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Dave DeSimone

Dave DeSimone

My passions for wine, food and travel took root during my youth in Western Pennsylvania. My father’s southern Italian family and my mother’s French, Belgian and German relations provided delicious moments and vivid family memories as inspiration. Professionally since 1994, I have written over 1,000 wine and food columns in both local and national publications. Today I also share my experiences at “In The Wine Cellar with Dave DeSimone” with blog posts, social media, radio interviews, and information on escorted wine and food tours and wine events. For the latest news, please sign up for the free monthly newsletter. Cheers!

World-​Class Sparkling Pinot Noir from Pennsylvania? You Bet!

Discovering delicious surprises always provides a large part of the fun in drinking and sharing wines. Surprises keep you honest as a wine drinker while refreshing the senses and expanding the palate.

Combat Cold Weather with Époisses Cheese and Crisp Wines

Enduring cold weather at the start of a new year calls for serious measures. Time to break out the Époisses de Bourgogne cheese and tasty wines.

Pair Trendy Hawaiian Poke Bowls with Alsace Gewurztraminer and Craft Beers

If you haven’t heard of poke bowls, don’t worry. You will. Just ask Angela Earley, a partner in Penn Avenue Fish Company in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.
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