Category Archives: Wine

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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First ever PLCB sale!

For our friends in Pennsylvania, be sure to check out the PLCB stores in the next two days.   The PA Liquor Control Board is trying a sale for the first time ever! For two days (Thursday and Friday Feb 13, … Continue reading

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Quantum Theatre “Madagascar” pre-show tasting

Fifty people joined us last Friday evening for the Quantum Theatre production of “Madagascar” –  One of Quantum Theatre’s unique features is that every production is produced in a new space, almost never a traditional theatre space.    And since “Madagascar” … Continue reading

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Screaming Good Deal: Dopff & Irion “Crustaces” Alsace 2012 !!

Need a white to sip by itself or with light fish dishes?   Here’s a lovely white made from grapes that may be unfamiliar, but the wine packs pleasing juicy flavors with fine balance. Sylvaner is the main grape component for … Continue reading

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Holiday Bubbly Recommendations!

For the past several years I have organized a holiday happy hour for friends and colleagues (especially ‘Grapenuts’ and the private dinner group http://www.off-the-grid.ws).   The ‘Big Bubbly Blowout’ has been a favorite event of mine, but this year, my professional … Continue reading

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Screaming Good Deal – Chateau de Campuget, Le Campuget Blanc 2012

As the season moves toward autumn with holidays on the horizon, I am often asked by friends and colleagues to suggest a ‘party wine’ – something inexpensive, but good.   These are often mutually exclusive terms, but occasionally a wine pops … 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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Bordeaux tasting dinner – Right vs Left Bank

As our seasons migrate from light-hearted Summer to more serious Autumn – I thought the seasonal change warranted a slightly more serious approach to our tasting programs.   While my wine-enthusiast friends in http://www.off-the-grid.ws and Grapenuts will surely let me know … 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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