It’s Wine Dinner Wednesday. Check out the special dinners going on around town.Full Story
There are some very exciting things happening these days in Willamette valley. Yes it is a region known for their stellar Pinot Noir, but beyond that the region continues to make headway on a few beloved varieties that are just now really developing in the area, like Chardonnay.Full Story
Two years ago, I wrote Canary By Gorji was one of the most underrated restaurants in Dallas. Today, I add Zen Sushi to the list.Full Story
There are few things as divine as a well made robust and refined, elegant and reserved Napa Valley Cabernet. From earthy Oakville to dusty Rutherford, to mineral rich, volcanic Atlas Peak and Howell Mountain, either valley floor or mountain fruit, from top to bottom the 30 mile long Napa Valley delivers such a vast variety of Cabernet Sauvignon styles that any palate can find something they like.Full Story
Happy Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday that seems to be celebrated more in America and Texas in particular. Do you think it’s because we are always ready to celebrate something? Anything?Full Story
Though Chardonnay continues to be the most popular white wine in the country, warming springtime temperatures beg for something a little lighter, potentially a little grassier, a little more citrus or mineral filled, making it an ideal wine to sip right now. Here are a few that were sent to me recently for editorial consideration, as well as a few that I will sip any time of year. Right now, they are perfect.Full Story
When popular vintage shop Ahab Bowen closed in 2011, Dallas fashionistas were devastated. The house stood unused until five weeks ago, when it reopened as another business honoring the past, Victorian era-themed bar, Bowen House. I stopped by Saturday night at 9 pm to get a feel for the place and to sample the drinks.Full Story
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