Revitalized Stonewall (Texas Wine Country) Motor Lodge to Open on Hwy 290 Wine Trail This Spring

Revitalized Stonewall (Texas Wine Country) Motor Lodge to Open on Hwy 290 Wine Trail This Spring Originally built in 1964 to house the US Secret Service and Press Corp when Lyndon B Johnson became President, Stonewall Motor Lodge, formerly Stonewall Motel, is undergoing exciting renovations by 9Locals Investments to become…

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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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Vintner’s Hideaway: This Should be Your Next Stop in Fredericksburg, Texas Wine Country

Vintner’s Hideaway: This Should be Your Next Stop in Fredericksburg, Texas Wine Country Recently, I was trying to link back up with Texas winemaker and consultant John Rivenburgh when I asked him where could I find his wines. John said, “Well, have you been to Vintner’s Hideaway in Fredericksbugh?” I…

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Great Holiday Gift for You, Family or Associates: Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist at the Texas Wine School (Houston) – Know How and Where to Find the Best Texas Wines!

Great Holiday Gift for You, Family or Associates: Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist at the Texas Wine School (Houston) – Know How and Where to Find the Best Texas Wines! Dr. Russ Kane, aka Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger – “the man that wrote the book on Texas wine” – will…

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Becker Vineyards Double Gold Collection 2018

Becker Vineyards Double Gold Collection 2018 Earlier this year in my Texas Wine Month story that appeared in Dale Robertson’s column in the Houston Chronicle (Great Texas wines to try for Texas Wine Month – click here), I commented that Texas should be extremely proud of their Texas wine industry.…

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Periwinkle Foundation’s Sommelier Competition – A View, Up Close and Personal

Periwinkle Foundation’s Iron Sommelier Competition – A View, Up Close and Personal This was my third time to attend the Periwinkle Foundation Autosol early-November Iron Sommelier Competition held at the Houstonian Hotel. Despite my third take on this competition, it was still fascinating to witness the knowledge and focus of each sommelier’s…

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Texas Wine Month 2018 is Over… But, Oh What a Great Month it Was!

Texas Wine Month 2018 is Over… But, Oh What a Great Month it Was! Annually, October is Texas Wine Month, the month when we sip, savor and celebrate our wonderful, fifth-largest-in-the-USA wine industry. Well, it’s now November and Texas Wine Month is over, but from my vantage point in Houston,…

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Iron Sommelier is Back for 2018: Periwinkle Foundation’s Premier Houston Wine Event

Iron Sommelier is Back for 2018: Periwinkle Foundation’s Premier Houston Wine Event Entering its 11th year, the Periwinkle  Foundation’s 2018 IronSomm Competition presented by Autosol and organized by Sean Beck (Sommelier/Beverage Director at Backstreet Cafe, Hugo’s & Trevisio Restaurants) is a tasting event that showcases the expertise of Houston’s finest sommeliers…

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