Celebrating My Portugality- #EsporãoDay

{I attended this event as media but no other compensation was provided. Thoughts are my own.} In honor of the inaugural Esporão Day, the winery and Evan Goldstein, MS invited me an other writers from the area to “celebrate our Portugality.” Without this country’s agricultural and epicurean contributions, our tables would look very different. Without […]

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Recent Fun, Food, and Libations in Austin-Texas Tuesday

As media, I get invited to some pretty fantastic events around Austin. I don’t receive compensation other than the yummy food and drink. Here are a few I recently attended: Last Thursday, The Wine and Food Foundation held Toast of Texas, an event honoring the wines featured in Jessica Dupuy’s list of the best wines […]

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What’s Coming in #TXwine?-Part 2-Texas Tuesday

I previously shared about our first stop on the “en primeur” media tasting of barrel tastings in the Texas Hill Country at Wedding Oak Winery. This week, we continue with Texas Tuesday in Tow, Texas. For our next stop on the Roll Out the Barrel Tour, we went back to the root of the Hill […]

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We have a Winner!- 2019 Somms Under Fire

{I was provided with a media pass for this event. Thoughts, opinions are my own.} Each year, the number of events highlighting food and wine in Austin seems to grow exponentially. Each year, this is an event that stands out. As Devon Brogile and June Rodil explained and introduced the event, Rodil mentioned that there […]

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Want to get Inside the Head of a Sommelier?-2019 Somms Under Fire

If you love good wine, good food, and good company, Somms Under Fire next Sunday is a not-to-be-missed event. Each year, three top Sommeliers from around the country compete as dozens more support through volunteering at this event. Three courses, prepared by local chefs are served, paired with wines in competitive fashion. Once a wine […]

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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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