John Wayne embodied the spirit of the rugged American, a man’s man, whether it was playing a cowboy, war hero or outlaw. A man who could also show his emotional side, especially when a child, animal or his sweetheart were involved.Full Story
Take a break, sip on a glass of wine and enjoy this beautiful weather. Why? Because you deserve it.Full Story
Happy Earth Day! This annual holiday, that started in 1970 and is now celebrated in over 190 countries around the world, is the day to stop, take note of your surroundings and honor Mother Earth, as, similar to life, we only have one.Full Story
A gal with a taste for grapes just asked me if I know of any Dallas restaurants with a nice list of Texas wines.Full Story
Plan a date and bring your mate to one of these five wine, beer, and whiskey pairing dinners. Sip and taste your way through the night with a delicious meal accompanied with hand-selected beverages.Full Story
Easter Sunday brunch is a time for celebration, a time to bring family and friends together with great food and beautiful glasses of wine. If you are staying in for Easter brunch, here are a selection of wines ideal to pair with anything from smoked salmon to beef tenderloin. A few were sent in for editorial consideration.Full Story
My friend and co-worker Raya has been bugging me about a sparkling wine taste test for ages.
This week, after battling my desire to do bubble tea, I finally caved in.
Unfortunately, the only Texas winery I know that makes sparkling wine is completely out of stock. Maybe next year, McPherson Cellars. Maybe next year.
Do yourself a favor and make reservations today for these three wine dinners that will keep you up on your wine game.
You’ll be a much happier person for it.
Refreshing, flavorful, light and interesting cocktails are sure to elevate your happy hour this season. If you are looking for a few new creations these are sure to satisfy.Full Story
Spring is stunning in Dallas. It’s probably the best time of year to live in our great city. But if you have a little spring fever and you’re looking for a reason to get out of town on a long weekend, here are a few ideas over the coming months that are great excuses to hop on a plane or take a road trip.Full Story
The Final Four games start tomorrow, and you need two things to help you scream, “Go Badgers!” at the top of your lungs: food and drink. It’s a good thing, then, there are plenty of awesome deals hitting Dallas and Fort Worth this weekend. Let’s drink to that.Full Story
Earlier this week, we went on a black winter truffle hunt with wine company Gonzalez Byass in the northern part of Spain—specifically, the Somontano region—where I was traveling as their guest. After the hunt and a very hot shower in the medieval village of Alquezar, we set off for our truffle feast prepared by chef Carmelo Bosque of the Michelin-starred Lillas Pastia.Full Story
This week’s Wine Dinner Wednesday list is something to feast your eyes on. Take a peek at these six delicious ways to wine and dine this week.Full Story
Of all the delicacies in the world, none excites my palate more than an earthy truffle. They can be white or black, from the Piedmont region of Alba at the foothills of the Alps, the Périgord region in France, or the Spanish hills of Somontano in the shadows of the Pyrenees. The divine, intense aroma […]Full Story
Restaurateurs, craft breweries, distilleries, and food artisans showcased their most savory treats to Fort Worth Food and Wine festival-goers this past weekend, bringing flavors of both Fort Worth and Dallas to the masses. I was lucky enough to attend two of the many events the festival had to offer, including the Grand Tasting and Sip & Savor events at the Renaissance Worthington. With enough food and drinks to go around, I can tell you I will not be eating for another week. But I will probably be hitting up one of the restaurants I sampled at the festival.Full Story
Take time out of your week for a little wining and dining. Whether it’s a special Italian wine dinner in Fort Worth or a mozzarella-and-beer pairing class, we’ve got you covered.Full Story
Continuing with some of the great wineries of Sonoma County, here are a few additional ones to try and visit when traveling to the area. Each welcome you like you are part of the family.Full Story
On Saturday night, the ballroom of the Hilton Anatole Hotel was buzzing with enthusiastic guests, helped by the plethora of wine poured by 32 wineries from around the nation and around the world. The 23rd annual Cotes du Coeur International Fine Wine Auction and Celebrity Chef Dinner, the American Heart Association’s (AHA) largest charity gala event in the country, hosted by the Dallas Division of the AHA, invited me as a guest.Full Story
As part of Savor Dallas, Republic National Distributing hosted a panel wittingly titled “Stirring Up Innovation” that focused on the craft spirit movement. Sly Cosmopoulous (yes, it’s on her birth certificate) led the effort as we ventured through a number of unique cocktails, both old and new. My personal favorite was the Dear John, a blend of Garrision Brothers Bourbon, lemon juice, simply syrup, cardamom and elderflower tonic. Second place was the Eclipse Punch, consisting of the five required components of spirit (in this case, chamomile infused Mt. Gay rum), citrus, water, herb and sugar.Full Story
Savor Dallas celebrated its tenth birthday this past weekend, and did so in elegant fashion. As the brainchild of Jim White and and Vicki Briley-White, the gathering continues to be one of the most respected and cherished events for oenophiles, chefs, and food-enthusiasts alike.Full Story