France and Italy are some of the best wine growing regions in the world, but you can find many of these amazing wines right here in Texas!
Le Cote D’Or—the golden hills of Burgundy absolutely glisten in the Fall. The leaves of some of the world’s most valued grape vines are taking their final bow before the cold winter sets in. I’d been to Burgundy once before back in 2000…exactly one year before 9/11. It was a less complicated, more innocent time to travel, especially to wine regions where we always found treasured bottles to carry back on the plane.
It’s not about the food in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The wine rules. Granted, we’re early into the trip, but so far, the food is nothing to write home about. So, let’s talk wine. These wines are big and adventurous—a bit unruly and that can be a good thing. Dark cherry, blueberries, juniper and licorice – earthy with lots of layers of […]
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 […]
When Chef Scott Cohen calls with news, I always pay attention. I’ll tell you why shortly. Scott calls Friday and says ‘Tanji, you’re never gonna believe what I got…Shad Roe coming here to Watermark Grill.’ I would’ve love to share in his excitement, but had to admit I didn’t know what Shad Roe was. Google […]
Can raw oysters really improve your sex life? I have no idea, (sorry) but I do know when you pair the right wine with the right food, every meal becomes an adventure. The perfect match is bliss, but sometimes a lot of the fun is the ‘investigative’ process. With all the fabulous fresh seafood available […]
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 […]
When I look for info from the local experts on wine, I often turn to Janet Easterling and Joe Baker. Both are sommeliers, and both are incredible wine connoisseurs. Janet is currently a wine consultant to a number of upscale San Antonio restaurants. She also can be found at Bergheim Cellars on Hwy 46, so […]
What comes to mind when you hear “rosé wine?” White zinfandel? Sweet wine? Well, then you’ve gotta get more adventurous! There are some really nice, dry rosé wines that aren’t white Zinfandels, and they are perfect for our hot summer days. Plus, they pair nicely with a lot of different foods.