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Event Menu
A guide to holiday foodie events around Austin
"...• Get some great ideas for holiday wines and Champagne cocktails at a complimentary tasting at Twin Liquors (1000..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

After a Fashion
This week: Your Style Avatar was brought to you by the letter "E"
"...Sunday was the 14th annual Breast Cancer Resource Center Champagne Brunch & Auction at the Renaissance. Okay, hands down,..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

SXSW Showcases
Wednesday
"...Brothers. (Drummer Mark Gajadhar also DJs for showcase hip-hoppers Champagne Champagne.) Jade Tree expats and Drive Like Jehu enthusiasts..."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature

Two Lovers
Joaquin Phoenix (in what he claims is his last film role) stars as a nebbishy New Yorker caught between two very different women.
"...static in her very first scene. She's a willowy Champagne girl carrying on a relationship with Koteas' married Park..."

Feb. 27, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

See 'Midnight Kiss' Tonight, Maybe Score One of Your Own
See In Search of a Midnight Kiss tonight, and maybe score one of your own
"...timed rather charmingly to end at midnight for a champagne toast (the title refers to the annual New Year's..."

Aug. 28, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

I Know Thee Not, Old Man
"...pain of saying goodbye, and one man’s disdain for champagne and cocaine, so he grabbed a couple of Frank..."

Aug. 20, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Priceless
Amélie's ingratiating Audrey Tautou co-stars as a gold-digging gamine on the make in the south of France.
"...Edwards' overwrought (and overvalued) New Yorky façade. Like true Champagne, it fizzes but never fizzles, leaving you pie-eyed and..."

May 2, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shine a Light
The Rolling Stones gather no moss in this Martin Scorsese-directed concert film that's playing on both IMAX and conventional screens.
"...Got the Silver,” and Mr. Buddy Guy staring down “Champagne and Reefer” forgive all. As with 1992’s Rolling Stones..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

Food-o-File
Looking back on Austin food in 2007
"...the annual soiree thrown by some college friends, toting Champagne and a big ol' ham that was a gift..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Thanksgiving Wines
Chameleon wines for your Thanksgiving spread
"...will work with a food, the answer is always Champagne. The bubbles will clear your palate, tickle your nose,..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Serious Freak On: Pics From Pride Houston and Bartini
More shots (of the photo and Jell-O varieties) from the Houston trip
"...the free VIP area, with their endless pours of champagne and Krystal. Needless to say, upon our post-parade return..."

June 30, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Yummer Reading
"...One could find sweetbreads in a brioche pastry with Champagne sauce or the outlandish timbale épicurienne, a one-dish meal..."

June 8, 2007 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Event Menu
April 19-26
"...Winemaker Jean-Pierre Vincent of Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne will be the special guest at a five-course wine..."

April 20, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Wine of the Week
Love potions
"...But nothing says romance like champagne, a wine that also pairs well with a good..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Wine of the Week
Thanksgiving edition
"...wine that goes with every single Thanksgiving dish is champagne. Lucky for us, it's such good wine. The real..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Marie Antoinette
Don’t fear the film’s early reviews from Cannes, which too often slighted it for being fluffy (it isn’t, though its heroine is) or ahistorical (it isn’t, though it is contemporary).
"...herself on the pleasures the palace otherwise provides: finery, champagne, masked balls (cue Siouxsie & the Banshees), gambling, opium,..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Little Shops of Wines
How a couple of ounces are redefining the experience
"...a rumor that they will be starting a half-price champagne special one night a week..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Batini III
The official drink of Austin contest
"...into a martini glass, topped with a splash of champagne, and garnished with frozen melon balls and mint. It..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

The Last Kiss
You could say Paul Haggis' The Last Kiss is something of a Garden State redux, but Zach Braff's character here is less fanciful, less melodramatic, and far more prone to doing the thoughtless things men tend to do.
"...friend, Michael is suddenly privy to all manner of champagne-fueled screeds about the "marriage trap," and, retiring to a..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Food-o-File
Austin loses a leading foodie, at least for a while; plus, the French rule
"...summer hors d'oeuvres, such as celery remoulade, pâté de champagne, and legumes à la grec. Friday evening, July 14...."

July 14, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Hightower Report
A Little Something for the People; and Long-Distance Burger Orders
"...You could buy 42 bottles of Dom Perignon's best champagne, for example – and have a heck of a..."

June 2, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Paheli
The Hindi megastar Shahrukh Khan and the arthouse director Amol Palekar combine forces for this new Bollywood fable.
"...film’s beginning, a young woman named Lachchi (the gorgeous, champagne-eyed Mukherjee) is preparing to journey to her soon-to-be husband’s..."

July 1, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine
The simple but elegant art of picnic pairing
"...for another option, and he suggested a bubbly. "Picnic. Champagne. Duh." True, true. Gilhousen likes the incredible bargain of..."

April 22, 2005 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Enduring Love
This creepy tale of a stalker and the object of his affection is adapted from an Ian McEwan novel.
"...a woman spread a picnic blanket and uncork some champagne as the man begins to speak. We strain to..."

Nov. 19, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Touch of Pink
This queercentric romantic comedy gets its inspiration from culture clash and the ghost of Cary Grant.
"...boy. MacLachlan pops up periodically wearing ascots and swilling champagne, advising his ward how to manage a life of..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Private Lives
In Austin Playhouse's production of Private Lives, an excellent ensemble mines Noël Coward's witty wordplay and his characters' spectacular self-absorption with comedic aplomb
"...it is because we know they exist in the champagne bubbles of lives purposefully without purpose. And if these..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Liquid Assets
Here's looking at you, kid … red wines for Valentine's
"...American Film Institute – Casablanca. For this, nothing but champagne will do. Here, we have to slightly deviate from..."

Feb. 6, 2004 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Food-o-File
What's cooking in the Central Texas food scene.
"...all the guests and hosts came together for a champagne-and-dessert reception at the Design Center of Austin. Caterer John..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Liquid Assets
Holiday Wines
"...One wine that goes with almost everything is champagne. Everyone loves the festive sound of a cork popping,..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Most Beautiful Wall
The Wall Behind 4200 Avenue F
"...get when you cement together stones, marbles, sea glass, champagne bottles, a sculpture of the Virgin Mary, colorful ceramic..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Best of Austin Feature

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