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Don’t Forget the Montevina Terra d’Oro Wine Dinner

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Kick off August by joining us for our Montevina Terra d’Oro Wine Dinner on Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 P.M.!

Wine figuresEnjoy a sampling straight from Amador County, California – a region known for its unique “Shenandoah spice.”

  • Montevina California Pinot Grigio’12
  • Terra D’oro Amador County Barbera’10
  • Terra D’oro Amador County Sangiovese’10
  • Terra D’oro Amador County Zinfandel’10
  • Terra D’oro Amador County “Deaver Ranch” Zinfandel’11
  • Terra D’oro Sierra Foothills Moscato’11

Executive Chef Simon DeJohn prepared a special menu to compliment the wines including Stuffed Prawns, Duck Trio, Wild Mushroom Tart, Veal Medallions with Eggplant, Peppers and Mozzarella, and Raspberry Orange Sabayonne.

Tickets are $89 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity.

We hope to see you there!

Click here to make a reservation.

Wine Guru Talks 2013 Trends

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In an interview with, Ray Isle – executive editor of Food & Wine Magazine – discusses what’s trending this year in grapes and regions in addition to where you can get the most bang for your buck.

Right now, Isle said that Riesling seems to be the wine of the moment. “It’s going gangbusters.” He’s also keeping a look out for what the next Riesling may be. His call is Muscadet. Also hot right now is Beaujolais – especially Cru Beaujolais.

Isle talked about another trend in California called the small producer movement where younger producers are “making unusual grape varieties.”  These varieties “aren’t like the cult Cabernets of the past that sold out,” Isle said. These wines can be shipped, but are much easier to get if you live in California.

Isle’s advice for “bang for your buck” is a wine mostly thought of as extremely high end- Bordeaux. He explains that the affordable Bordeaux varieties never used to be good, but now you can get “some spectacular wines” for $25 per bottle.

Ray_IsleRead the full article here to see what else Ray Isle had to say!

Silver Oak/Twomey Wine Dinner – Oct 17

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Please join us on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. when we welcome Silver Oak and Twomey Ambassador Tom Johnson for a very special Wine Dinner!

Tom has visited The Carlton on many occasions through the years however this will be his farewell dinner in Pittsburgh as he is preparing to retire.  Tom has contributed much to our industry and will be greatly missed.

For wine lovers, the story of Silver Oak is pretty well known! For forty years this winery has dedicated itself exclusively to the production of World Class Cabernet Sauvignon.  Winemaker Daniel Baron joined Silver Oak in 1994 after stints at Bordeaux’s Chateau Petrus and Napa Valley’s Dominus Estate.  Daniel worked side by side with Silver Oak’s Justin Meyer until Justin’s retirement in 2001.  Daniel began making other high end wines at Twomey – a new winery created in 1999.

Twomey is known for their high end Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Pinot Noir.  Please join us for this upscale dinner and give Tom Johnson a great Pittsburgh sendoff and thanks for his years telling the story about the supreme commitment to quality found at Silver Oak and Twomey! We hope to see you here! Click here to view the menu.