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Always Seasonal: Gallica Albariño Calaveras 2015

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Oh. My. Goodness. Look at her shoes. And after Labor Day no less. Shudder. She's wearing... white! The prevailing opinion, be it for marketing or merely historical convenience, is that for every wine there is a season: Red for Autumn and ...

Repent? I wonder what they meant.

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Things are going to slide, slide in all directions Won't be nothing Nothing you can measure anymore The blizzard, the blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it has overturned the order of the soul - Leonard Cohen, The Future Santayana was right and Godwin can ...

American Decency: Not Too Big to Fail

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Education does not necessarily make one smarter. I think the most recent election underscores that statement: millions of educated voters decided to spin the wheel, throw the dice, and bet on the candidate with no experience who spent the last year ...

Celebrate National Taco Day on Taco Tuesday October 4!

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Who makes the best tacos? If you live on social media, you know tomorrow is Taco Tuesday -- but not just any Taco Tuesday. It's doubly special -- because it is also National Taco Day! Thousands will take to twitter, ...

Ingress, Pokémon and Published!

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You may have noticed our absence as of late. Rest assured we are alive and well -- traveling, tasting and tweeting. We are spending less time indoors, and more time out. And the result? Weight loss and a better outlook ...

Nine Years of Wine, Travel and Friends

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There is a common myth that it takes 21 days to establish a new habit. Scientific observation and research indicate it takes quite a bit longer -- an average of 66 days. But how long does it take to break ...

Escape to Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC

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Charismatic Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn't the only thing drawing United States' visitors across the border. As we count down to Cleveland and the start of the Republican National Convention, both Democrats and Republicans alike are making the same inquiry: Just how ...

Wine v. Beer: Which Pairs Best?

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You know that couple. Maybe you ARE that couple. You love wine; she loves beer. Or maybe HE loves wine and you love beer. Is it possible to pair a dish with both wine and beer together? That was the challenge ...

Mother Nature, the Original Foodie

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Mother Nature proved she is the original foodie last week at a sumptuous banquet overlooking Buffalo Bayou to celebrate ten years of Recipe for Success. As dark clouds rolled in and thunder shook the glass of the building where I ...

Pasaporte Mexico Comes to Central Market, April 20 – May 3

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We love our Tex-Mex here in Houston! But many of us gringos have no concept of authentic Mexican cuisine, although we occupy land once part of Estados Unidos Mexicanos. While a certain orange-hued cartoon character drums up votes with his ...

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