• One Sommelier Can't Change the World. But One Did Change Pittsburgh

    5 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    It's sloppy at some places,” Pittsburgh sommelier John Wabeck says of the wine scene in his adopted hometown. “In the summer, you can still get warm red wine. I'd love to stamp that out.”
    Known as the Steel City, Pittsburgh is more often associated with Boilermakers - a shot of whiskey and a pint of beer - than wine. Its history as an industrial town focused on steel production led to a blue-collar reputation aligned with beer. A brew on the table at the end of a long day provided a simple reprieve from a difficult factory life. Wine, not so much.
    Though steel is no longer the major...
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