Though Chardonnay is America’s favorite white wine, the availability of interesting white wines extends to every pocket of the globe. Here are a few favorites to look out for this summer.Full Story
Though Spanish regions, like Priorat and Ribera del Duero, have gained notoriety for their incredible wines in recent years, the wines of Rioja continue to deliver consistency and approachability, often for a very reasonable price.Full Story
Happy Chardonnay Day! Yes, for pretty much any taste treat we have a specific day to celebrate it – National Mac and Cheese Day, National Hot Chocolate Day, National Bacon Day…but today is one of my favorites, because I do love a good, crisp glass of ChardonnayFull Story
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