Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ca’Stella Pinot Grigio, Friuli Italy 2009

Ca’Stella Pinot Grigio, Friuli Italy 2009 ($13) – Hailing from Italy’s most North-East Region of Friuli, an area well known for white wines, this affordable Pinot Grigio embodies everything I look for and expect in an Italian Pinot Grigio – … Continue reading

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Tenuta del Priore, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 2008 DOC

Tenuta del Priore, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 2008 DOC ($13)  This red wine from the red clay soils of Central Italy’s Eastern Abruzzo region flows into the glass with strong dark red color, the nose expresses some red and dark fruit aromas.   … Continue reading

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Wine events week of 28Mar11 (Braddock’s and Squonk Opera)

Tuesday Tasting 530-730p Braddock’s (Renaissance downtown Pgh) $5 per glass – incredible value! (look’em up if you want!)   White – Erath Oregon Pinot Gris 2008   Red – Chateau Souverain Alexander Valley Cabernet 2007 Wednesday 6-8p Squonk Opera “Behind the Mayhem” exclusive … Continue reading

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Wine events this week 21Mar11…

Kathryn Hall bottle signing – Tuesday 4-6pm East Side Wine & Spirits Store (Penn Circle South near Whole Foods)   If you are a fan of California Wines (I am) – here is an opportunity to meet Kathryn Hall, proprietor of … Continue reading

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Wines for French Happy Hour this Wednesday 16Mar11

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 … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tasting at Braddock’s 15Mar11

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 … Continue reading

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American Syrah – 2009 Tensley Santa Barbara County Syrah

The wine makers around Santa Barbara gained ’mindshare’ with the general public after the movie “Sideways” depicted its main characters rolling from one winery to another in search of the finest wine offerings. This attention gave the region instant celebrity … Continue reading

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