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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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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A Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza from Three Texas Authors: Texas by the Book

A Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza from Three Texas Authors: Texas by the Book  When: Friday, February 27, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Where: At Cabernet Grill – Texas Hill Country Restaurant in Fredericksburg, Texas (2805 South State Highway 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-5734) Texas wineries: Duchman Family Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Texas…

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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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It’s Time Again to Mind the Gap: 2014 Tenth Annual Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit

It’s Time Again to Mind the Gap: 2014 Tenth Annual Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit Internationally recognized Argentine chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author, Francis Mallmann, will make his first appearance at the Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit April 25-27, 2014, at Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, Texas.…

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A Holiday Food & Texas Wine Pairing: Feast of the Seven Fishes

A Holiday Food & Texas Wine Pairing: Feast of the Seven Fishes Earlier this year, I had a chance for work with friend Chef Terry Thompson Anderson on one of the most intensive food and wine pairing and writing projects in my 15 year career in Texas wines (second only…

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27th Annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival – October 10-13, 2013

27th Annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival – October 10-13, 2013 You’re Invited…Share with a Friend! 4 Days. 4 Distinct Events. Mark your calendars and raise your glasses, the 27th Annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival is right around the corner! Join fellow Texas wine aficionados for a weekend full of…

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Texas on the Plate Bodacious Red Wine: Bodacious Is as Bodacious Does!

Texas on the Plate Bodacious Red Wine: Bodacious Is as Bodacious Does! Recently Chef Terry Thompson-Anderson posted on her Facebook page: “Calling all Texas wine lovers! This Friday, March 1, Bodacious Red Wine, a Cabernet/Barbera blend, will be released at an HEB Cooking Connection near you. I developed this wine…

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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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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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