Category: Education

Money, Guns and Workers: The True Meaning of Labor Day

After six days of wine tasting and pairing in Portland and Carlton, Oregon, we headed on a walking tour of the city and landed at Powell's City of Books. Since Joe and I are secretly book nerds (we used to ...

She Said, He Said: Impressions of a Grand Wine Event

The more wine we drink, the more apt we are to forget what it is like to attend a wine event as simply a consumer. That is why we like to let others give their impressions to our readers as ...

Wines of France Visits Underbelly in Houston

Wines of France hosted an event in July that paired French wines with foods that are Houston-inspired and created by Chef Chris Shepard from Underbelly. Part of an ambitious summer tour to expose people to French wine as an everyday wine ...

Those Scary French Wines

French wine can scare even a seasoned wino, after all it is so, so, so...French! As a wise man once said, "French wine is very intimidating and should be imbibed by only the most seasoned, veteran aficionado of wine." That wise man? Me! ...

Happy Sauvignon Blanc Day! Viva #SauvBlanc!

Today is International Sauvignon Blanc Day! Wine drinkers around the world are celebrating with a refreshingly crisp glass of wine from the green-skinned grape, so named from the French word sauvage, meaning wild and blanc, meaning white. Pipi de Chat? Mais, Oui! A classic ...

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Lima Beans, Wine and Jane’s Addiction

When you were a little kid, you probably hated peas. I not only hated peas, but loathed lima beans. It was not so much the flavor, as the consistency. Lima beans, especially when prepared hastily, or from a can with ...

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Wine: Myths and Mystery, a Top Ten List

Is there any other popular beverage steeped in so much myth and mystery as wine? Even Scotch would seem to be a distant second. There is no simpler alcoholic beverage to make if you break it down by basic process ...

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Seghesio: Still a Family Winery

It was raining when I arrived at the vast Seghesio Family Vineyards' facilities for a harvest time tour. Unlike Texas that would have welcomed it after a drought that wrought mass brush fires searing a swath through the Lone Star ...

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Is Wine Breathing Bunk? Guest Post by Denman Moody

We first encountered Denman Moody, Jr. in 2009, at the inaugural Houston Wine Conference, where he, along with Guy Stout and Gary Vaynerchuk, was a featured speaker. Now, we often join him at winemaker dinners in Houston, sometimes with his ...

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Reality: The Myth. On Super Bowls and Santorini

While I am serving snacks during half-time of the Super Bowl, I am forced to watch a 53-year old Madonna lip-syncing her greatest hits. Not forced as in anyone is making me do it -- but more in the way ...