Wine

Heights Wine Bar Serves Up Wine Country Experience

POSTED: May 24, 2021 AT 11:36 am   /   Bars, Wine

All Houston restaurants faced challenges last year due to the pandemic, but perhaps none more so than places that opened just as the Texas government ordered state-wide dining room shutdowns. Mutiny Wine Room, a combination tasting room, restaurant and retail outlet at 1124 Usener, fell into that dire category. In January 2020, about two months […]

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French Country Wines in Rice Village Still Thriving Thanks to New Services

POSTED: November 17, 2020 AT 10:40 am   /   Bars, Sponsored, Wine

Sponsored Bars were not the only businesses impacted by the shutdowns necessitated by COVID-19. In Houston, French Country Wines at 2433 Bartlett, a small, independent wine shop established by Tim and Phyllis Smith over a decade ago and owned and operated by Jean-Philippe Guy for the past seven years, is a beloved Rice Village mainstay. […]

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Meet the Iron Sommelier Houston 2020 Winners

POSTED: November 13, 2020 AT 10:32 am   /   Bars, Sommeliers You Should Know, Wine

There’s a new wine king in town. The annual Iron Sommelier competition was held last night in a split virtual-at-home and in-person format at both Hugo’s and Backstreet Cafe to reduce and socially distance the typically huge crowd  — which in normal years gathers at The Houstonian. Iron Sommelier benefits The Periwinkle Foundation every year, pitting the […]

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Houston Wine Competition Featuring Top Sommeliers Goes Virtual for 2020

POSTED: November 3, 2020 AT 9:14 am   /   Bars, Wine

One of Houston’s most-loved food and drink events is back, albeit modified for the current times. The 2020 Iron Sommelier competition takes place November 12. The yearly event, which usually fills a ballroom at The Houstonian Hotel, brings together Bayou City sommeliers to showcase their creativity and presentation skills in friendly competition. It benefits The […]

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