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Those Scary French Wines

French wine can scare even a seasoned wino, after all it is so, so, so...French! As a wise man once said, "French wine is very intimidating and should be imbibed by only the most seasoned, veteran aficionado of wine." That wise man? Me! ...

Live Tasting: Join us for Kunde Live on June 7th!

Join us tomorrow evening (Thursday, June 7) as we experience three new wine releases from Kunde Family Estates. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Houston time (8:30 Eastern, 5:30 Pacific) we will join fourth generation winegrowers Marcia and Jeff Kunde along with ...

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Lima Beans, Wine and Jane’s Addiction

When you were a little kid, you probably hated peas. I not only hated peas, but loathed lima beans. It was not so much the flavor, as the consistency. Lima beans, especially when prepared hastily, or from a can with ...

Amy rides the short bus!

Oops, that should read Amy makes the short LIST! I have absolutely no idea how that headline could have gotten up there, but when I find the responsible party, heads will roll! Since my wife isn't blowing her own horn ...

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Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

You have to choose Play with the boys You're bound to lose A bottle in one hand A can in the other Don't fool around 'cause they're real mean mothers -Wild in the Streets, Circle Jerks For the past couple of months, and then culminating in this past ...

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It’s Syrah, Dammit!

I try not to play favorites. When someone asks me what my favorite wine or grape is I usually babble some non-committal bullshit until I see their eyes glaze over and I know it is safe to change the subject. ...

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Wine: Myths and Mystery, a Top Ten List

Is there any other popular beverage steeped in so much myth and mystery as wine? Even Scotch would seem to be a distant second. There is no simpler alcoholic beverage to make if you break it down by basic process ...

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Seghesio: Still a Family Winery

It was raining when I arrived at the vast Seghesio Family Vineyards' facilities for a harvest time tour. Unlike Texas that would have welcomed it after a drought that wrought mass brush fires searing a swath through the Lone Star ...

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Is Wine Breathing Bunk? Guest Post by Denman Moody

We first encountered Denman Moody, Jr. in 2009, at the inaugural Houston Wine Conference, where he, along with Guy Stout and Gary Vaynerchuk, was a featured speaker. Now, we often join him at winemaker dinners in Houston, sometimes with his ...

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Hospice du Rhône to Celebrate 20 Years in 2012!

It's a wine event for Lovers of Rhône wines! This year Hospice du Rhône will mark two decades of celebrating everything Rhône at an annual Spring event in Paso Robles, California, scheduled for April 26-28, 2012. The world's largest celebration ...