Category: Reviews

Of fans and fanboys: Cornerstone Cellars

I get a kick out of fanboys (and fangirls). There is a certain phone that seems to generate some of the funniest ones around. No matter the facts, no matter the specs, no matter how often they look at other ...

Wineries help raise $300k for Scholarships, Education

The Houston CPA Society raised $300,000 in funds for accounting scholarships and CPAs Helping in Schools programs at their 2011 Scholarship Extravaganza held this year at the Junior League of Houston. Co-chaired this year by Mark Lee and Susan Sample, Houston ...

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Wine Reviews are Bullshit!

Penn and Teller have a series on Showtime called Bullshit where they expose things that they consider to be, well...bullshit. They choose a topic each week, such as Martial Arts, Life Coaches, the U.S. Criminal Justice System, or Abstinence, and ...

Where I like to drink here in Houston

The focus of this blog has never been local, but given that we live in the fourth largest city in the U.S. and the fact that it seems that everyone has to pass through here at some time in their ...

Pourquoi Syrah? Get Ready for International Syrah Day!

Happy Wine Wednesday! Next Wednesday, February 16th, Hospice du Rhône will be celebrating International Syrah Day in preparation for their 19th Annual Hospice du Rhône celebration in Paso Robles, California USA April 28-30, 2011. HdR wants wine drinkers everywhere to ...

Fabulous Valentine Gifts for the Wine Lover

You've been racking your brain for the perfect Valentine gift for your wine lover and are all out of ideas? We found two fabulous gifts for the man or woman who has everything. The Durand for vintage cork removal If ...

Glen Ellen 2007 Petite Sirah

Show a little faith there's magic in the night You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright Oh and that's alright with me - Bruce Springsteen, Thunder Road I did not expect to write this review. Glen Ellen? Don't they make bum wine? I ...

Wines of the Loire Valley: Muscadet

There is a wine from the oft called "Garden of France" that is the perfect pairing for fresh seafood. So much so that whenever I reach into the wine chiller and suggest it, Joe chastises me, "No, that's for when ...

Wineries Invited to Donate Wine for Scholarships

How can you get your wines in front of 8,000 potential wine lovers with significant discretionary income? By donating wine for a Wine Pull as part of The Houston CPA Society's 2011 Scholarship Extravaganza set for Friday, February 18, ...

Marita’s Vineyard: Because I’m Worth It!

Tom Davis taught advanced reporting in my journalism program at Marshall University. He also threw great holiday parties. Prior to his teaching gig, he worked at a number of newspapers including the Detroit Free Press. It was pretty clear he taught ...