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From Pint to Plate with Chef Kent Rathbun

In Houston we are lucky enough to have a place like Central Market. It is the go-to place when searching for hard-to-find or exotic ingredients, or maybe just a little variety.  We weren't always so lucky.  Although the first Central ...

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Falwell, Flynt and K Vintners’ Charles Smith

Fresh from a late night viewing of "The People v. Larry Flynt," I noticed a Google alert, "Winemaker Sues Anonymous Commenters on Wine Blog." A few clicks later I find out that Charles Smith of K Vintners filed a complaint ...

AWB Reviews Wine Refrigerators & Coolers

There is nothing worse than having a great wine taste bad because it was stored or served at the wrong temperature. It would be great if we could all have our own wine cave or custom-built cellar to insure wine ...

Kemah Boardwalk Wine Fest – Live Blogging

This is one of the reasons that I bought an HTC EVO. At least it was one of the reasons that I gave Amy as to why I had to spend the money and dump the POS Blackberry that was ...

It’s International Grenache Day!

Wine lovers all over world are celebrating one of the most widely planted grapes for the First International Grenache Day today, September 24th. A late ripening grape, Grenache grows best in hotter climates and dryer soils like those of Spain ...

Chocolate and Beer? You Betcha!

As I have said before, I have never really been a beer drinker. Well except for that time in law school when I would have been better off skipping the "beer bong."  But I love learning about and tasting new things, ...

Another Wine Blogger: Step into Beau’s Barrel Room

Next month Beau Carufel marks one year of wine blogging at Beau's Barrel Room. We met Beau in June at the Wine Bloggers' Conference in Washington. Beau was sitting in Wine Blogging 101 attempting to gather pearls of wisdom from ...

Labor Day and The Grapes of Tom Joad

With all of the recent talk about immigration "reform," stimulus spending, offshore drilling moratoriums and that ever-present bogeyman; "socialism," it might be good to take another look at one of America's favorite and revered family holidays: Labor Day,* and its ...

Great Wines for Labor Day: New Age from Argentina

We attended a Passport to Argentina celebration and wine tasting at our local Central Market a few months back. Looking up to check which wine was next, I noticed glasses filled with ice and slices of lime. I was curious, ...

Wine Drinkers: Thanks for Your Engagement!

I was checking our "ping backs" a few days ago. Ping backs occur when someone links to our site. Sometimes it's someone completely random selling sports shoes. Other times it's a really interesting wine-related website. Bruce McGechan has a ...