Friday, August 28, 2009

September Alfresco Summer Wine Tasting

Our next summer wine tasting is Escape to Cape Town on Thursday, September 17, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with Wine Host Ron Toth of D’Andrea Wines. Just $45 per person!

Escape to Cape Town features wines from South Africa and its the first to feature the wines of just one winery, Robertson Winery. The Robertson estate sees mild days of unlimited sunshine combined with prevailing sea breezes which cool off the grapes by mid afternoon. This tasting will give you a chance to compare and contrast five superb varietals from the Cape Town region and made with a singular philosophy in these wines:
  1. Robertson Chardonnay - Balance of fresh citrus fruits and rich melon characters.
  2. Robertson Chenin Blanc - Powerful varietal flavors of pineapple, granadilla, melon & green apple.
  3. Robertson Shiraz - Freshly crushed black pepper aromas with hints of cinnamon and cloves on the nose.
  4. Robertson Pinotage - Rich aroma of plum and ripe banana, chocolate coffee and mocha.
  5. Robertson Gewurztraminer - Full bodied wine with honeysuckle and rose petals in bouquet.
Call 412.323.9394, email Gene Lucente, or visit the Priory Hotel Front Desk: 614 Pressley Street, Deutschtown, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

We've had tremendous success with these tastings and are hoping to carry them into October and November. Check our Blog frequently for more updates!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Where Am I in the North Side Contest

The Priory Hospitality Group is launching a new contest - "Where Am I in the North Side?"

Every month we'll reveal a picture taken somewhere on Pittsburgh's North Side. It's up to you to figure out the exact location and then send your answer back to us within the specified time period. We'll put everyone's name who answered correctly into a raffle to win a free overnight stay at the Priory Hotel! It's that simple!

Study this month's picture below and when you respond, please be as specific as possible. For example, don't just write "Museum." Write "3rd Floor of the Andy Warhol Museum, Sandusky Street."

If you think you know "Where I Am in the North Side," email your answer, name, phone number and address to by Friday, September 25, 2009. We'll announce the winner the following week on this blog! Good Luck!

Where Am I in the North Side?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Blendiferous! Summer Wine Tasting

Blendiferous! The Amazing Attributes of Blended Wines is our 4th Wine Tasting Event. The tasting will be held Thursday, August 20, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., with Capital Wine & Spirits in the Courtyard at The Priory. Just $45 per person!!

The tasting features Wine Host John Fogler of Capital Wine & Spirits and guests will enjoy samplings of the following blended wines:

Colombelle (South West France)
Barco Negro (Douro, Portugal)
St Francis "Red“ (Sonoma, California)
Beringer Alluvium (Napa Valley, California)

For Tickets: Call 412.323.9394, email Gene Lucente at,
or visit the Priory Hotel Front Desk: 614 Pressley Street, Deutschtown, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.