2 months ago | Booze
When it comes to shopping for sparkling wine for the holidays or anytime of year, for that matter, the bottom line is that Spec's has the biggest selection and the best prices. Even the curators of Houston's few remaining independently owned retai...
3 months ago | Wine Time
Come November each year, nearly everyone in America (of a certain age) remembers the line from Barry Levinson's 1990 classic film "Avalon": "You cut the turkey without me? You might as well have stabbed me through the heart!" Gabriel Krichinsky's ...
3 months ago | Pop Culture
At the airport in San Diego, the city where I grew up, there are three options at each bathroom station — one for people who identify as men, another for people who identify as women, and one for people who identify as transgender. I identify as a...
4 months ago | Wine Time
Houston's food and wine stars were out last night and dressed to the nines at the Periwinkle Foundation's sixth annual Iron Somm competition and fund-raiser held at the Houstonian Hotel. As a sea of Houston wine lovers cheered them on, Evan ...
5 months ago | Wine Time
Now in its sixth year, the annual Iron Sommelier competition has become a major event on the city's fine wine calendar. Not only does it give guests an opportunity to taste a wide array of classic and unusual wines with the city's leading so...
6 months ago | Beverages
It's been called "the little sommelier conference that could." When newly minted Master Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks founded Texsom (August 8-10), the Texas Sommelier Conference, eleven years ago, neither of them imagined that the e...