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15 Wine Tools Recommended by a Master Sommelier

Posted: May 30, 2019 at 2:41 pm   /   Bars, Wine

From 2005 until 2016, Guy Stout was the only Master Sommelier in Houston and one of the first to ever pass in Texas. The Court of Master Sommeliers administers the exams, which are so famously difficult that movies have been made about the experience. Lately, Stout has had the number 15 on his mind. That’s […]

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Houston Sommeliers’ Picks for Best Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

Posted: December 18, 2018 at 1:37 pm   /   Bars, Featured, Wine

Nothing quite puts the “pop “in a holiday celebration like opening a bottle of bubbles. While most people think of these as the go-to wines for celebrations and toasts, they’re more versatile than that. They can kick off a meal, be part of the main dish or simply be served as a refreshment. We asked […]

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Houston Experts Reveal Great Thanksgiving Wines Available at Grocery Stores

Posted: November 19, 2018 at 1:12 pm   /   Bars, Sommeliers You Should Know, Wine

Since the Thanksgiving holiday’s modern inception in the late 1600s, wine has become a tradition. (For the pilgrims, it was cider and that’s a possibility even to this day, too.)  Not only do certain types of wine complement the meal, but it’s a wonderful — sometimes essential — “social lubricant” that softens the edges of those […]

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2018 Houston Restaurant Weeks Participants Amping Up Menus With Drink Pairings -Updated

Posted: August 1, 2018 at 8:13 am   /   Bars, Cocktails, Featured, Whisk(e)y, Wine

August is here, and that means it’s time for Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW). This annual month-long event runs from August 1 through September 3 and provides excellent chances for Houstonians to not only dine out for a good cause but also find some new favorite restaurants. Brunch and lunch cost $20 and dinner costs either […]

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Where To Drink In Houston For National Wine Day — Updated

Posted: May 23, 2018 at 3:40 pm   /   Bars, Wine

–Friday is the prelude to Memorial Day weekend — and the unofficial start of summer. Appropriately, it’s also National Wine Day: 24 hours dedicated to enjoying the fruit of the vine. (Yes, we agree that every day is that, really, but it’s nice to have a “holiday” set aside for wine lovers.) Many Houston wine bars […]

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