New Wine Guide for the Emoji Generation from Wine Folly

September 22, 2015

Your wine decoder ring is here. Wine Folly, the highly visual and informative blog that regularly decrypts the complex world of wine with easy to understand infographics, has just released its first book, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine.   Wine is awesome. I can’t imagine enjoying a great meal without a delicious glass […]

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What’s on tap for the Texas Craft Brewers Festival and the 6 beers you’ve gotta try

September 17, 2015

The 2015 Texas Craft Brewers Festival returns to Fiesta Gardens on Saturday, September 19, 2015. The state’s largest craft beer event serving beer made exclusively in Texas got even bigger this year with 65 breweries pouring around 170 brews.   There will definitely be a style of beer to suit any palate, as brewers will bring […]

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What would Muppets drink?

September 16, 2015

“It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to get things started…” Following is a guest post from Beautiful Wife, Suzanne McGinnis, written in collaboration with me.    The “Muppet Show” is back. I can’t wait for the debut of the new series on Tuesday, September 22. I can […]

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3 DIY cocktails to toast the end of summer

September 1, 2015

Kids are going back to school. Municipal pools have closed. But summer isn’t really over. A few minutes in the merciless 100-degree sun will tell you that summer is still in full swing. A look at the calendar will tell you that summer cocktails are still in fashion until Wednesday, September 23. These sweltering afternoons […]

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I’m Embarrassed to be Texan

August 26, 2015

I actively support the Texas wine industry as a consumer, in my marketing communications business and as a wine writer. We have fantastic wineries making delicious wine in Texas. However after visiting the Finger Lakes wine region in upstate New York for the 8th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference, I’m embarrassed to be a Texan. I […]

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The Influence of Soccer, Hand-shakes and Donkeys on Wine

August 20, 2015

The Terroir of Chile in Viña Montes and of Argentina in Kaiken Second generation winemaker, Aurelio Montes del Campo, hosted a big barbeque at his home in Argentina this summer for friends to watch Chile battle Argentina in the final match of the Copa América soccer tournament. Guests eagerly sliced into a huge slab of beef […]

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The Intoxicating Experiences of the 2015 TexSom  

August 14, 2015

The Texas Sommelier Conference, aka TexSom, just wrapped its 11th annual session at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. It truly is one of the biggest and best wine education conferences in the world. It’s geared for wine professions and serious aficionados who get deliriously blissful to talk about the most […]

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Austin wine pro Nathan Fausti named the 2015 TexSom best sommelier

August 12, 2015

  Austin has a reputation for its excellent food and wine scene. That status is continually bolstered with prestigious awards. To add to the growing list of accolades, Nathan Fausti, sommelier at Olive & June, was crowned the 2015 TexSom Best Sommelier at the 11th annual Texas Sommeliers Conference (TexSom) held at the Four Seasons Resort and […]

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Infinite Monkey Theorem winery set to open in funky South Austin space

August 3, 2015

  Visiting wineries is the epitome of elegance. It’s easy to conjure fairy tale images of royalty while enveloped in the romance of walking rows of fragrant grapevines as you approach the palatial château to the tasting room. But a soon-to-open urban winery, The Infinite Monkey Theorem, throws that stereotype out the window. It’s fun. […]

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The 12 best places for happy hour in Central Austin 

August 2, 2015

CHAMPAGNE DINING AND DRINKING ON A BEER BUDGET   Just hearing the phrase “happy hour” gets people salivating. We love sipping delicious, inexpensive drinks and nibbling delectable bites while relaxing with friends. What a perfect way to end a workday. Austin is loaded with great places to eat and drink. Austin Woman/What Are You Drinking combed […]

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