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Celebrate in style with a Segura Viudas magnum
 

Wine of the Week

With the holidays fast approaching, nothing says party like Champagne. Unfortunately, Champagne always carries a hefty price tag to match its festive nature. Read More | Comment »

10:15AM Mon. Dec. 8, Wes Marshall

Celebrate Texas Wine on International Tempranillo Day

Tempranillo is the world famous grape that forms the backbone of two of Spain’s most majestic wines, Rioja and Ribera del Duero. So why are we talking about Texas wines? Read More | Comment »

12:30PM Wed. Nov. 12, Wes Marshall

Wine of the Week

New Zealand winemaker extraordinaire Kim Crawford shot through Austin a few weeks ago leaving a trail of happy wine consumers and professionals. He made sure everyone around him had the chance to taste his world famous Sauvignon Blanc ($15). Read More | Comment »

9:00AM Mon. Aug. 18, Wes Marshall

Wines of the Week

"Dear Wes,
My husband and I are having the neighbors over for a party next weekend. Can you recommend a good red wine for the party? Any help can be appreciated! Also, we live outside of Austin, so they need to be easy to find. One other thing, we don’t like Cabernet." -KH Read More | Comment »

4:00PM Mon. Jul. 28, Wes Marshall

Austin Sommeliers Ace Exam!

The Court of Master Sommeliers has new members as of last week when 13 candidates passed the Advanced Sommelier exam. The rigorous test was administered at the Four Seasons Resort in Irving, July 1-3. Of those 13 new Court members, five are from Texas and three are from Austin, the most from any one city in the country. Read More | Comment »

1:00PM Tue. Jul. 8, Virginia B. Wood

Wines of the Week

Everyone has their own tastes and preferences. I happen to love the wines that come from all of the areas you can see on the map below, most especially the reds of Piedmont and the whites of Alto Adige and Friuli. Read More | Comment »

4:05PM Fri. Jul. 4, Wes Marshall

Wine of the Week

Somewhere in Italy, there is a bureaucrat that deserves death by unga-bunga. They effectively ruined a great swath of the Italian wine business by not seeing to the quality of wine being released. A perfect example is what they allowed to happen with Prosecco. Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Fri. Jun. 20, Wes Marshall

Wine of the Week

Every year, I look forward to the new release of wines from two of California’s most iconoclastic winemakers, Dan Karlsen of Talbott and Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon. Both men are unapologetic interlopers in an arena that all too often prides itself on quietly disappearing into a haze of conformity. Read More | Comment »

3:40PM Fri. Jun. 6, Wes Marshall

Wines of the Week Special Edition

We walked through the doors of the meeting room at the W hotel and were greeted with an astonishing sight: 500 premium quality Italian wines with the owners or winemakers sitting there, just waiting to answer our questions and pour samples of their wines. Read More | Comment »

12:00PM Thu. May. 8, Wes Marshall

Wines of the Week

I love bargains and recently I had two very excited folks that I trust run up to me and tell me I had to try these wines. Read More | Comment »

11:30AM Fri. May. 2, Wes Marshall

2014 Austin Food & Wine Festival Recap

We arrived way early expecting a bitching long line at will-call. Instead, everything was under control and it took us about 90 seconds to get our tickets. We waited in the crowd as the line grew and grew. But again, everything was so much smoother and easier. Read More | Comment »

4:40PM Thu. May. 1, Wes Marshall

Wines of the Week

Easter is Sunday, April 20, and Earth Day is April 22. Given the feasts that a lot of families are likely to have this week, it seemed like a good time to find some good, earth-friendly Cabernets. Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Fri. Apr. 18, Wes Marshall

Wine of the Week

There are so many wines from Italy that you could spend your whole life tasting and never get through them all. Dalla Terra is one company that seems intent on discovering the tiniest small-production vineyards, especially those that focus on the most obscure grapes the country has to offer. Read More | Comment »

11:30AM Fri. Apr. 4, Wes Marshall

Wines of the Week

One of the best things that happens to wine lovers in spring is we start seeing the new vintages of Italy’s brilliant wines from the northeast quadrant. The specific areas in question are Friuli (free-OO-lee) and its subset Collio (COE-leo), and Alto Adige (al-toe ODD-eh-shay). Read More | Comment »

10:00AM Fri. Mar. 21, Wes Marshall

Hints from professionals on how to pair wine and food
 

Siduri’s Sophisticated Pinot Noirs Meet Jasper’s Gourmet Backyard Cuisine

We recently had a prime opportunity to talk with renowned winemaker Adam Lee. Adam was in town to do a wine pairing dinner with Chef Dustin Pustka at Jasper’s in the Domain. Read More | Comment »

10:30AM Fri. Mar. 7, Wes Marshall

Wines of the Week

Could spring be coming soon? With all the beautiful days we’ve been having, nothing beats a picnic or just a little outdoor time with your lover, accompanied by a beautiful glass of delicious, ice-cold rosé. Read More | Comment »

4:21PM Fri. Feb. 21, Wes Marshall

Brancott Estate’s New Low Calorie Wines

When I got a call from the PR firm that manages the Brancott Estate’s portfolio of wine, I have to admit a little trepidation. They wondered if I would like to have lunch with their Chief Winemaker, Patrick Materman. It sounded like a good idea, given the fantastic single vineyard Sauvignon Blancs he makes. Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Fri. Feb. 7, Wes Marshall

Wine Enthusiast Picks Texas Hill Country as One of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2014

Wine Enthusiast is committed to travel and wine is the ultimate entrée into the world’s most amazing destinations,” says Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa. “This year’s list represents the best—and in some cases still unknown— places in which to marry a love of wine, food, and culture right now." Read More | Comment »

3:25PM Tue. Jan. 14, Wes Marshall

Wine of the Week

In the mood for a luscious bottle of wine under $10? Wines from Argentina are always a good bet in that price range. Read More | Comment »

10:15AM Fri. Jan. 3

A Dozen Choice Champagnes and Sparkling Wines For Your Holiday Cheer

With Christmas and New Year’s upon us, it’s time to stock some bubbly in your refrigerator. We always recommend that you keep a bottle of Champagne cold year round and use any excuse possible to pop a cork. Read More | Comment »

9:30AM Fri. Dec. 20, 2013, Wes Marshall

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