Author: Iris Allen

  • The Urban Sonoma Experience

    The Urban Sonoma Experience

    The Association of African American Vintners’ wine tasting took place in a beautiful courtyard with vine laden trellises and a waterfall wall — an added bonus to the beautiful weather that was great for walking around outside sipping on red and white wines (anywhere else but Houston).The Texas Wineauxs could not wait to experience the first taste of wines seldom heard of outside of the state of California. The exception being Mac McDonald’s Vision Cellars whose Pinot Noir won Top Red Wine at the 2011 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition.

  • Baptism by Grape

    Baptism by the grape can truly be considered a religious experience to even the most unsuspecting wine drinker. When the palate is introduced to the right varietal at that pivotal moment, whether it was accompanied by a meal or not, the flavors hit all of the important sensory points and you just want to throw your hands in the air and shout “hallelujah!” Ok maybe it is not that dramatic but you get the picture.