Category Archives: wine tasting

Monday Night RAW: A Natural Wine Tasting

Achievement: #54. Wildcard #1

We love a good wine tasting, and Allegheny Wine Mixer threw a fantastic one a couple weeks back. We’re here with the report; check it out. Continue reading

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Wines From Around The World On The Gateway Clipper

Achievement: #29. Gateway Clipper Wine Cruise

From June to October, the Gateway Clipper Fleet hosts a monthly themed wine tasting dinner as it cruises Pittsburgh’s three rivers. We attended June’s dinner, Wines From Around the World. The meal was great and we had a blast learning about wines from South Africa, Portugal, and Greece; give this event a try! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: Touring The Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Achievement: #90. Lompoc Wine Ghetto

We continue our California excursion with a brief tour of a fun, wine-filled locale: the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, an industrial park that is chock-full of top-notch tasting rooms. We only got to a small sampling, so take a look and then plot your own trek! Continue reading

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We Pour Our Hearts Out For Poros

Achievement: #2. Octopus 5 Ways | #3. 5 New Restaurants

We continue our mini-tour of new places in Pittsburgh with another less-than-a-year-old spot: Poros in downtown Pittsburgh’s Market Square. Go read, work up an appetite, and get yourself a reservation. Continue reading

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A Tour Of Zin Country In Paso Robles

Achievement: #35. Paso Robles Wine Tour

Better late than never, we (and surely millions of others) say! Halfway between our last trip to California and our next one, here’s a small tour of some of the tasting rooms out in Paso Robles, CA! Continue reading

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In Which We Tour The Locations Featured In “Sideways”

Achievement: #32. California Sideways Tour

Are you a wine loving movie nerd like Fox and I? Then perhaps you’d like to take a trip like ours, in which we tried the wines at every tasting room featured in the movie Sideways! Continue reading

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Fine Foods, Fine Booze in Atlantic City

Achievement: #74. Visit Atlantic City

We saved some bucks traveling to Atlantic City via Groupon…and we spent those bucks on booze and terrific meals. Here are some of our top recommendations to visit. Continue reading

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Magnificent Meal At The Capital Grille

Achievement: #76. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)

We wrap up our whirlwind of a Restaurant Week with a visit to The Capital Grille, a great spot in downtown Pittsburgh. We had a downright magical time; check out our report and see if it’s right for you! Continue reading

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We Learn About Wine At A Tastin’ Tuesday With Pete Hanowich

Achievement: #54. Take Mum to a Wine Class

My mum is becoming a bit of a foodie-in-training, and I’m proud to say she’s also becoming a wine-fan in training! This year, we wanted my mum to join us for one of Pete Hanowich’s Tastin’ Tuesday wine classes down at Station Square. Continue reading

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Dave Matthews Band At Alpine Valley

Achievement: #77. See DMB at Least Twice

It’s no secret that we’re crazy about our Dave Matthews Band shows, and this year, we re-visited our 2010 Achievement of planning to see them at least twice. As it turned out, we got to attend 4 shows on the … Continue reading

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