Cotes du Rhone

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    France a la Houston

    When translated from France to America, the culinary capital of the world's traditions often amount to starched white table clothes and stuffy service. Houston is luckier than most cities, as there are a few places in the Bayou City to get a great croque madame or a delicious foie gras torchon. In o ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Recipe of the Week: French Classic Coq Au Vin

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and dessert, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. This week, we're tackling the French classic Coq Au Vin. Literally meaning "cock (rooster) of the wine," the rustic dish was traditionally made using a rooster or any other old barnyard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    A Naughty Under-$20 Wine from the Rhône for July 4

    "Don't listen to the story. Listen to the wine." This nugget of wisdom, imparted on me by one of the top wine professionals in Texas, has rung true as I've tasted through a mixed case of wine assembled for me by the legendary Bear Dalton, fine wine buyer at Spec's. I had asked Bear to select 12 un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Brew Blog: König Pilsener

    Gotta love the bargain bin.​My wife has an endless fascination with the discount carts that seem a constant fixture at the end of the wine aisles at the West Alabama Fiesta. Once, she stumbled upon a very serviceable Côtes du Rhône for a mere five dollars. We drank it weekly for a couple of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Know a Houston-based blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Blue State Carpetbagger's Red State Wine Blog: Good things come to those who wait. Tom "big house" Casagrande's blog is always a great resource for great value in the wine market ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Almost Perfect Risotto di Funghi at Fred's Italian Corner

    ​There is something immensely comforting about a bowl of risotto at Fred's Italian Corner (2278 West Holcombe, 713-665-7506), the arborio rice nice and plump in its own creamy sauce, sending up visible waves of steam on a cold night last week. That's an overused term these days: comfort food. ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 25, 2010

    Pegging Plonk

    A neighborhood wine bar that's hard to categorize

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The Guanciale Burger at Plonk: The Ultimate "Bacon" Cheeseburger

    Photos by Troy FieldsClick here for a slideshow from Plonk.​In this week's cafe review, we take a trip to Plonk, a hidden spot in Oak Forest that features a slightly rougher crowd and far better food than you'd expect to find at a wine bar. It's that study in total contrasts that makes Plonk i ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 6, 2007
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    February 17, 2005

    French Food Sans Frenchmen

    Lazy lunching in a River Oaks hideaway

  • Dining

    January 6, 2005
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    June 5, 2003

    Le Fracas Français

    Boycott is the only bad taste at Chez Nous