A Perfect Day for Rosé-Texas Wine Revolution

{Media passes were provided, but no other compensation. Thoughts and opinions are my own.} Temperatures hovering around 80 with just enough of a breeze. Texas tunes and plates. Cerulean blue in the sky, an array of pink in my glass. Is there a better way to spend a day? As the Texas Wine industry continues […]

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Think Pink at the Texas Wine Revolution

The wildflowers aren’t the only thing blooming this time of year in Texas. While I’m a proponent of drinking rosé all year, sales of the pretty pink bottles soar in spring and summer. To kick off the season, Texas Wine Revolution will be held at the Horseshoe Bay Resort on Sunday, April 22nd from 1-5pm. […]

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2017 Gobble Gobble Give-#Austin

We are now in our 7th year here in Austin. If you’ve participated before, thank you. If you are in any of the cities we have Gobble, Gobble, Give, consider volunteering. This year we are returning to straight potluck (we had started buying meals) which means we can’t do it without you, without each other. […]

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Think you Know Pinot? #Pinotinthecity Review

I compared clones from neighboring vineyards and vertical samples from one plot. I tasted Pinot Gris that cleansed and teased my palate, Pinot Blanc, layered and zesty. I had a few sparkling wines and flat wines that sparkled. And while the wines warmed and pleased my palate, the winemakers, owners, and representatives warmed my heart.

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Want to Know Pinot?-Willamette Valley Wine

  If you are in Dallas or Austin, or anywhere near these cities, and want to learn more about Pinot Noir, this is a must attend. Willamette Valley Wines is presenting Pinot in the City in late January. the 24th in Dallas and the 26th in Austin. One of the 65 wineries represented with be […]

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Meanwhile in #TXwine-Texas Tuesday

While my opportunities to sneak away may diminish with summer, the world of Texas wine isn’t slowing.  In fact, it continues to expand in size and reputation.  My news feed has been full of announcements of accolades, invitations, and openings.  While I can’t attend or respond to all of them in the 18 minutes of […]

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Balance, Bubbles, and Bertolucci

Nearly two decades ago, a film set in the Tuscan countryside provided my first wine-related epiphany.  Not through her teenage prattle or any life-changing plot, but through one scene in particular.  The rich golden rays on a rustic table, wildflowers and clinking glasses, laughter and debate beneath the branches. I remember so clearly thinking: THAT.  […]

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A Trifecta of Taste-Somms Under Fire

I made it!  I have been trying for three years to make it to Somms Under Fire but January always seems to conspire against me with sick children and cedar misery.  Not this year.  They say “third times the charm” and three was the theme for the evening.  Three Sommeliers from around the country paired […]

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Reflections on 2014-Part 2

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust 2014 was a year in which my soul blossomed.  A seed, or should I say cutting, was planted years ago, one of fascination, intrigue.  A love, not just for wine, but for the people behind […]

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