Why You Should Make Friends At Your Local Wine Shop

Ever had an amazing wine while you were out at dinner, but later couldn’t seem to find it at the store? The reasons for this can be complex – or perplexing – but the main reason is this: supply and […]

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Windows on the World

As a young and hungry wine student, the first book I was recommended to read was, Kevin Zraly’s “Windows on the World”. It is a well rounded (and easy to comprehend) book about the entire world of fine wine. As […]

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Canned Wines: Giving the finger to wine-snobs… pool-side

“Really? Food from a truck?” I’m sure that conversation happened a million times before people realized what was really happening. Here was the final question: “Why does a chef need the confinement of a restaurant?” Here’s my question: “Why does […]

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Farming Philosophies Simplified

We care about what we eat, why not about what we drink? When I was an invincible youngster, I would show very little restraint at a fast-food joint. These days, I feel like death shortly after I break my diet […]

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How Private Label Wines Hurt the Wine Business

“Friends don’t let friends drink soul-less wines!” a good friend once told me. It stuck. I instantly started racking my brain, and I wondering what ARE the soul-less wines out there? Ever fallen in love with a wine, only to […]

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Support Local Art, by partnering with Vino & Vinyl

“Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let’s all go exploring.” –Edith Widder (a biologist and deep-sea explorer). Literally hundreds of homes are being sold and moved into every day here in the Houston area. Talk […]

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Copain Wines: a gateway from New to Old

The last time I was in Paris was on a romantic holiday. On one rainy afternoon, we stumbled into a small wine shop around the corner from our hotel. What I learned very quickly is that the French people love […]

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Wine, music… and art?

  If you can’t already tell, we love wine and music. But, in addition to all the tasty bottles and tunes, we also love art. As we were busy setting up the shop (decorating and giving it some love) it […]

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Why people love Syrah and don’t even know it!

Let me just first say… this little rant is NOT for the wine professional out there. It’s for people like me, my friends, and anyone (in general) that is wanting to grow in their wine knowledge, as well as learn […]

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The New Australia

Never before has the wine world been so diverse. Literally in every stretch of land that is able to lend itself to the cultivation of the vine, one will find either traditionalists preaching a narrow road, or rebels breaking every […]

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