CREW Pittsburgh’s 2022 Annual Wine Tasting Dinner

September 30, 2022
CREW Pittsburgh hosted its Annual Wine Tasting Dinner at the Pittsburgh National Aviary on September 29, 2022.  This signature event drew the largest crowd in history comprising over 160 commercial real estate professionals and guests!  The dinner recognized current and past presidents of the CREW Pittsburgh Chapter celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Chapter of CREW!  The wine dinner is the perfect time to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and is a nice networking opportunity with clients and others in the industry.
The evening began with prosecco and cider, hors d’oeuvres, and live music while meeting some feathered friends including a penguin and a screech owl!  Attendees had the option to participate in a mystery wine raffle where everyone is a winner of a bottle of wine valued over $20.  After the cocktail hour, it was time for the wine pairings.  Three different domestic wines from Josh Cellars, a California winery, were selected that paired perfectly with the three-course meal that was cultivated by Chef Josef and his staff from Atria’s Specialty Catering.  The first wine, a Pinot Grigio, was paired with a roasted beets and berries sweet and savory salad.  Light dry white wines pair best with greens and roasted vegetables, so this was delicious!  The next course was a choice of parmesan encrusted red trout or grilled tofu with fall harvest ratatouille with a Rosé pairing.  The main course was BBQ bacon wrapped filet with smashed butternut or feta with couscous and sauteed greens with a Cabernet Sauvignon pairing.  Red wines pair best with bold flavored meats and rich greens. Various desserts were served to conclude the evening including late summer flan paired with a bubbly Moscato.
If you missed this event, plan to attend next year’s wine dinner! A special thanks to the CREW Pittsburgh Events Committee, volunteers, and all the sponsors who made this wonderful event possible! 
Thank You Sponsors!
Dentons Cohen & Grigsby
Jordan Bellotti Photography
PJ Dick
LGA Partners
Frost Brown Todd, LLC
CHD Enterprises
Virginia Weida Designs
Tall Timber Group
MBM Contracting
Meyer Unkovic & Scott
Reed Smith
Moody and Associates, Inc.
Red Swing Group