh’s three rivers (for those unfamiliar, the rivers are: Allegheny, Monongahela and the Ohio), there is no waning of interest.  To stoke the enthusiasm even more, our cheese expert David Bennett (I refer … Continue reading

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South American wine and Argentine Food River Cruise

A full river boat on a hot evening turned into a cool event.   Local Argentine Caterer “La Mendocina Catering” (http://www.lamendocina.com/) provided flavorful food including grilled vegetables, antipasto and owner Monica Aveni-Ranii’s signature (awesome in my opinion) Argentine Empanadas.  The attendees … Continue reading

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