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Spring Chairman’s Selection 2016

I recently attended the Spring Chairman’s Selection wine tasting.  Steve Pollack presented 46 wines, some of which have been already available in the State stores, and some of which are upcoming Chairman’s Selections.  There are a few currently available wines … Continue reading

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San Patrignano

Last week we went to San Patrignano because of its reputation for making some of the best wines in the Emilia-Romagna region.  However, the most interesting part of the visit was learning about the wine makers.  San Patrignano is a … Continue reading

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Bastianich Malvasia

Croatia PLCB Code# 46522   Dry, focused and aromatic, with orchard blossom notes and well-cut layers of star fruit, white peach, stone and melon. A hint of honeycomb flashes on the finish. Drink now through 2015. 1,000 cases made. –AN … Continue reading

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Reasonably Priced Wines

I needed to select some reasonably-priced wines for Matthew and Valdone’s wedding, so we decided to hold a tasting.  We had one for red wines and another for white wines.  All of the wines were tasted blind and rated by … Continue reading

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Santorini Argyros Assyrtiko 2011

$19.99 Santorini, Greece PLCB Code# 46161   The 2011 Assyrtiko is another fine entrant in this vintage from Argyros. The winery thinks it is a terrific vintage for them, and I’d have to agree based on everything I’ve seen. Comparing … Continue reading

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Food and Wine Pairing

You are having serving bouillabaisse for a dinner party and you want to know what wine would go best with it. It is kind of a challenge, because the dish has saffron, shellfish, fish, fennel and tomatoes and the wines … Continue reading

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ORDERING WINE ONLINE

It’s not widely known but many internet wine purveyors will send wine to Pennsylvania addresses.  Most wineries will also send directly to your home or office.  Here are some wine sites with current shipping costs.   www.wineaccess.com  searches multiple online … Continue reading

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Grapefruit White Cosmopolitan

I had this wonderful cocktail at Nine on Ninth and the bartender was nice enough to give me the recipe:   Grapefruit White Cosmopolitan   Absolute Ruby Red       1 ½ oz. Lime                 … Continue reading

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PA Wine Festival 2011

Sharon and Cindy and I went to the PA Wine Festival at Heinz Field.   It was better than the last one I went to a few years ago, and was a better value since we got the tickets for half … Continue reading

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