With Christmas just weeks away, the 2017 holiday season is coming to a close. No holiday party would be complete without wine bottles with festive holiday wine labels. Here are our top wines for Christmas dinner, a holiday holiday party or simply to just to fill your wine glass! Whether your big celebration falls on Christmas Eve, Christmas day or anywhere in between, being around family and those who matter most to you is what it is all about. But, don’t forget to celebrate with some great tasting food and wine. Luckily there are some great Christmas themed bottles to make any table complete! We recommend a few fabulous bottles of wine and beer, as well as a traditional holiday cocktail recipe that are pure Christmas cheer. Continue reading
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by Ali Ferrin
The Austin Food and Wine Alliance did it again, hosting the 7th annual Wine & Swine event. My day was filled with pig, fine wines, craft beers, liquors, and a ton of smoke. Although not sure The Gulf Coast Playboys appreciated the smoke as much I did since Texans consider BBQ smoke an aphrodisiac. Continue reading
Qupé has been deemed one of the “Wineries of the Year” for Wine & Spirits Magazine every year since 1999. On Wednesday, Oct. 25, veteran wine maker Bob Lindquist will guide guests through a five-course meal paired with wine selected from his award-winning winery to complement each dish at Sixty Vines in Plano. The special prix fixe menu will be served family style and features: Continue reading
Let’s take a look at a few bottles to get your weekend off to a good start.
2012 Angelini Pergola Rosso, DOC Marche, Italy $19
100% Pergola grapes. From the Marche region of Italy. Dark ruby color. Red fruit, herbs and rose petals in nose. Confirmed in the mouth. Black cherry flavors as well. Medium plus acid and chewy tannins. Not a huge amount of complexity but pleasant to drink now or near-term ageing. A red-sauce pasta wine. Continue reading
In Portugal’s Historic Tejo Wine Region, Medieval Towns and Villages Draw Visitors to Europe’s Oldest, Continuously Operational Wine Estates
Portugal’s historic Tejo region has been producing some of the most unique wines in Europe since winemaking first began there in 1170. During the Middle Ages, land concessions required trustees to plant both olive trees and vineyards on the land parcels. Before long, villages began springing up along the lengthy and ancient Tejo River, and with this grape cultivation came the beginnings of a local wine culture.
Pulsing with a rich heritage, Tejo still claims a bounty of historical treasures from those medieval moments, with architectural relics and medieval hilltop villages dotting the picturesque landscape. Today, many of Tejo’s historic wineries — bridging tradition and modernity — bear witness to the region’s centuries of quality wine production since medieval times.
To the Portuguese, Tejo is known as the land of vineyards, olive groves, foot-treading, cork forests and the famous Lusitano horses. Visitors seeking an off-the-beaten-path wine tourism experience will also find ancient routes leading through medieval villages that offer up sites of historic importance with unique characteristics. The area provides a breathtaking landscape for lovers of nature, culture, and authentic wines. A sampling of Tejo’s villages and monuments of great significance that date back to the Middle Ages include: Continue reading
Ninth Annual Burgers & Burgundy Presented by Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, Benefiting DIFFA/Dallas
The Joule Hotel will host the ninth annual Burgers & Burgundy event, presented by Celebrity Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, benefiting DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) at the Eye at The Joule on Friday, October 6, 2017.
Funds raised from the event will go towards DIFFA/Dallas’ mission of serving those who are affected by HIV/AIDS across North Texas. This year’s Event Chair, Phil Harrison, is joined by Allan Knight, long-time supporter and title sponsor of the event. “We are excited to continue the momentum this one-of-a-kind dining experience has created for the charity for almost a decade, where our supporters can have a wonderful time, knowing their contributions are going to agencies and people with the greatest need,” says Harrison of DIFFA/Dallas. Continue reading
Hank Keller, the co-founder of Lights All Night, is at it again with the debut of Dallas’ first Rosé All Day Wine & Music Festival.
Hank and his wife, Emily, are teaming up with Biagio Cru Wines & Spirits to create a festival centered on everyone’s favorite pink drink – Rosé wine.
On Sunday, Oct. 29, North Texans and visitors alike are invited to picnic in style from 1-9 p.m. at Arlington Hall at Lee Park. The festival will stretch out over nearly 15 acres, through the formal garden, the great lawn and inside Arlington Hall. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress, preferably in pink or white. Continue reading