What To Drink Now: Noteworthy Napa

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.

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What To Drink Now: Stellar Sauvignon Blanc

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.

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Pour Judgment: Great Service and Good Craft Cocktails at the Bowen House

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.

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What To Drink Now: Easter Wine

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.

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4 Upcoming Food and Wine Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

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.

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