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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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Happy Grenache Day to you all !!!

Some people complain that ‘there is a holiday for everything’ nowadays – but I think a holiday and a celebration is a wonderful thing – any time at all.    In this case, a group called the Grenache Symposium (their mission: … 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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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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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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Domaine Paul Autard Cotes-du-Rhone 2009

Jean-Paul Autard http://www.paulautard.com is not an old man, but he has a wealth of wine-making experience since taking over the family wine operation at age 17.   This domaine produces a range of wines including many award winning, highly sought after … Continue reading

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International Wines and Cheeses

After several wine and cheese cruises along Pittsburgh’s three rivers (for those unfamiliar, the rivers are: Allegheny, Monongahela and the Ohio), there is no waning of interest.  To stoke the enthusiasm even more, our cheese expert David Bennett (I refer … Continue reading

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WPSU Wine Festival & Celebration – State College September 19th

When Pittsburghers think about driving a couple of hours to a wine event, many might be think ‘why bother’, since the State of Pennsylvania is known to have generally similar choices at all the state owned wine shops across the … Continue reading

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