Category Archives: Wine

Meet Webster Cellars Winemaker Keith Webster

webster-with-wine-2photos and interview by Joey Stewart

We had an occasion to do a tasting with Keith Webster of Webster Cellars. As is often the case with great wine makers the man behind the wine is ever bit as interesting as the wine itself.

Webster grew up in Germany (his father was a spy) and often found himself visiting neighboring countries such as Spain, Italy and France and recalls his first wine as a Spanish Madeira. This was his foray into wines, and was hooked on Old World vintages that were lower in alcohol, high in acidity and extremely well-balanced.   Continue reading

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Ruth’s Chris North Dallas and Uptown Hosting Stag’s Leap Winery Dinner

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Ruth’s Chris is partnering with Stags’ Leap Winery, known for growing some of Northern California’s best red wine grapes, to provide guests with an opportunity to experience a variety of Stags’ Leap wines accompanied with an exceptional menu. From pairing the full-bodied white Viognier with a seasonal Carrot Ginger Soup to incorporating the balanced and fragrant Cabernet Sauvignon into the recipe for the Shallot Reduction, the flavors of both the food and wine together were carefully balanced when creating the special dinner.   Continue reading

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2014 Vintage Premier Fête du Bordeaux Dinner October 25th at The Mansion on Turtle Creek

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Each year Sigel’s hosts a special dinner that showcases the latest vintage to be released from six of Bordeaux’s leading estates. October’s event will be truly memorable as we highlight the 2014 Vintage. Guests will be enjoying the wines of Léoville-Barton, Langoa-Barton, Lynch-Bages, Ormes de Pez, la Consiellante, Figeac and Petite Figeac, along with the an  incredible group of library vintages, all flown directly from the chateau cellars.  

 As in the past, Sigel’swill be welcoming three of their longtime winemaking friends, Jean-Charles Cazes of Lynch-Bages & Ormes de Pez, Lilian Barton-Sartorius of Léoville-Barton and Langoa-Barton and Frederic Faye of Figeac in St Emilion. In addition they welcome a new friend in Marielle Cazaux of Ch la Consiellante in Pomerol.   Continue reading

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A Visit To Polk-A-Dot Bakery

by Steven Doyle

I had a chance to stop into the Polk-A-Dot Bakery this weekend and found some pretty marvelous goods being offered at this one year old business. The very quaint bakery is located in Addison Circle served breakfast and lunch, but is open most nights until 9pm, offering their guests spectacular coffees and free wifi on into the night.

The new owner Nicole Margulies can be found tending to details and a certain happiness quotient exudes as her patrons snapped up all the fresh cookies, brownies and cupcakes she has to offer.     Continue reading

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Dining at the Italian Club of Dallas

by Steven Doyle

For just over 30 years the Italian Club of Dallas  has celebrated the spirit and traditions of Italy.  Located in Addison at 14865 Inwood Road , the Italian Club is not necessarily exclusive to its members. There are several exciting nights where they open their doors to the public for dinner, and lunch is always available to anyone.

The Italian Club benefits several local charitable organizations and itself is a not-for-profit. You might enjoy the Bocce Ball tournament that benefit’s the Special Olympics held in September. They also partnership with the USO and volunteer for the Children’s Craniofacial Association.    Continue reading

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1 Fish, 2 Fish, Try Some New Fish (Actually 5)

by Jon Alexis

Sick of salmon? Tired of tuna? Had it with halibut? Bored by bass? Don’t let our lack of a coastline fool you – we can get the finest seafood in the world in Dallas, Texas and with that means a variety of fin fish beyond the “usual”.

Here are five fish you may not be familiar with, but that are consistently available in Dallas. All are sustainable alternatives to some of the more overfished species we still see on nearly every menu in town.   Continue reading

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Jimmy’s Food Store News

by Steven Doyle

We love our Jimmy’s Food Store. Not just for the killer good sandwiches, the best price for Parmigiano-Reggiano (the only cheese with their own theme song), and the best horde of Italian wines in the state, but also their email blasts that keep us informed of their doings at the East Dallas grocery,

Located at one of our favorite intersections in Dallas (think Urbano Café, The Dallasite, Mai’s Vietnamese and more) Jimmy’s is a little slice of New York’s Little Italy.   Continue reading

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