Source: KDKA TV
July 28, 2015
Priory Hospitality Group President & CEO John Graf appears with Voodoo Brewery founder Matt Allyn and Homeless Children's Education Fund Development Manager Monica Hershberger to discuss the Voodoo Brewery Food Truck Throwdown, which benefited the HCEF and occurred on July 29 at the PRiory Hotel's Courtyard.Travelers Find Direct Web Route to Priory's Spirited Past
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 28, 2015
Priory Hospitality Group President & CEO John Graf chats with the Tribune-Review about the joys and challenges of running an independent hotel amidst competition from national chains.
Friday, September 04, 2015
The Priory Hotel and Grand Hall are proud to host the "North Side versus the Outside" boxing event on September 4. The event will feature approximately 12 bouts featuring the amateur fighters of the Steel City Boxing Gym on Pittsburgh's North Side against fighers from around the city. Food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Proceeds benefit Steel City Boxing Club's capital fund to build a new roof on its facility, which caters to at risk youth. Ringside seats are $40; General Admission are $20. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling (412) 759-6680.North Side Versus the Outside Boxing Fundraiser Link
Priory September Al Fresco Wine Tasting
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
PLEASE NOTE: THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM SEPTEMBER 24 TO SEPTEMBER 16 (WEDNESDAY)
Host: Milko Mladinov, Winebow
Theme: Enjoying the Fruits of the Harvest
In Italy’s wine growing regions, September is a special time, as that’s when the grapes are harvested. Grape Harvest Festivals are plentiful, and, shockingly, much wine is consumed during the celebration. While we’re not in Italia, we’ll do as the Italians do
- Wines to be Tasted: Librandi Ciro Bianco (Calabria 2014); Fazi Battaglia Titulus Verdicchio (Marche 2013); Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Rosso Maiana (Apulia 2012); Bisceglia Terra Di Vulcano Aglianico del Vulture (Basilicata 2011).
- Entertainment: Egidio Faiella
As always, weather permitting the wine tasting will take place in our garden courtyard. Wines are accompanied by heavy hors d’oeuvres created by our executive chefs Pete Phillipy and Mike Henney, along with a display of imported cheeses and fruit. Price is $60 per person. Please RSVP to Gene Lucente at firstname.lastname@example.org.Priory October (Al Fresco - Hopefully!) Wine Tasting
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Host: Nick Biondi, Majestic Wines and Spirits
Theme: Meet the Wines of Franklin Tate Estates (Note that this Tasting features three red wines and one white)
Franklin Tate Winery is one of the pioneering winemakers of Australia. Located on the West Coast of Australia, about 5 hours drive South of Perth, Franklin Tate’s vineyards in the Margaret Valley benefit from a temperate Indian Ocean climate and relatively dry soils. Their wines, reflecting the experience of many years of winemaking, have won numerous awards, including twice winning the “Most Outstanding Red Wine” award at the Wine Magazine International Wine Challenge. We met the third generation Tate family winemaker, Alex, in March and found some great conversation and great wines. We’ll be sipping three Franklin Tate wines and one from Alexander Winery, a wine from Israel.
- Wines to be Tasted: Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay (Margaret Valley 2013) Franklin Tate Estates Shiraz (Margaret Valley 2012); Franklin Tate Estates Cabernet/Merlot (Margaret Valley 2012); Alexander Winery Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Upper Galilee, Israel 2012).
- Entertainment: Meredith Holliday
As always, weather permitting the wine tasting will take place in our garden courtyard. Wines are accompanied by heavy hors d’oeuvres created by our executive chefs Pete Phillipy and Mike Henney, along with a display of imported cheeses and fruit. Price is $60 per person. Please RSVP to Gene Lucente at email@example.com.Second Annual Team Tassy Blackjack Spectacular
Thursday, October 22, 2015
The Team Tassy Blackjack Spectacular turns the Priory's Grand Hall into a Havana casino circa 1955, with plenty of blackjack tables and the chance to win some unbelieveable prizes. The event also features live entertainment and some fantastic Haitian food and tropical cocktails. Tickets are not yet on sale. Proceeds benefit Team Tassy, a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to helping the poorest of the poor in Port Au Prince, Haiti obtain and retain family sustaining jobs.Second Annual Team Tassy Blackjack Spectacular Link
November Wine Tasting
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Host: Kevin McCorkle, Southern Wine and Spirits
Theme: The Wines of St. Michelle Wine Estates, Washington State
St. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington State, and has been producing remarkable wines from different regions in Washington for more than 50 years. Host Kevin McCorkle will discuss four St. Michelle offerings, comparing and contrasting the flavors and characteristics of these wines and the different regions within the state from which they come.
- Wines to be Tasted: Chateau Saint Michelle Dry Riesling (Columbia Valley): Seven Falls Chardonnay (Wahluke Slope); Columbia Crest H3 “Les Chavaux” Red Blend (Horse Heaven Hills); Snoqualmie “Naked” Merlot (Columbia Valley) (Organic).
- Entertainment: Ross Jennings
As always, weather permitting the wine tasting will take place in our garden courtyard. Wines are accompanied by heavy hors d’oeuvres created by our executive chefs Pete Phillipy and Mike Henney, along with a display of imported cheeses and fruit. Price is $60 per person. Please RSVP to Gene Lucente at firstname.lastname@example.org.