For decades, the Houston wine scene has been dominated by the California powerhouse: "California Chardonnay," "Napa Cab," and "Merlot" (in quotes because it denotes Merlot from California) have long been been Houston's go-to wines. And in many circles, they still are the most frequently ordered wine ... More >>
Which Austrian wine appellation lies farther to the north, Kremstal or Kamptal? What's the minimum alcohol content required for the first fermentation for wines destined to become Moscato d'Asti in Piedmont, Italy? These are the type of "theory" questions that wine professionals must answer when c ... More >>
The brand-new Phil's Wine Lounge downstairs at Philippe is breaking in its boots by launching a Guest Sommelier Series starting February 6. Hosted by Vanessa Trevino Boyd -- resident sommelier at Philippe and last year's Best of Houston® winner for Best Sommelier -- the series will feature intimate ... More >>
No. 1, Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings at Underbelly.
As a Texan transplant (by way of southern California and New York City), I have always been impressed by the Houston's across-the-board aggressive wine pricing in restaurants. A few weeks ago, when I visited Osteria Mozza, the swank Los Angeles outpost of the Bastianich empire, one of the wine buye ... More >>
Mai PhamAkaushi short ribs, truffle sukiyaki glaze, Boucheron goat cheese mousseSoma Sushi is probably better known as one of those trendy restaurants. It's nestled in the heart of the Washington corridor at the Shepherd intersection, making it the perfect pit stop for some nosh before a nigh ... More >>