3 months ago | Drinking
The Texas Legislature may do something so unprecedented this session that it’s almost impossible to describe how unprecedented it is — make restaurant cocktails to go, now a temporary fix, permanently legal. Why unprecedented? Because much of the ...
12 months ago | Coronavirus
Have you masked up, sanitized all over and gone to the supermarket, but found yourself unsure of wine to buy while you’re sheltering in place? The good news is — especially if you’re looking to stock up — it’s possible to spend about $10 a bottle,...
1 year ago | Drinking
The most important thing to know about this experiment is that I desperately wanted it to succeed. I make my living writing about wine people can afford to buy, and what's more affordable than $3 wine you can pick up at the supermarket without sco...
1 year ago | Complaint Desk
The Trump administration, in its crusade against the European Union and to bolster the bottom line of some of the world's richest companies, wants to tax the hell out of your bottle of cheap French rosé. It has already imposed a 25% tariff on most...
3 years ago | Drinking
A federal judge has called two key laws regulating liquor sales in Texas arbitrary and irrational. One possible result of his ruling? A string of standalone Walmart liquor stores across the state and maybe even package stores from other publicly h...
6 years ago | Drinking
Texas' liquor laws, if not the most confusing in the country (thank you, Utah), are confusing enough. So the battle in the Legislature, pitting Walmart, Costco and Kroger against some of the state's best-known liquor chains, fits perfectly. It's n...