22nd Annual Cotes Du Coeur Celebrated the Heart 1920′s Style

Gershwin filled the air as Dallas wine lovers, dressed to the hilt in black tie and glitz, took a turn back to the 20′s to celebrate the 22nd annual Cotes du Coeur. The ballroom of the Hilton Anatole was transformed into a glamorous setting filled with lavish red roses in crystal vases sharing space with […]

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What To Drink Now: Savor Dallas Reserve Tasting and International Grand Tasting

Each year Savor Dallas continues to grow, bringing residents from all over North Texas together for a weekend of wine and food celebration. This year, in its ninth, Savor added evening events at Trinity Groves, the Perot Museum, and a special evening at the Dallas Arboretum, bringing Dallas Blooms and wines from all over the […]

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What To Drink Now: Merriman Wines with TJ’s Seafood

Last night I had the opportunity to join the monthly wine dinner held at the new location of TJ’s Seafood Market featuring the wines of Dallasite, Mike Merriman. I was a guest of TJ’s owner, Jon Alexis, who firmly believes the best food to pair with wine is seafood, confirming he is in the right […]

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Upcoming Opportunities To Taste

Though eating lighter and losing weight may be on your New Year’s resolution list, Dallas restaurants haven’t skipped a beat in creating some incredible wine dinners and tasting opportunities that will make you want to splurge just a bit.  Here are some of the tastiest options coming up in the next few weeks. You never […]

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What To Drink Now: Wine That Is Guaranteed To Impress

Whether you are shopping for your in-laws, your boss, your sweetie, or giving yourself a great holiday prize, these will pack an impressive punch and please any palate.  Here are a few of my favorite wines ideal for pairing with everything from the holiday ham to crown roast to a gorgeous beef tenderloin.  A few […]

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FT33 To Host Master Sommelier Wine Dinner Series

Matt McCallister is off to a brilliant start. This morning comes word that he is wasting no time in elevating the profile of his newly opened restaurant FT-33. They’ve announced three Monday night dinners featuring a wine pairing by a Master Sommelier from Texas. The cost is $125 per person, excluding tax and gratuity for […]

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The Grape Celebrates 40th Anniversary

2012 marks the 40th anniversary for one of Dallas’ best and consistently voted “most romantic” neighborhood bistros, The Grape. Throughout the past 40 years and through an ownership change, this little gem has stayed true to their opening idea of being a restaurant that celebrates classic bistro style cuisine with impeccable quality, while staying affordable, […]

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Upcoming Opportunities To Taste

If you are in the mood to try some great wine the opportunities are endless the next few weeks in and around Dallas.  Here are some great upcoming opportunities to taste. Tonight Maguire’s Restaurant hosts Eric Titus, of Napa Valley’s incredible Titus Vineyards for a 5-course tasting dinner .  I am a huge fan of the […]

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Allegrini Cook-Off For a Cause

Yesterday afternoon in the cooking studio at Central Market, four of Dallas’ favorite chefs came together to cook and compete for a great cause, each of their supported charities.  The event was the second stop on a three city tour created by Allegrini wine asking top chefs to create the ideal pairing for their Palazzo Della […]

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Chalk Talk: Tasting 90+ Wines at Ruth’s Chris In Fort Worth

I love wines with scores higher than my IQ, so when the peeps at Ruth’s Chris in Fort Worth invited me to a meal organized in conjunction with Wine Enthusiast Magazine and accompanied by wines that scored 90 or more points out of 100, I jumped at the chance. We started with a sparkling wine […]

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Restaurants and Chefs Come Together for a Cause at Duo

It was a packed house at Duo last night for a benefit to assist the family of Camilo Calderon, a General Manager at The Adolphus. He recently lost his sister to cancer and took over guardianship of her four children. Since he already had two children of his own he is now the (single) father […]

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TexSom Conference Kicks Off at Four Seasons Resort and Club in La Colinas

I am at The Four Seasons Resort and Club in Irving attending a day of pre-program events centered around TexSom. TexSom is the best DFW-area wine conference of the year. TexSom Conference and the Texas’ Best Sommelier Competition were founded by James Tidwell MS, CWE, Beverage Manager at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in […]

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