An Envy-able Experience-#CookingwithEnvy at Central Market

Sponsored post-I will be compensated for writing this post and my fee for the class was paid for by Envy apples. Thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m a little bit crunchy. Reading labels, seeking natural remedies, careful of what I put in and on my body. I’ve been asked to write about products before […]

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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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Bonne Année-Crémant for your New Years’ Celebration

{These wines were provided as media samples with no other compensation. Opinions are my own.} At this time of year, articles on sparkling wine are as plentiful and pervasive as the bubbles in the bottle. But I will throw one more at you, specifically focused on three diverse examples from one region. No, not Champagne. […]

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A 14k Gold Glue Gun?-Thoughts from a Room Parent

I debated long and hard about whether or not to brave the box store at this time of year. I approached with trepidation. How long are the lines going to be? How many mom’s are sweating, racing up and down aisles trying to get the last package of googly eyes? Why the cautious approach? It […]

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Affordable Elegance-Côtes de Bordeaux

{Wines provided as media samples. I received no other compensation. Thoughts, opinions are my own.} You’re having a party for 30 of your closest friends. They know you’re a wine lover. You know you’re a wine lover. You want to provide wines that will impress but not break the bank. You need elegant wine at […]

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As Easy as Pie, or Charcuterie-Envy Apples Sweepstakes and Recipe

{This is a sponsored post for which I will be compensated. Thoughts and opinions are my own} My mom’s apple pie was legendary. It is a recipe I mastered early on and one for which I have received many compliments and a few marriage proposals. One of my earliest memories is of going to the […]

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Travel Plans for the Holidays?-Dave Phinney Location Wines

{These wines were provided as media samples. No other compensation, thoughts are my own.} What are your travel plans for the holidays? Someplace exotic? Or do you lean toward the traditional? There is something to be said for both approaches. The same can be said when choosing wines. Perhaps you like to walk on the […]

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A Patch in the Hills-Ferzo Wines

{These wines were provided as media samples, no other compensation. Thoughts are my own.} Yesterday, I highlighted an Italian grape and a less well-known white from the Hill Country of Texas. Today, we look at an obscure white and the same Italian grape, grown in the hilly region of origin. On the east coast of […]

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Wedding Oak Stand Outs-Texas Tuesday

{These wines were provided as media samples with no other compensation. Thoughts are my own.} We all have our favorites. We may not tell our children that. They may shift from day-to-day or year-to-year, but we have them. I have some favorite wineries and wines from that producer. Here are two favorites from Wedding Oak […]

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