It’s “Rodeo Houston” Time Again and Time for Texas Wine, Too!

It’s “Rodeo Houston” Time Again and Time for Texas Wine, Too! A couple weeks ago, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was opened with flourish of Best Bites and Rodeo Uncorked Competition winning wines. It was a first rate gala with people both pouring and sipping in their finest Rodeo regalia. …

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Cabernet Grill Experience: Tasso Chicken and McPherson White Wine Trio

Cabernet Grill Experience: Tasso Chicken and McPherson White Wine Trio If I wasn’t so familiar with Chef Ross Burtwell’s Cabernet Grill Restaurant at the compound called Cotton Gin Village on the south side of Fredericksburg, I likely wouldn’t expect the modern culinary treasures it holds. While his restaurant is part …

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Periwinkle Hosts Houston’s Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting

Periwinkle Hosts Houston’s Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting Iron Sommelier… Presented by AutoSol® Returns on October 20th, 2016  VT – What more could you want:  a good cause, good wine/food pairings, a challenge and competition among some of Houston’s best and most creative sommeliers? It’s all in one at …

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Tomorrow’s the Night for Iron Sommelier Competition in Houston

Tomorrow’s the Night in Houston: The Periwinkle Foundation Hosts Houston’s Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting Iron Sommelier Presented by AutoSol®  (Photos presented are from 2014 Iron Sommelier event) WHAT: Houston’s finest sommeliers will be put to the test for the title of Iron Sommelier in the city’s premier wine competition …

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Kuhlman Cellars: For Love of Vina Vita and the Re-creation of a First Kiss

Kuhlman Cellars: For Love of Vina Vita and the Re-creation of a First Kiss On a busy Fall afternoon, while rushing back to my cottage on the hill at the end of a long drive, I was encouraged by Jennifer Beckmann to stop by the newly opened Kuhlman Cellars. After stopping-in to …

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Sneak Peeks: “Texas By The Book” Dinner Offerings from Chef Ross Burtwell

Sneak Peeks: “Texas By The Book” Dinner Offerings from Chef Ross Burtwell Last week I posted an announcement for the upcoming Friday February 27th Six-Course Texas Wine Dinner and book signing event with Chef Ross Burtwell, Chef Terry Thompson Anderson and me. Click here for details. Come to this event …

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Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait

Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait We met in Mason on a Saturday in September not really knowing much more than what Alphonse Dotson told me over the phone earlier in the week. He said, “Russ, my brother, I’ve got something for you to taste. It’s something red …

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Hill Country Wine & Food (Truck) Pairing – First annual festival to be held in Luckenbach

Hill Country Wine & Food (Truck) Pairing – First annual festival to be held in Luckenbach The First Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival featuring more than a dozen food trucks, Texas Hill Country wine and a lineup of live music will take place from Noon until 11:30 p.m. on …

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Texas Fine Wine: Four of Texas’s Most Distinguished Wineries in Houston at WST Dinner May 31

Texas Fine Wine: Four of Texas’s Most Distinguished Wineries in Houston at WST Dinner May 31 Boo! I’m not in town the weekend of May 31st, but hopefully you will be. You can attend an amazing wine dinner at James Beard nominated Chef Brian Caswell’s REEF. At this event, wine …

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Join the Whole Foods Market Twitter Tasting: Spring is the Time for Italian Food & Wine

Join the Whole Foods Market Twitter Tasting: Spring is the Time for Italian Food & Wine There is no better time than Spring to treat your taste buds to a trip across Italy. The air is clear and fresh, and the heat and humidity of summer have not yet arrived, …

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