D-I-Y Wine

D-I-Y Wine

One of the latest options for expanding ones enjoyment of wine is to partake of the services of what is know as custom wineries. These are businesses that, to varying degrees, offer their customers professional guidance, materials and the facilities to make and bottle...
A Book Review: “The Advanced Oenophile”

A Book Review: “The Advanced Oenophile”

The Advanced Oenophile It would be impossible to be an active participant in the Houston wine scene without having encountered Denman Moody, one of the most well known and prolific wine authorities and writers in the country. Over many years, Denman has been as...
12 Great French Wines for $20 or Less

12 Great French Wines for $20 or Less

While no one really refutes the idea that France has produced some of the world’s best, most individual wines for as long as wine has been made, many have a problem with making them their first choice when choosing a bottle. Price, pronunciation and confusion all play...
A Book Review: “The Wineslinger Chronicles”

A Book Review: “The Wineslinger Chronicles”

The Wineslinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine Since 1998 no one has more willingly or enthusiastically worn the mantle of Texas’ own wine writer than Russell Kane. He has covered Texas wine and cuisine in many articles in several publications, as well as on his blog,...
Cupid’s Cocktail

Cupid’s Cocktail

A Survey of Chocolate Liqueurs There are times when one feels it’s more appropriate to be ridiculous than sublime. Or maybe, just times when we realize that we have a better chance of pulling ridiculous off, and simply want to stack the deck in favor of achieving even...