Back-to-School with Beer: Brewniversity Houston Starts Sept. 12

Go Back to School with Beer as Central Market hosts another semester of Brewniversity with all new classes for beer lovers and learners starting Thursday, September 12 in the Houston, Texas location. Classes kick off with a Sip & Stroll around the Westheimer location, where patrons can sample beers, ales and the foods paired with featured selections. Or, spend an evening with cheese expert Janet Fletcher as she teaches the art of pairing artisanal cheeses […]

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Kobrand Tour d’Italia brings Italian Tastings to Consumers, Trade

Fine wine and spirits importer Kobrand Corporation is once again hosting their annual ‘Kobrand Tour d’Italia,’ an eight-city tour for their Italian winemakers to showcase their upcoming releases. The Italian wine tour began this Monday in New Jersey and ends September 19th in Los Angeles. Stops along the way include Buffalo, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, Austin, Denver and Las Vegas. Press and trade tastings will be held in each city along with consumer dinners. Select cities […]

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Expert Wine Reviews May Be Inferior

Our friend Joe Roberts aka 1WineDude penned a great piece about the inferiority of an expert’s opinion over that of the wisdom of crowds when it comes to wine reviews. The Dude offered a well-reasoned argument, suggesting, that while it was not without some value, the wine “expert” review is actually “less valuable than the opinion offered by an educated, engaged, passionate, and diverse group of people…” And he based it on…gasp…science and research! You […]

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Another Wine Blog named Top Wine Blog in Millésima 2014 Awards

Another Wine Blog has been named one of the Top 10 Wine News Blogs for 2014 by Millésima Fine Wines. A leading international fine wine merchant offering grand cru from Burgundy, the Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés and champagne to more than 70,000 consumers and the leading provider of fine wine futures (en primeur wine) throughout the world since 1983, Millésima today is the 5th largest buyer of wine futures on the Bordeaux marketplace. Millésima says […]

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DIY: Wine-Themed Dimmer in 8 Steps

Want to create some wine lover ambiance in your dining room? If you love custom light switch plates as much as I do, you will love this grapes and wine cork dimmer switch that you can make yourself in eight easy steps. Changing out a standard single light switch to a dimmer will help save energy in your home. For this project, you will need to purchase a Single Pole Rotary Dimmer switch. Then change out […]

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First Friday: Dog Days of Summer Whites

Another Wine Blog is celebrating First Friday Wine Tasting with Dog Days of Summer Whites. The first friday of every month, we select a theme and invite guests to taste along with us. Last month we tasted Expressions of Italian Grapes, including wines from Seghesio, Castello D’Albola, Feudo Principe di Butera and Masseria Altemura, DaVinci and Santi to name a view. We have also celebrated Bordeaux, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Wines of the Pacific Northwest. […]

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Bottlenotes in Houston: A Hip, Millennial Appeal

Around The World in 80 Sips™ hit Houston last week, featuring 80-plus wines from all over. Set in the Union Station Lobby at Minute Maid Park, the event brought young, professional wine enthusiasts together to taste some of the world’s best bottles. We sent our own millennial wine enthusiast, Bridget Brett to check out the Bottlenotes-sponsored event. Here is her report. Sipping, Socializing, and Shopping! by Bridget Brett The Bottlenotes event is upbeat, casual, and […]

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