Category Archives: Food

South American Wines at e2 Restaurant

Despite the (never ending) wintry weather – everyone showed up last evening to learn about some South American wines at Chef Kate Romane’s e2 Restaurant (www.e2pgh.com).   Our go-to staffers (Adam and Will) were ready for us, but we got extra … Continue reading

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Next up: Rhone Tasting!

Our Bordeaux tasting/dinner at e2 (www.e2pgh.com) was certainly tasty and instructive – so we are moving forward to our next region where we will dive into some interesting wines of the Rhone region.   We will taste and discuss the wines … Continue reading

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Australian Wine and Food (and Cheese) at Marty’s Market

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, … Continue reading

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Women Wine Dinner

We are all excited about our wine and menu for our upcoming “OTG Women Wine Dinner” http://www.off-the-grid.ws .   Graciously hosted at e2 (www.e2pgh.com ) by chef/owner Kate Romane – the combination of tasty menu and delicious wines caused this event … Continue reading

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Wine and Cheese Iberian Style – Tasty Stuff!

Another Wine and Cheese event at Marty’s Market (http://martysmarket.com/), another sold out crowd – even had an active waitlist for this event!   Given the tasty wine and cheese line-up combined with Marty’s Market’s gracious accommodation; I am not surprised this … Continue reading

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Five Champagne Dinner: NICOLAS FEUILLATTE, NATALIE FALMET, MICHEL LORIOT, BRICE

Every now and then, I get the urge to do something a little crazy – fortunately I am generally risk-averse, so my occasional craziness rarely ends in fisticuffs or embarrassment for my family. Recently, I have run across a number … Continue reading

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The “Judgment of Pittsburgh” – one of a kind tasting event!!

So far as I am aware, there has been no other tasting in the world that combined the film “Bottleshock”, an actor guest (Hal B. Klein who played “Shenky” in the film), a history lesson (guest Elizabeth Downer was a … Continue reading

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Cordier Chateau Andron Medoc 2009 Bordeaux

Cordier’s Chateau Andron 2009 has a lot going for it.   It is from the highly respected Medoc region within Bordeaux AND this vintage is considered by many to be one of the best in memory!   Bordeaux wines are some of … Continue reading

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Esporao Tasting at Legume Bistro 7May12 (with Pedro Lopes Vieira)

6pm-Formal Tasting with Dinner, 7pm-Bar Join me welcoming Pedro Lopes Vieira to Legume Bistro for a formal tasting at 6pm followed by a casual visit in the bar at 7pm. In the past few years, Esporao’s Wines, have amassed a … Continue reading

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Screaming Good Deal – Seigneurie de Peyrat Classique Blanc 2010

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 … Continue reading

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