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Back to BBQ – Lamberts

Every year Texas Monthly Magazine ranks and reviews the Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas. This year's issue had a lot of surprises. One of the biggest surprises for me was the inclusion, for the very first time, of ...

Good advice

Our friends at Drinkplanner have some excellent advice dealing with open bottles of wine. As always, the advice is good, snarky, and delivered with a wink.

A Different Kind of Pasta Salad

To give everyone a quick respite from tales of Austin, here is a nice Summer recipe. More BBQ tales soon. This refreshing Mediterranean-style pasta salad works as either a side dish or a full meal and is very wine friendly. It ...

Cork and Company

One of my favorite places in Austin is a place called Cork and Company on Congress Avenue right in the heart of downtown. Cork and Company is everything a great wine bar should be. The staff is very friendly and ...

Austin, Texas

I have no idea where you are right now, which is probably quite a relief to learn, but I am pretty sure that wherever it is, it probably isn't as cool as Austin, Texas. I recently had the pleasure of spending ...

Bargain Wine Part 2 – Little James Basket Press

Like my last post about a bargain wine, this one is also not about a great wine. However, this is a very good one that comes close to greatness, if there is such a category for humble table wine. Little James ...

What wine would taste best drunk from the Stanley Cup?

I have absolutely no idea, but I hope that the players for my beloved Detroit Red Wings are busy finding out. Okay, that was a lame way to work my obsession with Detroit sports into my blog about my obsession about ...

Bargain Wine Part 1 – 2007 Hogue Late Harvest Riesling

This is not a great wine by any means of reckoning, but it costs around 7 bucks a bottle. Besides, who can drink great wine every day? This is a very drinkable wine at an exceptionally low price. This wine is ...

Greatest Salad EVER!

That's what my youngest son thinks, at least. Being 13, he may be a bit prone to hyperbole, but I am pretty sure it is at least in the top 100. I had a fairly cheap late harvest Riesling with ...

Sierra Nevada Summer Pilsner

For the record I do not care for pilsners. They remind me of the crap I used to steal from my dad's refrigerator. They tend to be blank on the nose, weak at the front and have a nasty finish. ...