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2009 LOIS Grüner Veltliner: A Grüner for Everyone!

Wine and fun! What could be better? We found a refreshing Austrian Grüner Veltliner perfect for the lighter fare of Oktoberfest. While many people think that Grüner is just a summer wine, this wine is the perfect pairing for ...

Kitchen tips acquired along the way

When I was a kid acquiring cooking skills was a matter of survival. My parents both worked long hours, plus they liked to go out on the weekends. As a result there were times when my mother left it to ...

Napa Valley Wineries headed to Houston!

The Napa Valley Vintners are headed to Houston as part of a week-long pass through Texas and Oklahoma to promote Napa Valley wines. Houston is the site of the kick-off Monday, October 11, beginning with a One-Day Wine Symposium ...

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 ...