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This Week’s Wine Wisdom

Wine Fact 

Many of us enjoy wine for its wonderful tastes and aromas – now it’s time to learn more about wine, so as you drink it, you can also impress friends with your wide range of wine knowledge as well!  Check back every week for a new wine factoid or tip, to help you enjoy your wine to the fullest!

Wine By The Numbers:
One bottle of wine is around 25.6 ounces, or if you like to think in metric terms, 0.75 liters. This is usually considered to be 4 glasses. As a rule of thumb, it takes about 2.4 pounds of grapes (usually 600 to 800 grapes) to produce a bottle of wine!

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Pittsburgh Happenings the Week of June 15

It’s not quite summer yet, but it certainly feels like it!  Here are some great outdoor activities to look forward to in the city this week and some indoor activities too! Pittsburgh Summer

Monday, June 15 – Just Paddle, 5:45 p.m. Kayak Pittsburgh, Downtown

Tuesday, June 16 – Is the Family Business Right For Me? 9 a.m. Heinz Field – Call (412) 648-1711

Tuesday, June 16 – JazzLive Featuring Kevin Howard, 5 p.m. Katz Plaza

Tuesday, June 16 – Craft Beer School, 6:15 p.m. Cabaret at Theater Square

Tuesday, June 16 – Chicken ‘N Ribs Cruise, 7 p.m. Gateway Clipper Fleet Call – (412) 355-7980

Wednesday, June 17 – CityLIVE! The Environment’s Impact on You, 6:30 p.m. New Hazlett Theater

Thursday, June 18 – Market Square Farmers Market, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Market Square

Thursday, June 18 – Lifelinks for Family Caregivers, 12:15 p.m. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Downtown

Thursday, June 18 – Rivers Casino Thursday Noon Concert – This Week: Dan Bubien of the Sun Kings, Noon Market Square

Thursday, June 18 – Entrepreneurial Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Little E’s

Thursday, June 18 – 21 – Pittsburgh Symphony Pops: Marvin Does Motown, Heinz Hall

Friday, June 19 – Kids Play in Market Square – Hats Off to You! 10:3 0 -11:30 a.m. Market Square

Friday, June 19 – Golden Triangle Lunch Cruise, 11:30 a.m. Gateway Clipper Fleet

Friday, June 19 – Market Square Area Walking Tour, Noon Meet under the clock in Market Square

Friday, June 19 – Job Seeker: Technology Your Job Searching Friend, 12:15 p.m. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Downtown (412) 281-5945

Friday, June 19 – Friday Night Salsa, 10 p.m. Cabaret at Theater Square

Smoke and Mirrors Exhibit Open through September 12 SPACE Gallery

Saturday, June 20 – Lift Off to Summer! 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

 Saturday, June 20 – Summer Solstice Party, 11 a.m. National Aviary Call (412) 323-7235

Saturday, June 20 – Saturday Family Picnic Cruise, Noon Gateway Clipper Call (412) 355-7980

Sunday, June 21 – Father’s Day at the National Aviary, 9 a.m. National Aviary

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The Perfect Father’s Day Surprise

Father’s Day is officially a week away and if you’re like the many of us out there who still hasn’t picked out a gift, there is hope!  Bring Dad to The Carlton for a nice meal and and then a night out on the town!  We offer free limo service to all cultural events – any Father would love a limo ride around town – so let us make your Father’s Day extra special this year.

For more ideas for Father’s Day this year, here is a great site filled with quotes, recipes, songs and a lot more to get on your Dad’s good side!