Duchman Winery Dinner at Houston’s L’Olivier Restaurant: High Time for Texas Wines on the Gourmet Scene

Duchman Winery Dinner at Houston’s L’Olivier Restaurant: High Time for Texas Wines on the Gourmet Scene A splash of Vermentino on a knee and hearty conversation around well-matched gourmet food and excellent wines made for a lovely evening this week at Houston’s French-inspired, Montrose-area L’Olivier Restaurant. But what if I…

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Houston Uncorking Some Good Rodeo Wines with a Few Best Bites, Too

Houston Uncorking Some Good Rodeo Wines with a Few Best Bites, Too For the past several years now, come mid-February, the best ticket in H-town has proven to be the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s, Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition. This year’s event was equal to that billing.…

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We Ate Our Black-eyed Peas (And Sampled Some Wine) At William Chris Vineyards

We Ate Our Black-eyed Peas (And Sampled Some Wine) At William Chris Vineyards We drove into Fredericksburg on Monday afternoon knowing that cold weather was coming (with some much needed rain) and our car’s battery was weak. But, we made it and celebrated our New Year’s Eve in the comfy…

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TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Join Us Dec. 11th, Chat with Chef Josh Watkins on Texas Wine and Food Holiday Pairings

TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Join Us Dec. 11th, Chat with Chef Josh Watkins on Texas Wine and Food Holiday Pairings Happy Holidays everyone!  The holidays are always a fun, busy time of year – and shopping to find the right gift can sometimes be stressful. But there’s no reason to stress…

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Texas Wines Being Served at Lucille’s Houston

Texas Wines Being Served at Lucille’s Houston Alerted to an impending change in the wine list at Chef Chris Williams’ museum district Lucille’s Restaurant, my wife and I stopped by early last Saturday evening for dinner. Because Lucille’s culinary roots date back to Chef Williams great-grandmother, Lucille Bishop Smith, and…

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It’s Time to Put Their Money Where Your Mouth Is – 2012 AF&WA Grant Applications

It’s Time to Put Their Money Where Your Mouth Is – 2012 Austin Food & Wine Alliance Grant Applications The Austin Food & Wine Alliance will award three (3) grants (1 at $10,000 and 2 at $5,000) to selected organizations and/or individuals for the purpose of culinary innovation that contributes…

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Narin’s Bombay Brasserie Wine Dinner: It’s Time to Set Aside Some of the Old Rules, Get Some New

Narin’s Bombay Brasserie Wine Dinner: It’s Time to Set Aside Some of the Old Rules, Get Some New When asked how does Indo-Asian wine pairing compare to the meat-dominated western approaches (e.g. red meat, red wine; white meat, white wine), Narin Sehgalm owner of Narin’s Bombay Brasserie in Houston Texas…

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Whitehall Lane Wine Dinner at Sullivan’s Steakhouse Houston: The Palate Dance

Whitehall Lane Wine Dinner at Sullivan’s Steakhouse Houston: The Palate Dance I will have to acknowledge that for Whitehall Lane Winery presented last Thursday evening, the Frog’s Leap wine dinner at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in May was a hard act to follow. For that event, everything seemed to hit on all…

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Houston’s Finest: L’Olivier Hosts Château la Nerthe Tasting

Houston’s Finest: L’Olivier Hosts Château la Nerthe Tasting I jumped at the chance to sample the cuisine of acclaimed executive chef Olivier Ciesielski for Tony’s restaurant fame now in his own L’Olivier Restaurant & Bar with partner Mary Clarkson in the heart of Houston’s Montrose district. Equally appealing was the…

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Write Off the Vine – Texas Wine News (Harvest 2012 Edition)

Write Off the Vine – Texas Wine News (Harvest 2012 Edition) The 2012 Texas Wine Harvest is Coming Fast: Both On Vine and Online Grape harvest time in Texas usually starts on or around July 1st. This year it’s already here; a bit earlier than normal with some gulf-area vineyards…

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