Houston Sommelier Competition, Taste of Italy, Simply Italian: upcoming wine tastings and events in the Bayou City. Taste virtually and in person
There is SO much to be excited about in the Houston wine scene. But the event I'm most looking forward to is the return of the in-person Taste of Italy trade fair and festival...
2 days ago - Do Bianchi
The myth of the “Chianti recipe,” a Chianti post by Mike Madaio that you need to read, and Slow Wine news
Breaking news: the organizers of the Chianti tasting told me that Slow Wine has confirmed the dates of its January-February 2022 U.S. tour. A great read: please check out wine...
8 days ago - Do Bianchi
Debunking Chianti myths, speaking Chianti truths
There is no Italian wine more closely tied to the country's culture and history than the wine we know today as Chianti. Few remember that the great visionary of Chianti was...
9 days ago - Do Bianchi
Karbach Brewing and Houston Rockets Release Collab Beer
Karbach Brewing Co. and the Houston Rockets are announcing their new collaboration beer, Clutch City Lager, is now officially hitting store shelves across Houston.
10 days ago - Brewbound
Taste with me online and in person in Houston: Thursday 1/13 Chianti tasting/seminar; virtual dinners “at” Roma with favorite producers
Many of us in the U.S. wine industry had hoped that January would see the return of Italian winemakers to the U.S. Unfortunately, as all of us know too well, that's not going...
11 days ago - Do Bianchi
Sommelier and Wine Director Evan Turner Is Greek Wine's No. 1 Hype Guy
Evan Turner, sommelier and wine director at Krasi Meze and Wine in Boston's Back Bay, leads the largest Greek wine list in the country. Previously second to New York City's...
11 days ago - Vine Pair
All About Chianti: The Lifestyle, the Region, and the Wine
Few wines embody a location the way Chianti embodies Tuscany. When opening a bottle of Chianti DOCG wine, one can practically see vine-covered yellow villas overlooking a...
30 days ago - Vine Pair
They launched a wine shop during the pandemic and they're still going strong. Taste with me and two of Houston's leading wine entrepreneurs this Friday
Some may remember my post from September of last year, “How to open a wine shop during a pandemic,” about Vesper Wine owners and founders Aisha Savage-Shirley and James Oliver...
1 month ago - Do Bianchi
Come jam with me: PARTY at our house this Sunday!
Tracie, Georgia, Lila Jane, and I will be opening our home to anyone who would like to join us this weekend for our Blow Out Hanukkah Party and Open Mic 2021. There will be...
1 month ago - Do Bianchi
The Rise of the Nonalcoholic Bottle Shop
A lineup of drinks at Sipple Co. in Houston. | Sipple Co. /Facebook Across the country, brick and mortar stores are opening to serve the needs of anyone looking for a fancy...
1 month ago - Eater
The headlines of Food Drink Buzz
Vegan Vodka Pasta
Vegan vodka pasta is creamy, indulgent and rich with tomatoey goodness. The TikTok craze is actually so good!
Valentine Raspberry Vodka Spritz
A Raspberry Vodka Spritzer with Blood Orange is perfect for Valentine's Day.! Featuring fresh squeezed blood orange juice, raspberry vodka,
Craft brewers jump on the non-alcoholic bandwagon
Non-alcoholic beer sales are booming as people embrace Dry January or just cut back on their drinking. Craft brewers are also getting into the action.
We are the dead
1 oz White Rum 1 oz Smith & Cross Rum 1 oz El Dorado 5 Year Rum 1/2 oz Pineapple Rum 1/2 oz Velvet Falernum 3/4 oz Lime Juice 1/4 oz Grenadine 1/4 oz Pineapple Syrup 2 dash...
1 1/2 oz Tequila 1/2 oz Campari 1/2 oz Cynar Build in a rocks glass with ice, stir to mix and chill, and garnish with a lemon twist. Two Fridays ago, I returned to A Spot at...
What I'm Drinking: Tre Baci
I've had a fair amount of lush, creamy, type drinks on the ol' Spiked Punch lately (with Holly Jolly homemade cream liqueur and the Silk Stocking cocktail a couple of example)...
Michelob ULTRA Debuts First-Ever Limited-Edition NBA Team Cans
18 NBA Teams. Four featured artists. One beer that's making hoop dreams happen on the 18th day of the year.
Non-alcoholic beers are finally good
Craft beer's emphasis on strong flavors has reinvented non-alcoholic beer, bringing better choices than ever to people who want new options. (Image credit: Christophe Petit...
Soju: Everything You Need to Know About Korea's National Drink
The national drink of Korea, soju is the best-selling liquor in the world by volume, and sales have only been growing in recent years. Long underrated in America, soju is...
CraftHaus Brewery Included in the Lazy Dog Beer Club
Local favorite, CraftHaus Brewery and Lazy Dog Restaurants are introducing a special West Coast style IPA as part of the Lazy Dog Beer Club's latest quarterly release, “Attack...