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Dale Robertson

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Houston Bubbles: Your New Year's Eve Champagne and Sparkling Wine Buying Guide

    Let's just cut to the chase. As one of the largest retailers and wholesalers of wine in the country, Spec's nearly always has the best pricing, especially when it comes to higher-end bottles. Houston Chronicle wine (and sports) writer Dale Robertson once called the outfit "Houston's 800-pound wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Maverick Wine Importer Doug Skopp Delivers Old World Flavors Against All Odds

    Maverick wine importer Doug Skopp (above) and his Houston-based Dionysus wine distribution company first came to my attention via our mutual friend and Houston Chronicle sports and wine writer, Dale Robertson. "You've got to meet Doug," Dale kept saying to me. "He's the guy bringing in the Barberas ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Ellen Schwartz, Culinary Instructor & Private Chef

    Who she is: Ellen Schwartz, better known as Chef Ellen, has been in the kitchen for as long as she can remember. A native Houstonian, she and her family have a long history in the food industry. Her father and grandfather -- a butcher -- owned the Riverside Market grocery stores since the 40's. She ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Bear Dalton, Wine Buyer & Educator, Spec's

    Eating...Our Words has embarked on a project to profile 100 Houston culinarians of all fields, practices, careers and backgrounds. This isn't a Best of Houston list, it's not a 100 Favorites list and it's not in any particular order. Instead, the Eating...Our Words 100 is a way to introduce our read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    The Eating Our Words 100: Dale Robertson, a Populist Among Wine Writers

    Eating Our Words has embarked on a project to profile 100 Houston culinarians of all fields, practices, careers and backgrounds. This isn't a Best of Houston list, it's not a 100 Favorites list and it's not in any particular order. Instead, the Eating Our Words 100 is a way to introduce our readers ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 7, 2012

    Lucio's Hidden in Plain Sight

    Montrose gem offers exquisite food, a generous BYOB policy and a gorgeous patio.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Bear on Wine: Chapeau bas, as the French say (in other words, hats off), to Houston wine educator and Spec's veteran fine wine buyer Bear Dalton for his painfully frank post on bottle variation in one of the world's most coveted Super Tuscans -- Guado al Tasso by Antinori. In preparation for the Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    VintageTexas: While we were celebrating the Texas repatriation of Houston native son and U.S. wine celebrity Ray Isle, it seems that top Texas wine blogger Russ Kane was not pleased by the fact that Ray didn't include any Texan wines in his recommendations is his Eatocracy.CNN.com post "Pairings for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Another Wine Blog: Love born in the blogosphere. It's a beautiful thing. A few weeks ago, when I shared a glass of stinky, delicious Cortese (from Piedmont) with tandem wine bloggers Amy and Joe Power, authors of Another Wine Blog, they told me the story of how they met in the "pre-blog" era, in a ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Photo via @SanCrittenden.Houston wine blogger Sandra Crittenden.​Wine Thoughts: One of the things that we love about Sandra Crittenden's blog Wine Thoughts is how she seamlessly alternates between a big, boisterous Chilean red that she picked up at the Tasting Room for "approximately $100," an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Vintage Texas: Budget cuts by the Texas legislature have slashed funding for the promotion of Texas wines, reports Houston-based blogger and wine writer Russ Kane, author of the top Texas wine and winery blog, Vintage Texas. In an email sent to "partners" of the "Texas Wine Marketing Program" (and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Wine & Spirits: For the second year in a row, a Texan has been named one of the best new sommeliers in the U.S. by Wine & Spirits Magazine (last year, Houston native Mark Sayre brought the accolade to the Lone Star State). Austin-based sommelier June Rodil (previously wine director for Uciko and now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    ​Eats Blog: Texas has a new top sommelier, and his name is Bill Elsey (right), winner of the "best sommelier in Texas" competition held each year at the Texas Sommelier Conference. The title was conferred late yesterday afternoon in Irving, Texas on the last day of the event, and the news spre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    GenBug​Know a Houston-based blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Vintage Texas: Once again this week, we lead with top Texas wine blogger and Houstonian Russ Kane, who contemplates the age-old conundrum of the modern era: "Can a re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Openings & Closings: April 2011

    Photo by lc_dbKing Biscuit was one of the many restaurants to close over the past week.​After a quiet few weeks, a rash of openings, delays and unexpected closings tore through the city this past week, starting with the news that Austin's "sexy Tex-Mex" import Vivo is not coming to San Felipe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Kay Bailey Hutchison Continues To Nail Down The Inside-The-Beltway Vote So Important To The Texas GOP This Year

    ​Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison rolled out the big guns today as President George H.W. Bush endorsed her. Coming on the heels of the recent endorsement of former Secretary of State James Baker, Hutchison has ably demonstrated what it takes to win the GOP gubernatorial primary. If it were being run i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Tea Baggers: Continuing To Make Houston Proud

    This photo blew up on lefty web sites yesterday. Luckily, most happened to mention that the guy was from Houston!!He's Dale Robertson of teaparty.org. We hope we don't need to mention that he's not Dale Robertson, the Houston Chronicle sportswriter.The photo was taken at a Houston event last year; o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    The Beatification Of St. Bud, Patron Saint Of A-Holes

    ​John McClain had the latest of his many love letters to Bud Adams inside yesterday's Chron. The excuse for this one revolved around this being the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American Football League.Reading this article, I had several thoughts, the first being that I thought the ... More >>

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    August 7, 2007
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    January 29, 2004

    Helping Out a Roomie

    City contracts for a pal turn into rent money for Mark Ellis

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    Lineup Change

    The pressure is on the Chron's sports columnists

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Hype This

    Fleetwood Mac opens the Toyota Center, the Chron hyperventilates, and a city grumbles

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    Nice to Be Nice

    Once again, the Chronicle avoids a delicate subject

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Warning:

    A year of Super Bowl media hype has begun

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    Man of the Year

    If Chronicle coverage is any indication, Texans owner Bob McNair is 2002's VIP

  • News

    November 28, 2002

    Couples Therapy

    No pillow talk, no scoop

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    May 24, 2001

    How Dare You?

    The White House gets offended by a Chron question

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    February 8, 2001

    No Contest

    KPRC uses the IRS for this month's sweeps giveaway

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    August 24, 2000

    Arena Wars

    "Environmental Darth Vader" pushed as campaign consultant

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    July 13, 2000

    Dead or Alive

    Dead Horse Walking

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    News Hostage

    Love and Rockets

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2000

    Sad Sundays

    John Pirkle'Oiler Blues: The Story of Pro Football's Most Frustrating Team

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    May 6, 1999
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    March 4, 1999
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    March 19, 1998
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    May 9, 1996
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    August 24, 1995

    Beat It, Bud

    ... And don't let the door hit you on the way out

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    June 8, 1995
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    April 27, 1995
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