• Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Texas Wine Will Take on the Whole World at a Syrah Tasting on Monday

    American wine no longer has the second-class status it had years ago. California wineries are widely respected. The Washington Post and the New York Daily News have both declared Virginia to be the next "it" place for wine lovers. So how does Texas wine match up against the world's best? That ques ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Green Bay's Charles Woodson Goes Long on Price With His Wine

    ​Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson has been making the rounds this week, sharing his winery's TwentyFour Cabernet Sauvignon with Dallas drinkers. Woodson's already appeared at Ocean Prime, Veritas and Kenichi. Celebrity wines aren't unusual: Martha Stewart, Lil Jon, Peggy Fleming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Texoma Winery Punches Humble Ruby Cab's Dance Card​People aren't the only ones who suffer through hot Texas summers. Grapes feel the scorch as well, which means the state's not the place to produce varietals that wither in the heat. After years of stubborn experimentation with Pinot Noir and other delicate grapes, the Texas wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Drink Up, You Cheap Winos

    ​You've heard of Two Buck Chuck? How about three-buck Wink? The $2.99 Winking Owl Merlot is found exclusively at Aldi, the deep discount grocery store. Bottled by Gallo, it's a thoroughly respectable little bottle of grape with hints of cherry and other sweet fruits. I dare you to put it on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Unexpectedly Exciting Shiraz From Messina Hof

    ​Messina Hof winery in Bryan is the second-most visited tourist attraction in Brazos County. The winery has a restaurant, bed-and-breakfast and an annual guest tally of more than 250,000 eager oenophiles Messina Hof is said to be the most award-winning Texas winery in national and internation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Pairing Off: Red Beans And Rice

    Patrick Michels​Each week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.This Creole staple is cooked slowly over low heat so vegetables, spices and beans melt into a richly flavored stew. Some people add andouille or ham before pouring it over plates of white ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: The Porch

    Special Friday EditionDuring birthday season, I had the pleasure of celebrating one of our resident girl drinker's special day at Consilient Restaurant's neighborhood-gourmet (just made that up, but now that I think about it, it's my new favorite genre of bites) eatery, The Porch. First, let me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Where The Wine Things Are

    When it comes to wine, some people are able to identify and pedigree a glass in less than 30 seconds. Others are in the "like what you like 'cause you like it" category. A few still rate jug wines highly, on the quantity is quality principle. Regardless of which camp you fall into, if you love wine, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008
  • Dining

    July 3, 2008
  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    Strung Out

    ...With their bows out

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2008

    Last Night: DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist at House of Blues

    The Hard Sell? Only a little. (Jessica Walker)DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist Jan. 19, 2008 House of Blues Better Than: When I drink too much Shiraz and play classic '80s records for my friends for hours and hours and hours… Wand-ed down once again for another live music extravaganza at House of Blu ... More >>

  • News

    February 22, 2007

    Absolutely Fabulous

    It's a fashion jungle out there unless you have the right guide

  • Dining

    May 18, 2006

    Wallop Pack

    Size matters--and so does steak--at Ranch

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2004

    Eyes on Hope

    A different view of life in Nicaragua

  • Culture

    July 3, 2003

    Will Power

    Shakespeare Fest presents a fluffy Shrew; at Fair Park, Beauty woos a hairy Beast

  • Dining

    April 15, 1999

    Pub crawl

    Dishing up a Cock & Bull story, with a touch of Blarney

  • Dining

    November 6, 1997

    Transcendental dining

    Delight is in the details at Saigon Bistro