2008 Château de Camparian Pessac-Léognan

Looking for a wine to pair with a slow-cooked roast? Why not choose a Bordeaux? The 2008 Château de Camparian Pessac-Léognan comes from the northern part Graves, the wine-growing region of Bordeaux classified in 1953. Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) Pessac-Léognan is a relatively new sub-region (1987) and is recognized for both its red and white wines. Pessac-Léognan also includes the only red-wine producer outside the Haut-Médoc which was classified in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification […]

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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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Château Smith Haut Laffite Grand Cru Classé de Graves 2008

Deep red core with a lighter red rim in this luscious Bordeaux from Pessac-Léognan. Leathery cinnamon and cocoa on the nose. A mélange of succulent black fruit. Soft tannins create a silky smooth mouth feel.  Black cherry and mocha finish. Pair with a New York Strip Steak – cooked no more than medium rare. 13.5% ABV. Procured from our friends at JJBuckley, now available to Texas consumers! Our 2010 Vintage bottles are expected late in the Fall!

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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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Around the World in 80 Sips Comes to Houston!

An exciting wine event hits Houston Friday, July 12, 2013 in the Union Station Lobby at Minute Maid Park. Bottlenotes is hosting Around The World in 80 Sips™! Around The World in 80 Sips™ is a series of public events attended by hundreds of consumers in San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Boston, Denver and New York. The events bring together young, professional wine enthusiasts to taste some of the world’s best […]

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AWB Launches First Fridays!

You may notice we haven’t been posting that often lately, me especially. Partly because it’s just been tough. We have all sorts of wine stories in the queue; trips to Portland, Carlton, Italy, ZinFest and tons of reviews that are still to come. But we did start doing something new. It’s called First Friday. And it’s all about sharing wine! We started as a way to avoid my late mother’s Estate Sale. Watching vultures pick […]

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Wineries help raise $300k for Scholarships, Education

A highlight of the evening was the Wine Pull Event where guests were invited to purchase a cork “pull” for $25. Each cork corresponded to one bottle of wine valued $25 or higher. Planned to last the entire evening, the event was so popular that all 104 of the “pulls” (and wines!) were awarded by 8:00 p.m. when dinner service began. Excited participants deemed the pull, the “Best Event Ever!”

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Meritage

Along with Moët and Claret, Meritage is one of the most mispronounced wine words in America. Think “heritage” when saying it as that is one of the roots of the word. When I visited California last Fall, it seemed that every winery had their own version of this Bordeaux-style blend. Some of them were outstanding, others were in serious need of aging, and others just shouldn’t have been. However, it is a great concept that […]

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