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Popular Midtown Wine Bar 13 celsius is Celebrating Its 13th Anniversary With 13 Events

Posted: December 5, 2019 at 4:33 pm   /   Bars, Wine

13 celsius at 3000 Caroline is such a fixture in Houston that it is both surprising and appropriate that the wine bar — located in a 1920s-era building that was once a dry cleaners — is now 13 years old. It was one of Houston’s first serious wine bars, and yet the prevailing culture is […]

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Houston Wine Pros Return to Iron Sommelier to Battle in Good Taste

Posted: October 24, 2019 at 7:45 am   /   Bars, Wine

The annual Iron Sommelier competition returns on Wednesday, October 30 to its usual glamorous venue, The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa at 111 North Post Oak. It’s not just a wine competition: it’s also an important fundraiser for the Periwinkle Foundation, which provides programs for children, young adults and families who are challenged by cancer […]

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Best Bang-For-the-Buck Wines in Houston Restaurants & Bars

Posted: July 15, 2019 at 7:39 pm   /   Bars, Wine

Everyone loves a good value, but when it comes to wine it’s not always a great idea to aim for the cheapest glass or bottle on the list. However, sometimes it’s fine! Sommeliers at Houston’s finest restaurants and wine bars all have favorite under-appreciated and under-valued regions they enjoy putting onto their lists. We talked […]

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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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