Mollydooker Winemaker Sparky Marquis at Central Market

The Central Market at 3815 Westheimer is hosting a "Meet and Greet With Mollydooker Winemaker" this Thursday, August 20, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. With a name like Mollydooker, how could you not go? And yes, of course, they're from Australia, which accounts for the name.

The person actually answering questions will be Sparky Marquis, owner and maker of the award-winning wines

Marquis will also sign bottles of his self-described "quirky outback wine." And his press release says he may "show you how to do the Mollydooker Shake!" As we understand it, they pump nitrogen gas into their bottles of wine to deliver fewer sulfites and the headaches that sometimes accompany them. Eating ... Our Words is fully in favor of such a strategy (if it works). The shake instructions demonstrate the proper strategy of unloading the wine from its bottle.

Anyhow, it looks like a fun time in the early afternoon Thursday. Take a late lunch and drop by. Call it a cultural exchange without the 22-hour airplane flight.

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