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Ingress, Pokémon and Published!

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You may have noticed our absence as of late. Rest assured we are alive and well -- traveling, tasting and tweeting. We are spending less time indoors, and more time out. And the result? Weight loss and a better outlook ...

Nine Years of Wine, Travel and Friends

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There is a common myth that it takes 21 days to establish a new habit. Scientific observation and research indicate it takes quite a bit longer -- an average of 66 days. But how long does it take to break ...

Escape to Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC

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Charismatic Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn't the only thing drawing United States' visitors across the border. As we count down to Cleveland and the start of the Republican National Convention, both Democrats and Republicans alike are making the same inquiry: Just how ...

Wine v. Beer: Which Pairs Best?

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You know that couple. Maybe you ARE that couple. You love wine; she loves beer. Or maybe HE loves wine and you love beer. Is it possible to pair a dish with both wine and beer together? That was the challenge ...

Mother Nature, the Original Foodie

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Mother Nature proved she is the original foodie last week at a sumptuous banquet overlooking Buffalo Bayou to celebrate ten years of Recipe for Success. As dark clouds rolled in and thunder shook the glass of the building where I ...

Pasaporte Mexico Comes to Central Market, April 20 – May 3

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We love our Tex-Mex here in Houston! But many of us gringos have no concept of authentic Mexican cuisine, although we occupy land once part of Estados Unidos Mexicanos. While a certain orange-hued cartoon character drums up votes with his ...

Tickets Still Available: Raise Your Glass to CIS!

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A handful of tickets are still available for the Raise Your Glass to CIS! wine tasting event today at Bay Oaks Country Club in Clear Lake City, Texas. The event, which starts at 4:00 p.m. and runs until 5:30 p.m., raises ...

Wine & Dine Wunderbar! Omni Barton Creek Chef makes Magical Pairings

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Pinot Noir with Chocolate? Prezels with Pork, and not a Riesling to be found! These are what greeted guests at the Celebration of Germany Wine & Dine Series hosted by Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa and Traubenhaus Fine Wines. Guests ...

7th Annual Wine Festival at Brenner’s on the Bayou, Saturday April 9th!

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Wanna be fab with your Cab? Celebrate spring on the Buffalo Bayou with beautiful scenery, cuisine from Houston's top chefs and award-winning wines at the annual Brenner's on the Bayou Wine Fest on Saturday, April 9. Join Us! Wine aficionados and ...

Urban Gardening: Help Make it a Reality in Houston

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One of the most delicious things about wine is the way it pairs with food. Not just any food, but food prepared from local ingredients or one's own garden. I grew up in a place with plenty of land for ...

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