Some of the best wine money can buy is on shelves at H-E-B. Treat yourself or someone special…and why not? It’s the holidays! These collectible wines also make incredible gifts…hint, hint.
It’s a rare occasion for most of us to drink the world’s finest champagne–Cristal, a second growth Bordeaux and one of Napa’s most highly respected wines all in one night. In fact, it would be the ultimate holiday gift to one’s self if you’re a true wine lover at heart.
We’re celebrating romance and all things fabulously French this month at H-E-B — and that means it’s SALE time! Expect to take 10% off all French wines & top sparkling wines you can find on the shelf…
It’s no wonder the world’s most knowledgeable wine connoisseurs are captivated by Bordeaux. Sure, to command the sometimes outrageous prices there’s some hype. With wine there always is, but Bordeaux wines are the standard and have been for centuries, especially when it comes to pairing with food.
Often it’s the unexpected that turns out to be the best, and that was certainly the case on our Bordeaux adventure. This was a trip two years in the making– hours on the phone with airline ticket agents trying to work out our frequent flyer points and hours of planning. It was all worth it! […]
We just returned from a couple of weeks of wine and food exploration in France. Bordeaux was one of our main targets. After all, it’s the wine mecca of the world. You could say we were following a dream…
The old Kenny Chesney song played in my mind as I carefully navigated a $300,000 ‘tractor’ in a Bordeaux vineyard. I’ve lived in Texas all my life, but it took a trip to Bordeaux to experience my first shot at driving a tractor.
After a year in the making, we’re departing on a wine & food adventure in France. This long awaited exploration of French cuisine was almost sidelined by some members of the ‘used to be friendly’ skies. Keep in mind Southwest Airlines in my book is still a member of the ‘friendly skies’. In fact, they […]
Really! Sam Adams Utopias beer must be to beer drinkers what Bordeaux is to wine lovers. It’s said to be the strongest beer ever brewed with an alcohol content of about 25% by volume, and it comes with a hefty price tag. The coveted beer is apparently a bit difficult to find (that ole supply […]
We did it. We popped the cork on a 50 year old bottle of wine to begin a weeklong celebration of my birthday. (At this age why not!) It ‘was’ a 1959 Chateau Lynch-Bages from the Pauillac appellation in the Bordeaux region of France. This AVA region, by the way, produces three of Bordeaux’s five […]
I am about to celebrate a milestone birthday. In anticipation of this ‘event’, my sweet husband several years ago bought a 1959 Chateau Lynch Bages (Bordeaux) to drink on this occasion. Tonight, we are popping the cork, and I’m already wondering what it will be like. This could be the oldest bottle of wine we’ve […]