Le Beaujolais Nouveau de Georges. Was Fun… Now Get Ready for his Cru Beaujolais!

Le Beaujolais Nouveau de Georges. Was Fun… Now Get Ready for his Cru Beaujolais! Literally, “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé” means, the new Beaujolais has arrived… the first wine of the harvest. The early-release wines made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France are officially released on…

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Tasting America’s Best Vineyard: To Kalon

Tasting America’s Best Vineyard: To Kalon What did Robert Mondavi see in “To Kalon” many years ago? On paper, To Kalon can be described as follows: In 1868, H. W. Crabb planted a vineyard nearby the Napa River that he named To Kalon – loosely translated from Greek as most beautiful,…

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Who in Houston, Texas Doesn’t Like a Good Circus? And, with a Montrose Gourmet Lunch, and an Artist Meet/Greet, Too!

Who in Houston, Texas Doesn’t Like a Good Circus? And, with a Montrose Gourmet Lunch, and an Artist Meet/Greet, Too! Cirque Du Soleil LUZIA Artist Meet & Greet Brunch At La Villa WHO:  La Villa – French Riviera Food located on Montrose Boulevard. With ambitious cuisine,  remarkable service,  and a  warm and…

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Cabernet Grill & Newsom Vineyards: An Interplay of Texas Wine and Food Magic

Cabernet Grill & Newsom Vineyards: An Interplay of Texas Wine and Food Magic On a recent road trip to the Texas Hill Country to attend the Wine Revolution Rosé Festival at the Horseshoe Bay Resort, my traveling partner Houston Chronicle Wine Columnist Dale Robertson and I scheduled a meet-up with…

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VintageTweets: New Release of Wineslinger Chronicles by TTU Press

  ‘VintageTweets: New Release of Wineslinger Chronicles by TTU Press “Great holiday gift for your #TXwine aficionado or all things #Texas lover from author Russ Kane @VintageTexas and @TTUPress. New release in softcover. Order online at: ttupress.org/Products/97816….” And, so the story of Texas wine continues. The book was originally released…

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Periwinkle Foundation Provides A First-Hand View of Sommeliers’ Thirst for Competition

Thirst of Competition: Periwinkle Hosts Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting Event Iron Sommelier Presented by AUTOSOL® Returns to Houston on November 9 WHAT: Houston’s finest sommeliers will be put to the test at The Houstonian at 6 p.m this Thursday evening. Come and see it first-hand what interesting things…

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Don’t Miss the 2017 Bending Branch Derby Extravaganza

Don’t Miss the 2017 Bending Branch Derby Extravaganza On May 6th, Bending Branch Winery will host its seventh annual Derby Extravaganza, one of the most anticipated events of the year. Attendees with be served winery owner Bob Young’s famous mint juleps. They are made with Bending Branch Winery Single Barrel…

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Rosé All Day – A Twitter Hashtag and a Life Style Fitting of Texans

Rosé All Day – A Twitter Hashtag and a Life Style Fitting of Texans I recently attended the Texas Wine Revolution’s second annual festival held this year at Featherstone Ranch in Stonewall, Texas. After an early morning violent torrential rain (complete with lightning and hail), I wondered if there would…

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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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