May 2009

If you’re in the Pittsburgh area the week of May 25th here are a few things you may want to check out.

Downtown Pittsburgh

Downtown Pittsburgh

May 25Beginner Paddles 5:45 p.m. at Kayak Pittsburgh
May 26– Sean Jones 9 p.m. at Little E’s Jazz Club
May 26- Colter Harper 8 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, visit
May 26- 31- PNC Broadway Across America presents, “Spring Awakening” at Heinz Hall, visit
May 26 – June 7- Pittsburgh CLO presents, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Benedum
May 27– Last Days Cafe 5:30 p.m. at New Hazlett Theater, RSVP to:
May 27- Wednesday Wake Up Paddles 6:15 a.m. at Kayak Pittsburgh
May 28- Lifelinks for Family Caregivers 12:15 p.m. at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
May 28- Our Majestic Pipes 12:10 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh (412) 471-3436
May 28- Entrepreneurial Thursday 5:30 p.m. at Little E’s Jazz Club
May 28- June 28– Pittsburgh Public Theater presents, “Harry’s Friendly Service” at O’Reilly Theater, visit
May 29- Grant Street Walking Tour Noon at  Grant Street & Sixth Avenue, visit
May 29- Good Friday Wine Appreciation 5:30 p.m. at the Andy Warhol Museum
May 29- 31- Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros at PNC Park
May 29 Kidsplay presents “Litter Bug” 10:30 a.m. at Market Square
May 30- Beginners Pilates Workshop 11:15 a.m. at Verve Health & Wellness (412) 471-1575
May 30- Sky Blast Paddles 8 p.m. at Kayak Pittsburgh
May 30- Community Open House for African American Culture 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at August Wilson Center
May 30Senator John Heinz History Center presents,“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” exhibit at 10 a.m.

May 31- Harris Theater Presents, “Hunger” Visit for times.
May 31- Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Spring Performance 2 p.m. at the Byham Theate, visit

Our good friends at The Priory Hotel on Pittsburgh’s North Side are launching their first ever Summer Wine Tastings in the Courtyard.  The inaugural event, “A Taste of Southern Italy,”  is tomorrow, May 21 with Barsotti Wines at 6:00 p.m.  You do not want to miss this first class event which entails samples of four unique Italian wines paired with light hors d’oeuvres from Priory Executive Chefs Michael Henney and Peter Phillipy.  The price is just $45.  For tickets, more information on this event and future Wine Tastings at The Priory, please visit The Priory’s blog here.  Click below to hear Proprietor John Graf explain why you do not want to miss this exciting event!

trefethen-vineyardsOn Monday, May 18 we welcome Winemaster David Whitehouse for a Wine Dinner celebrating the great offerings from Trefethen Vineyard!   Trefethen is a family vineyard that was founded by John Trefethen in 1973 on the old Eschol Ranch purchased by his parents.   Click below to hear me speak on this Wine Dinner!

In 1975, David Whitehouse Jr., joined John and they’ve been producing great wines ever since.  We have had many great and famous winemakers visit The Carlton, however, never have we had a winemaker that has been awarded with a “Best in the World” by the World Wine Olympics! The 1976 Trefethen Chardonnay received that award in the famous Paris competition!  Come taste the most recent offerings of a winemaker who still pours his heart and soul into the terroir!

We have recently reviewed our “wines in the cellar” and have added 137 “aged” selections to our list!!  From the 1989 Ridge “Monte Bello” to the 1981 Chateau  Mouton, our award winning list just got better!!  Come and savor these great selections….before they are gone!