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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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Hospice du Rhône to Celebrate 20 Years in 2012!

It's a wine event for Lovers of Rhône wines! This year Hospice du Rhône will mark two decades of celebrating everything Rhône at an annual Spring event in Paso Robles, California, scheduled for April 26-28, 2012. The world's largest celebration ...

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Onion Tart – Perfect for your holiday party or New Year’s brunch

This onion tart is the perfect complement to just about any sparkling wine. Take it to an office holiday potluck, serve it at your Christmas or New Year's Eve party, or best of all for a holiday brunch. Then make ...

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Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 11 – Low Sodium Cooking)

This is part 11 of our on-going Home Superstar Chef series. The previous posts in this series were Part 1 – Good Pans, Part 2 – Shallots, Part 3 – Pine Nuts, Part 4 – Knives,  Part 5 – High Heat Cooking, Part 6 – Restaurant ...

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Don’t Settle for the Turkey

While babysitting for my brother, I happened to catch Sleepless in Seattle. He had turned it on before he left, because my niece, who just turned eight years old, informed us that she "really isn't interested in little girl movies ...

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%#&@ the Pilgrims!

WARNING! The following post may contain language, ideas, and humor that some might consider offensive. If you feel that you might be one of these people then this post might be about you or someone you know and we highly ...

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Damn, I like beer! Of beer festivals, beer wenches, and beer farts.

As I've written before, I am not a wine snob, but I am definitely a beer snob. That being the case, one of my favorite alcohol-related events in Houston is the Brenner's Beer Festival. Seriously, Brenner's on the Bayou is ...

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ABC Anonymous – Confessions of a wine hater

Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. My last confession was, um...1975. Since that time I have hated wine countless times. That's right, me, the guy who has the word "wino" on his business card, I have hated on wine. The ...

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Don’t be a Wine Specatator

I have been working lots of hours, lately, on some on-going high impact litigation. That leaves me little time for writing, much less for reading or watching television. So I tend to get my information through filters. Like many ...

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