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Interesting Wine Question

I was sent a message with the following question: If you could only drink 2 wines, one white one red, for the foreseeable, what would they be? The questioner is writing a book, and his final chapter will include answers from ...

Fantastic Sangria Recipe

This is definitely a sangria with some zing. Give it a try on a hot summer afternoon. 1 bottle of Zinfandel or Syrah 2 cups Vernor's ginger ale 1/4 cup simple syrup 2 lemons cut into wedges 1 orange cut into wedges 2 limes cut into ...

Wine Can Make You Skinny

You mean that I have been wasting my time spending all of those hours at the gym? I only needed to drink more red wine?  I think I will start tonight. The findings, to be presented this week at The Endocrine ...

Barbecue Nirvana – Best BBQ EVER

This is my last piece on BBQ for a long time, I swear. As I mentioned yesterday, every year Texas Monthly Magazine ranks and reviews the Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas. One thing that is a constant each year is ...

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 ...