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Time for Wine

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Sunday is the 4th of July and in honor of Independence day we found a great article about the perfect wine for this occasion on  This perfect wine is Madeira. According to IntoWine Madeira is the wine that was used by the Founding Father’s to Toast the Declaration of Independence.  Also, George Washington drank a pint of Madeira every day for dinner. It is also very convenient because Madeira cannot be harmed by the hot sun and the July heat. IntoWine warns that it is very important to drink TRUE Madeira from the island of Madeira and not confuse it with wines that are made in America for cooking. They recommend the Broadbent 10 year Malmsey Madeira at about $44 a bottle or the Broadbent 5 year Reserve at $25. Once you’ve opened a bottle, it never goes off. It also goes well with any food. Great with hamburgers, even with pickles!” – Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO, Broadbent Selections, San Francisco

The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of May 10th.

Remember, you can always find more events on the Post-Gazette’s Event Calendar as well as the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Calendar.

These are just a few of our favorites!

Discover the Real George Washington: Views from Mt. Vernon. Now until July 18th the Senator John Heinz History Center will serve as the premier venue on a nine-city national tour of Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon. This exhibition features highlights from Mount Vernon’s world-class collection and provides a new perspective on Washington, his achievements and legacies, his family and times, and most importantly, his intellectual pursuits and entrepreneurial ventures.  For more information visit the Heinz History Center.

Time of My Life. You have until this Sunday, May 16th to catch Time of My life at O’Reilly Theatre. When the Strattons meet at their favorite restaurant, they are hoping for a good time. But for playwright Alan Ayckbourn, time is relative – and wildly funny. While parents Gerry and Laura reminisce in the present, son Glyn and his wife are viewed in the future, and son Adam and his girlfriend are seen from the past. Meanwhile, one actor works overtime as the entire restaurant staff. Ultimately, Ayckbourn’s sly comedy suggests that living in the moment is the best time of all. For more information visit Pittsburgh Public Theatre.

Pittsburgh Flea. Pittsburgh Flea in the Strip District will begin April 18th through November 14th. It will be open every Sunday rain or shine from 8 am to 3 pm. This is an Outdoor Flea. Be a Vendor or a Shopper. Enjoy yourself at the Flea.

Parent’s Night Out. Need a date night but don’t know what to do with the kids? The Science Center can help! Have a night on the town while your kids learn AND have fun at the same time! Evenings include pizza, a laser show, an Omnimax film, and tons of time to explore. Drop off your kids at 5 pm, enjoy your evening, then pick them up at 10 pm. (or 11 pm for just $10 more). For kids ages 6–12. $35 member / $40 non-member per child. Call 412.237.1637 to register or visit the Carnegie Science Center.