AWC Blog

Month: May 2016

Jess’ Pick: Courtault-Tardieux Touraine Pineau d’Aunis Rosé

Jess' Pick: Courtault-Tardieux Touraine Pineau d'Aunis Rosé 2015, $15 I love this rosé for offering something a little bit different. The grape, 'Pineau d'Aunis,' is the current darling of sommeliers, and for good reason. Woefully little is produced, and yet what is available is fresh, nuanced and bright with ruby-red grapefruit, cranberry and delicate minerals.…

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Adam’s Pick: Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosato

Adam's Pick: Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosato 2015, $22 Year in and year out, this rosé from Sicily proves to be one of my favorites. Pale orangey-pink in hue, this rosé is not the delicate stuff of Provençe, but a lip-smacking, mouth-watering wine with flavors of blood orange, raspberry, tarragon and stone. Made from…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule 5/26-5/28

Thursday, 5/26, 6-8pm: Paola of Selected Estates of Europe will pour a fantastic Italian lineup, including a fresh Sicilian white, a plump Sicilian red, a textured Pecorino and a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo! Due to Memorial Day Weekend, we will have no scheduled tastings on Friday, 5/27 and Saturday, 5/28.

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Bubbles That Won’t Break the Bank!

We've got a pretty extensive sparkling wine section that covers a full range of price points and styles. But let's talk about value for a minute. Here's some of our favs that are $50 and under:   *Dibon Cava NV $12- Nice and dry, great for mimosas or just for sipping. *Francois Pinon Vouvray Non…

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Adam’s Pick: Palacio de Canedo Godello Bierzo 2014

Adam's Pick: Palacio de Canedo Godello Bierzo 2014, $15 This is without a doubt one of the best inexpensive wines in the store, and yet it usually doesn't stand a chance when sitting on the shelf next to a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This is, undoubtedly because it is a Godello, and no one knows…

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Jason’s Pick: Albert Mann Pinot Gris Rosenberg 2014

Jason's Pick: Albert Mann Pinot Gris Rosenberg 2014, $25 Based in Wettolsheim, about 20km south of Ribeauville, Albert Mann sits firmly in the top rank of Alsace producers. The quality of wines from here is always incredibly consistent, but at the same time has been on a constant upward curve; a fact that must be…

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Weekly Tasting Schedule 5/18-5/21

Wednesday, 5/18, 6-8pm: Surprise whisky tasting with Wigle! Come try three fantastic spirits, including a delicious Wheat Whiskey, a Ginger Whiskey that packs a punch, and a beautiful Absinthe, all organic and all from the best distillery in Pittsburgh! Thursday, 5/19, 6-8pm:  Jason from Vias will be pouring some favorites, including our great value Merlot…

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