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Kiepersol Estates: East Texas Winery Advances With Quality Wine

Tyler is not, as you may have heard, a world famous wine making center. Nor is it renowned for its vineyards. However, quietly and for over a decade one winery has been working assiduously to change that impression: Kiepersol Estates. The winery makes all of its wine from grapes grown  on the 66 acres surrounding  the […]

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Recipe Contest: Cocktail Winner

The cocktail contest certainly drew in some stiff competition. We had several serious mixologists-in-the-making submit recipes for yummy holiday libations. It wasn’t easy, but we chose Michael Martensen’s Italian Sparkler cocktail (jump for the recipe). While we were blown away by submissions including St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur and the likes of absinthe and heavy cream […]

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Recipe Contest: Wine or Sparking Wine Cocktail Day 1

Today begins our final category in our Central Market Recipe Contest as we build the perfect holiday meal! Admittedly, it’s my favorite category: Wine or Sparkling Wine Cocktail. Submit your favorite cocktail recipes that include wine, and you’re entered to win a $100 gift certificate to Central Market. We’ll announce the winner Wednesday, Dec. 29. […]

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Next Chefs for Farmers Dinner Scheduled for March 13

Great work is being done (and created for happy tasters) by the outstanding local chefs who participate in the Chefs for Farmers events, as we have noted previously (in Dallas October 19 and Ft. WorthDecember 5).  The organization, started by Chef Matt McCallister (formerly with Stephan Pyles) and his dynamic wife Iris, is designed to raise awareness for using local ingredients from […]

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