Greek Wine? Oh Yes.
I am a big fan of Central Market’s annual Passport series because it brings an opportunity to experience new tastes and learn new things. I must admit that until a few days ago, I knew almost nothing about Greek wine. That is until I attended a tasting during the Passport Greece event. This time, Andy Christiansen, […]Read More ›
Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival 2011
The Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival announced the program for the upcoming 26th edition of the event, taking place March 31 through April 3, 2011. I have had the honor to serve the festival, first as a volunteer and later as a board member, since 2003, and I am especially excited about this […]Read More ›
Sherry tasting at The Highball
Back in 1995, while I was going to UT, I got a job at a new downtown Austin movie theater called the Alamo Drafthouse. Back then, owners Tim and Karrie League were working non-stop, 80 hour weeks doing everything from painting to sandblasting, to installing kitchen equipment. I was one of the original servers, when […]Read More ›
Congratulations to June Rodil!
Wonder Girl has done it again! Keeper Collection announced the winners of the 2011 Wine Ride today, and my pal June Rodil is the winning sommelier! June is now officially the first contestant in the upcoming Somms Under Fire competition. Congratulations June, you are a star! Although I disagreed with your pick, which goes to […]Read More ›
Wine Ride 2011
CuisineXplorers made its official debut to the world on Sunday, January 16, when I was invited to participate in the first Wine Ride organized by my friends at Keeper Collection, publishers of online interactive cookbooks by some of Texas finest chefs including David Bull, Monica Pope, and Paul Petersen. They also produce events such as […]Read More ›
New Year’s Eve 2010 dinner
Our second annual New Year’s Eve dinner and dance party turned out to be delicious and fun. It stared with a bit of work, as planned, cleaning the garden as best as possible and harvesting things we wanted to use or needed to be picked. I grabbed some of the ‘Early Wonder’ beets, which have […]Read More ›