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Robert Parker

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Controversial Pinot Noir Festival Slated to Come to Houston in 2015

    In yet another sign that Houston is becoming one of the leading "wine destination" cities in the United States, California winemaker and festival co-founder Jasmine Hirsch (above) revealed yesterday that the controversial "In Pursuit of Balance" tasting will be held in Houston on March 30, 2015. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Top 5 Wine Gifts for the Holidays 2012

    Here are some ideas for wine-themed gifts for the 2012 holiday season, including a few that I'll be giving and a few -- hint, hint -- that I'd like to receive! 5. Wine Grapes by Master of Wine Jancis Robinson et alia If you follow along here at Wine Time, you know just how much I revere Master of ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2012

    Pass the Vegenaise

    Houston's top 10 vegan restaurants.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Cat Piss, Horse Sweat, Wet Dog, Barnyard (Unusual Wine Descriptors)

    One of the pet peeves at our house is gooseberries. No, not the berries themselves. But the people who use the descriptor gooseberry when writing a tasting note. As one wine blogger put it, "New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc's classic description is smelling like cats' pee on a gooseberry bush. If you g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    This Week in Food Blogs: Spicy Nuts and Tennessee-Style Barbecue

    From the Gutt: Does every wine drinker's palate matter? That's the question posed this week by local wine blogger Tom Gutting, who writes that it's "silly to think that an 'expert' taster's opinion, such as that of Robert Parker or James Laube or James Suckling, should be given dictatorial deference ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    The Eating Our Words 100: Denman Moody, Author of The Advanced Oenophile

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    What Wine Didn't Romney Drink in Boca Raton?

    This weekend, after-dinner conversation with family focused on presidential politics, the upcoming campaign, and politically hued media bias. Talk of Romney's "47 percent" comment got me thinking: Which red wine was in the decanter on the table seen in the now infamous candid video of Romney that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    WineSleuth Uncorked: Although we'd love to see some more wine bloggers join our ranks here in Houston, we've been geeked to see the steady posting by our city's local chroniclers of all things vinous. This week, stay-at-home mom Amy Gross shares her "ratatouille" moment -- otherwise known as an epi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    The World's Sexiest Wine for Valentine's Day

    We've written about wine and sex here before: Since antiquity, wine and the cult of Bacchus and Dionysus have been associated with sexuality and intimacy. Wine -- red in particular, thanks to its polyphenols -- not only diminishes our inhibition ("I wanna tell her that I love her a lot, but I gotta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Tasting Notes: This Week in (Women's) Wine Blogs

    Photo by Margaret Shugart, curator of a new blog, The Wine Roads of Texas.​The Wine Roads of Texas: "If you've never seen the communities that run across that vast stretch of road," writes Margaret Shugart, author of a new blog called The Wine Roads of Texas, "you are missing one of the most u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Bear on Wine: We've been having a blast following Texas wine legend Bear Dalton's new blog, Bear on Wine. This week he weighs in with some of his insights into cork damage with a post entitled (caps his) MURDER, HE TASTED or 'Death in the Desert'. We don't want to spoil the grand finale of this fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    New Orleans' Ponderosa Stomp: A Photo Diary

    Photos by Brett KoshkinNew Orleans' Ponderosa Festival thrives on 45s.​Maybe it's age or my ever-increasing tailspin of stagnating taste, but I just don't find music festivals palatable in the slightest these days. Multi-day romps to summertime smorgasboards is for the birds. No matter if it t ... 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

    April 1, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt filed an exclusive report on the new restaurant opening downtown, The Dark Horse, which will be serving human lardo. Commenter Evan Vinumguy T. had more info on the mysterious Chef Hamish, having worked with him in the past: I was the wine director for Chef Hamish ye ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 24, 2007
  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    New Orleans Legend Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and a Guilloteen's Swan Song

    McManus plays his last Houston gig this week, while a Big Easy piano-pounder plays his first

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Roger Cooper

    Oenophile, Bert Wheeler's Liquors, 6518 Westheimer

  • Music

    March 12, 1998
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