Roots and Core Values

It’s a new year. That idea hasn’t truly sunk in yet. The speed at which we are blowing through the months is scary, to say the least. A lot of my friends are making resolutions, and from what I’ve read […]

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Sugar Land native, David Ramirez

The last time I heard David play was at a very solemn gathering. Singing at a funeral is no easy task, I know. But, the grace and poise with which David sang will stick with me for the rest of […]

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Billecart-Salmon Champagne (and the difference between show-ers and growers)

There is this word called ‘maladroit’. It means simply – awkward. Tactless. Brash, possibly? Before I gave it some thought, I was about to proclaim (as my opening statement, mind you), “Champagne isn’t just a special occasion wine!”. And then […]

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When it comes to what you really like, YOU are the ultimate authority.

I think when the lights came on, was last week looking at Facebook. You know those moments when you agree so strongly with some random post, and then you go to look at the comments, and there are loads of […]

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Andrew Belle’s “Black Bear”

I’m so excited to be able to tell you about Andrew Belle! As an Illinois native, he got his start as a singer-songwriter having quite a few hit songs on primetime TV such as Grey’s Anatomy and many others. I […]

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Chile’s Secret Weapon

Sitting down in front of a blank screen, scanning the entire globe in my mind, and thinking about every growing area and grape, is a challenge to decide on what to write. At this time of year it only makes […]

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The Preatures

I was born in 1976. Yes, it’s old to some of my younger friends and my two year old, but a little pup to others. Being a Gen-X’er, I haven’t really connected with some of the new indie music out […]

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Heidi Barrett’s “La Sirena”

Heidi Barrett comes from an incredible heritage in the art of winemaking in the Napa Valley. With her father, a scientist-winemaker, and her mother, an artist, her path was perfectly paved to not only see the beauty and life of […]

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Sucré Music

Whenever I happen to stumble upon a band that is doing it all themselves, AND has breathtaking music, I’m literally stopped in my tracks! Have you ever heard of the band Sucré? The word sucré means ‘sweet’ in French, and […]

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Fable Mountain Vineyards

The wines of South Africa are somewhat of an enigma. If you were to look at the country as a whole, you most likely would find the wine culture teetering on the top of a great divide. On one side, […]

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