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French Country Wines

Phyllis and Tim Smith established French Country Wines in 2006 and provide the Houston community with affordable wines from small, family-owned vineyards in France. It's easy to miss this small shop off of Kirby, but look for the giant armadillo outside Armadillo Palace and you'll find your way to French Country Wines on an often overlooked side street. The Smith's host weekly Wednesday-night wine tastings, as well as Saturday afternoon/evening tastings; each one is paired with cheeses from Houston Dairymaids.