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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It’s Now Official: Texas Wine is the Official Wine of the Texas Hamburger!

It’s Now Official: Texas Wine is the Official Wine of the Texas Hamburger! Super-Size Your Texas Hamburger with a Glass of Texas Wine  Calling all Texas wineries and Texas Hamburger lovers, too. According to “Hambassador” Rick Vanderpool, “It’s time to name your favorite Texas wine that you think is best-paired…

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Sullivan’s Steak House: Low Lights, Dark Paneling & New “Bar None” Menu

Sullivan’s Steak House: Low Lights, Dark Paneling & New “Bar None” Menu The night was made for red wine: the lights were low and the paneling that surroundedd the room was dark. Our server presented a bottle of wine with a black label with familiar red lettters that conveyed the…

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