22 days ago | Wine Time
Roughly 30 of Houston's leading wine professionals, together with a collector or two and a local wine writer, crammed into one of the private dining rooms at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse on Tuesday morning for a highly anticipated seminar on Napa Valle...
1 month ago | Wine Time
"A robust, powerful wine with a big personality and a generous finish," reads the winemaker's tasting note for Saved, a California red blend created by legacy Napa grape grower Clay Brock and celebrity tattoo artist Scott Campbell, who's known for...
Houston was literally buzzing yesterday with Californian winemakers and wine industry super stars who had come to Texas to pour their wines at the In Pursuit of Balance tasting (commonly known by its acronym IPOB). From the morning seminars and af...
"Houston Becoming a Major Culinary Destination," Says Leading U.S. Wine Writer Jon Bonné in IPOB Tasting Preview
In the interview that follows, leading American wine writer and author of The New California Wine (Ten Speed 2013) Jon Bonné shares his impressions of the Houston wine and food scene and offers a preview of the In Pursuit of Balance (IPOB) ...
Pinot Noir. It's not just a grape anymore. It's a brand. Ever since the 2004 buddy film Sideways, grape variety-obsessed American wine consumers have found comfort in ordering their "Pinot" by grape name. And when they say "Pinot," they don't mean...
3 months ago | Wine Time
Roughly 600 wine professionals from across the United States applied last year to the Court of Master Sommeliers, said Master Sommelier Jay Fletcher who sits on the court's board. Five years ago, he noted, that number was closer to 100. The allure...