A Blind Date-Gusto Tastings

A cool, rainy Sunday can feel a little like Christmas here in Central Texas, especially at the Summer’s end.  Settling in at home with a cup of tea is about as good as it gets.  Unless you can be at Barley Swine enjoying a Blind Tasting with Gusto Tastings.  That is even better. Each month, […]

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This Wine Costs What?- A Great Piece from Talk-A-Vino

If you are lucky enough to live near a Trader Joe’s, Talk-A-Vino has some great wine values for you.  His follow up to this post, with even more suggestions, can be found here.  If you aren’t already following him, check out his site.  Enjoy! This Wine Costs What? If you follow the wine discussions in the social […]

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An Icon on, and in, a Bottle

Earlier in the summer I received two lovely bottles of wine. And I am not just referring to what was in the bottle. Biltmore Wines have created a simple, subtle bottle with an etching of an American icon, the Biltmore House. The appearance is sleek, the blends irresistible. Biltmore Century White is a beautifully balanced […]

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Grief and Gratitude (Originally posted 9/11/12)

This morning, our country marks the anniversary of September 11th, 2001. I originally posted this piece last year in honor of a dear friend, Jason Oswald. In his short time here on earth, he lived a life worth honoring. I am forever grateful for his friendship and his example. The light here begins to change […]

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A Friend Indeed

On our way to Colorado, we stopped at McPherson Winery in Lubbock, Texas and loaded up.  Truly.  Our truck was p-a-c-k-e-d and yet I still found room for over a case of wine.  Priorities, right?  Before visiting, I had tried the Tre Colore and the Viognier, both of which I really enjoyed.  I knew I would like his wine, I […]

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