Wine & Words Pittsburgh promotes and celebrates artistic creations and good libations in cool places. Through the use of fun, hip & relaxed social events we focus on showcasing the abundance of local creatives & their audiences either by hosting our own events such as Paint My Wine or partnering with other businesses/organizations in the city. Our beverage catering services offers our premium homemade TLC Sangria, custom cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages and highlights regional wineries & breweries. We strive to bring a unique and special touch to your event by providing excellent customer service and a custom tailored beverage menu to fit all of your attendees needs to take your event over the top. Let's toast to creativity!
Founder & Co - Owner
Native of Pittsburgh from the East End area. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a dual bachelor degree in Accounting & Management, In 2010, she graduated from Chatham University with a Masters' of Accounting. Immediately following graduation, Erika became employed at BNY Mellon as an accounting analyst. Within two years of her employment she was promoted to senior accounting analyst. In June 2014, Erika left BNY Mellon after six wondrous years. She is a member of National Black MBA - Pittsburgh and the Center of Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham. Throughout her adolescent years, her family instilled in her a love cultural arts from a wide array of genres including music, theater and visual arts. When she came of age, she gained an interest in the art of wine. These passions in her life gave life to Wine & Words Pittsburgh.
A member of the University of Pittsburgh academic community since 1988. Since coming to Pitt, she has served in several different positions within the School of Dental Medicine. For the last 20 years, she has managed many private and government research grants as well as facilitated their submissions. Besides her work at the University and seeing a need in her native Pittsburgh community, in 2001, she started a virtual office management home-based business that is designed to assist small business and entrepreneurs with their day-to-day operations. Her high school days at Peabody and her college days at Duquesne University afforded her many opportunities to organize all types of programs from meetings to talent shows. Currently, as a member of R.E.A.L. (Reading, Entertainment and Laughter) Book Club, she participates in the United Black Book Clubs of Pittsburgh and coordinates its Annual Celebration of Reading.