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  • Winter white wines
    Winter whites, fuller-bodied white wines for the holiday season
    I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. No, it’s not snow that I want, but white wines. If you can wear white pants after Labor Day, there’s no reason you can’t drink white wine all winter-long.But, admittedly, this is the time...
  • Wine Inspired Gifts for the Holidays
    Wine inspired gifts for the holidays
    Chances are that this time of year, you are running around town in search of that perfect present for your [fill-in-the-blank: parent, spouse, child, friend, co-worker…]. Wouldn’t you love to stop running and start relaxing instead? A...
  • L'Assiette Steak Frites
    L'Assiette Steak Frites, best steak and pommes frites this side of the Atlantic!
    There's something to be said for simplicity. In this day and age when chain restaurants with massive menus and inferior quality abound, it's extremely refreshing to find a restaurant that keeps things simple, offering menu items of the...
  • Paso Robles Wine Country
    Craving Bordeaux? Choose a Blend from Paso Robles
    Yes, France may be best known for Bordeaux, and Northern California for Cabernet, but have you tried the many blends from Paso Robles? Awarded “Wine Region of the Year 2013” by Wine Enthusiast, perhaps the next round of accolades for...
  • Bordeaux WIne
    The perfect holiday gift for hostesses and unexpected guests, Bordeaux wine
    Now with the holiday season rapidly approaching (Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away and Christmas is six weeks away) it's time to start thinking about hostess gifts and what better gift than a gift of wine? Giving a gift of wine is not...
  • Bordeaux
    Bordeaux Wine Council announces selection for Today's Bordeaux 2014
    The Bordeaux Wine Council recently announced the selection for Today's Bordeaux 2014, an annual program of 100 white, red, rosé and sweet wines priced between $10-$55. This year, Today's Bordeaux was selected by two panels of three judges...
  • Tour of France at Total Wine
    Total Wine's Tour of France; The Reds
    The Tour of France class held at Total Wine on July 10th included tastings of nine wines. Five of those wines were red, and they were served, not in geographic order, but from light to heavy, as they should be.The lightest red served was a...
  • Bordeaux Council
    Celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day with 2012 Château Bonnet Blanc
    Not only is today the best day of the week but it’s also International Sauvignon Blanc Day, which is even more reason to celebrate.To kick off the weekend right, we recommend enjoying a few bottles of white:2012ChâteauBonnet Blanc ...
  • Wine tasting
    Central Market hosts delegation of 19 winemakers from Saint-Émilion Bordeaux
    Tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Houstonians, wine lovers and Francophiles will have a unique opportunity to sample Grand Cru Classé selections from 19 winemakers from the Saint-Émilion region of Bordeaux, France.The event, which will be...
  • Path of the Sommelier
    Path of a Sommelier
    Someone recently asked this author what being a sommelier meant and what was the difference between a wine aficionado and a sommelier. I have been asked this before by friends, diners and readers. So perhaps it is best to share my experience and...
  • Grapes On The Vine
    World wine shortage: Could the wine really run out?
    World wine shortage revelations could start to worry connoisseurs everywhere. This dire news of a global wine shortage stems from two different reasons, both of which should concern anyone that likes to purchase it. According to a report from late...
  • Millésima's New York Store
    Buy Bordeaux in New York at Millesima
    With 2.5 million bottles of Bordeaux wines (more than 30% of which are classified growths), Millésima is the largest Bordeaux merchant in the world. Founded in 1983 by Patrick Bernard, with its emphasis on mail order (and now online) sales,...
  • Bordeaux
    Try some Bordeaux wines selected by the Bordeaux Wine Council
    With the fall season fast approaching, it’s time to go light fruity white wines to the bolder flavors of Bordeaux wines.If you haven’t yet tried a Bordeaux, you are in for a treat. The Bordeaux Wine Council recently launched the 2013...
  • Ch. des Landes
    Great Bordeaux wines to enjoy now
    For many people, the thought of Bordeaux conjures up images of expensive, highly-vaunted wines best enjoyed on someone else’s expense account. But, these tony wines represent only a small fraction of the wines produced in the region. Luckily...
  • The Bordeaux Map
    Decoding Bordeaux wine
    For many people, the thought of Bordeaux conjures up images of expensive, highly-vaunted wines best enjoyed on someone else’s expense account. But, these tony wines represent only a small fraction of the wines produced in the region. And,...