Tag Archives: Champagne

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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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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My Picks for the Pittsburgh Wine Festival – 12 must-try wines!

Here are my top twelve picks for the Pittsburgh Wine Festival (with comments and table numbers so you can find them!)   Enjoy the Festival!!! 1999 Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Winery:Nicolas Feuillatte Region:Champagne Notes:Vintage Champagne is always worth trying and 1999 was … Continue reading

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Grapenuts Holiday Big Bubbly Blowout at Braddock’s American Brasserie – it’s official!

After much consideration and preparation – we have finalized the sparkling wines for the Grapenuts Holiday Big Bubbly Blowout at Braddock’s American Brasserie (at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel downtown Pittsburgh, Tuesday December 6, 6-9pm) – the list is below. As a … Continue reading

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Two Ohio Wine Shops – House Wine and Colonial Wine and Beverage

On a recent trip to Ohio, I visited two very well run wine stores with vastly different personalities.   The first shop, in the beautiful early 1800s era town of Worthington, Ohio which serves as a northern suburb of Columbus, is … Continue reading

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Wine and Cheese – Great Combinations!

Just back from another fun Wine and Cheese Cruise – had some very interesting wine and cheese combinations with a diverse and interesting group of people.  The Spanish Cava and Fluer Verte was a wonderful surprise and the Shiraz and … Continue reading

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Grapenuts Bubbly Blowout Dec 1st 2010

We love seeking the best sparklers for our holiday party at the Renaissance Hotel (530p-9p) in downtown Pittsburgh, what fun we will have with this bubbly line up from around the world!    This event is open to the public, all … Continue reading

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Three wines for Jack’s Tuesday November 16th Tasting at Braddock’s

Below are three wines that will be featured by-the-glass at next week’s Braddock’s American Brasserie Tuesday Tasting for only $5 per glass (located at the Renaissance Hotel downtown Pittsburgh).  I will review and discuss new wines every Tuesday – all people … Continue reading

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