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Get in the Pink for October!

What do Randy Moss, Olivia Newton-John and Fat bastard Wine have in common with a fancy crystal stemware company? All are working to boost awareness of the disease that will take the lives of over 40,000 women in 2009 alone. October ...

Foodbuzz Blog Awards – We were nominated in 2 categories!

Last week we posted about the Foodbuzz Blog Award Nominations, and it seems a lot of you nice people decided to nominate us. The voting opened today and we are up for both the Best Wine Blog and Blogger you’d ...

It’s Old vs. New Guard at First Houston Wine Conference

Last weekend nearly 200 wine lovers parked their cars along the narrow streets in Houston's Museum District and stepped inside the historic Milford House to sample wine and food at the first Houston Wine Conference. Hosted in the Italian Cultural ...

Hahn Estates Cabernet Franc 2006

When most people think about Cabernet Franc, if it even does cross their mind at all, they think about it as a grape to be blended, usually with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The reason for this is that it does ...

New Scientific Study on Champagne Bubbles

Scientific American proves what all of us winos already know...Champagne, and other sparkling wine, is magic! "We have demonstrated that the chemistry of those champagne aerosols is quite different than the chemistry of the liquid bulk itself," says lead study author ...

Finally!

Massive wardrobe of cowboy clothes Top of my head to the tip of my toes Ah you look so good in my hat with fringe on it So put on my boots mmm doggone it - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmy Vaughan, Good Texan In ...

Foodbuzz – 2009 Food Blog Awards Nominations

Foodbuzz is a social network and community site for foodies (and winos). In addition to that, they also aggregate blog posts about food and wine from all over the Web. The site is chock full of recipes, reviews, suggestions, tips, ...

When the Judge calls do you tell him you’re drinking?

While we were in Napa after the Wine Blogger Conference in July, I got a text message from a Houston criminal defense attorney. No it wasn't about something I did. Well in a round about way I guess it was. I think ...

Another Wine Blog Does Dallas!

Most Saturday afternoons you'll find us in Houston, enjoying Tintos tapas and tastings with a group called the Urban Wineauxs. As defined by the groups' creator Iris Allen: an Urban Wineaux is "A wine connoisseur who consumes large quantities of ...

New On-Line Wine Magazine Hits the Web

Taking a traditional print media wine column on-line doesn't necessarily make it a wine blog, but does putting a bunch of wine bloggers together create a legitimate on-line magazine? We shall see. Enter Palate Press. Recently launched and now in its ...