Merlot is the Perfect Dining Companion

October is #MerlotMe month y’all and I’m hanging with the Wine Pairing Weekend bloggers to showcase the versatility of Merlot as a pairing partner. As a Gen X’er, I assume that people are aware of the same historic and cultural events and phenomena that I am. But then on this

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Eat Drink See – New Orleans

Is it October already?! My grandmother used to tell me that the older I got, the quicker time would seem to go by. And ain’t that the truth?! When I was a kid, Halloween and Christmas (the ultimate kid days) seemed to take FOREVER to come! Now, every time I

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The Perfect Texas Wine Country Experience

I’ve been visiting the Texas Hill Country for almost 20 years now and a LOT has changed. Generally speaking, The Texas Hill Country encompasses a big area – it is Texas after all! But in this case, I’m generally talking about the 30 mile stretch along Highway 290 between Johnson City, TX

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Eat Drink See – August 2019

EDS719 was pretty good but now its time for the August edition. And oh August, how I have a love-hate relationship with you! It can be brutally hot as evidenced by the continuous slate of 100+ degree days we had

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Conversations with the Inspiring Katrina René

I began writing this blog as a fun way to recount some of the places I’d traveled to for wine. My initial thought was that I’d focus on wine travel as that was my true passion and is what had really stoked the fires. But alas, I do have a

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Up Close & Personal with Alentejo’s Antão Vaz

*Cover Image Courtesy of Wines of Alentejo

It’s safe to say that Portuguese wine is on fire. Everywhere I look, I see images and articles about Portuguese wine. And this isn’t just the beloved Porto wines. These are dry reds and whites and everything in between. With over 250 indigenous

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