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We pride ourselves on creating great wine with the same hard work and passion our ancestors put into their wine.

Our Story

Katie and Beth Talarico inherited the cultural tradition of eating maccheroni every Sunday with their family, topped with their Grandma’s century-old sauce recipe. They also learned the art of winemaking from their dad, which became a regular part of Sunday dinner and eventually led them to start Papa Joe’s Wine Cellar and later, to open Piazza Talarico, a restaurant serving traditional Italian food and wine in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood.

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Making a Full-Bodied Red Wine

Making a Full-Bodied Red Wine

As far as we are concerned, there is nothing like a full-bodied dry red wine.  Many (wine snobs, in our opinion) prefer a delicate, light wine like Pinot Noir or Beaujolais.  We prefer the bold reds that are characteristic of the new world (especially California),...

Exploring the Art of Wine Blending

Exploring the Art of Wine Blending

Wine blending is an age-old technique that involves combining different grape varietals to create a unique and complex wine. While some winemakers may stick to single varietals, blending offers an opportunity to explore different flavors and create something truly...

The Importance of Terroir in Winemaking

The Importance of Terroir in Winemaking

Terroir, a French term that refers to the environmental factors that influence a grape's growth and development, is an essential component of winemaking. From soil composition to climate and weather patterns, the terroir of a vineyard plays a significant role in the...