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Not the Usual Suspects (Pittsburgh #68)

Author acorelli
Registered User
#1  Posted: Mar 11, 2019 15:04  

Hello -

Looking at June 15th (or 14th, if that is preferred) for a gathering. As usual when I put something together, the price will be moderate (if not downright cheap). I have a couple of places in mind, which I will pursue once the date is solid.

I hope to see some off-the-beaten path wines, a roughly equal number of whites and reds. For the whites, the theme will be defined by what is excluded:

No Chardonnay
No Riesling
No Sauvignon Blanc
No Pinot Grigio
No France
No California
No Australia/New Zealand

For the reds, since Big Red recently had a Big Red tasting, this will be a Small Red tasting - light-bodied reds. Hoping for a nice selection of Freisa, Grignolino, Gamay, Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Cinsault, etc...

Let me know which dates are good!
Author Mark
#2  Posted: Mar 12, 2019 09:44  

Unfortunately I'll be away those days and cannot partake.

Probably just as good as I do not have any "conforming" whites - after you exclude France, California, Pinot Gris/gio, and Riesling, I'm left with, uhhh, nothing.

No wait! I have a Muscato from Italy! 5% ABV!

But again, sorry I'll miss it.
Author acorelli
Registered User
#3  Posted: Mar 12, 2019 16:21  

If you don't have any conforming whites, then it would have been a very useful tasting for you! Sorry you will miss it - and we will miss you.
Author jlburd
#4  Posted: Mar 13, 2019 13:59  

How about a Chardonnay blend that is definitely non-conforming, say from Friuli?
Author acorelli
Registered User
#5  Posted: Mar 13, 2019 17:57  

If it's not straight Chardonnay - sure!
Author bigred
#6  Posted: Mar 13, 2019 18:19 | Edited by: bigred  

Mrs Bigred and I should be good for that weekend. This is going to take some thoughtful planning on selection...
Author Tantore
Registered User
#7  Posted: Mar 19, 2019 10:51  

I should be good
Author J2K
#8  Posted: Mar 20, 2019 18:20  

So far away but lock me in for 2
Author acorelli
Registered User
#9  Posted: Mar 22, 2019 17:30  

I can tell you a little more about the dinner:

Saturday, June 15th, 7:00pm

S&D Polish Deli in the Strip (2204 Penn Avenue, 15222).

We will have the place to ourselves.

There will be a fixed menu.

You definitely want to bring your own wine glasses...

Looking to have a group of 16.
Author bigred
#10  Posted: Yesterday, 22:41  

Would be ok then to bring 2 guests?
Author acorelli
Registered User
#11  Posted: Today, 10:52  

Sure. Current count, if I understand people's intentions correctly, is:

acorelli 2

J2K 2

jburd 2

tantore 1

bigred 4

wineboss 2?

I can easily bring in friends to get the number up, if there are no more PaWineTalkers who "sign on"
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