Tag Archives: Bordeaux

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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Grapenuts Famous Five n Dime – All French/Bridge Ten Brasserie/”Jack-Challenge”

As we look forward to our Wednesday June 26 “Grapenuts Famous Five n Dime Happy Hour” (and “Jack-Challenge” at Dave Desimone’s Bridge Ten Brasserie, excitement is building as the choices are high value and quite tasty – I think they … 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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Casbah and Chateau des Leotins 2009 = Great Restaurant Value

Restaurant wine lists are often intimidating and expensive.  Coupled with a the often snooty Sommelier, the common American restaurant wine experience can easily result in a fast order of beer or mixed drink just to avoid the difficulty and expense … Continue reading

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Affordable Bordeaux in Pennsylvania!!!

Affordable Bordeaux actually exists!   This would seem a surprise during the current era when huge media attention is given to the steep annual price increases – driven, to a great extent, by Asian wealth discovering a taste for the most … Continue reading

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Taste and Learn Wine Tasting

Special Taste and Learn Wine Tasting this week at Braddock’s – Six Reds and Five Whites all offered by the glass only this Tuesday – each wine is distinct and different and each has a story that you can learn … Continue reading

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June Tuesday Tastings – great European Variety!

Braddock’s American Brasserie at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel has agreed to carry these wines just for our tastings each Tuesday of June from 530pm-730pm – check out the great and interesting variety of European Wines! Tuesday June 7 – These … Continue reading

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Chateau Tour de Rodet Graves 2009 Bordeaux

The Bordeaux region of Graves is located south and east of the best known Bordeaux regions.   Graves soils include a great deal of ice-age glacial alluvial gravels, so much so as to prompt the region to named after them.   It … 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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Celebrate Australia Day with Australian Red Wines

As mentioned in the previous piece on Australian White Wine suggestions – below are some suggestions for currently available Australian Red Wine.   With Australia Day (on January 26th, the Australian equivalent of the US 4th of July) right around the … Continue reading

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