Good things don’t need to be expensive, even when it comes to wine. If you’re hosting this holiday season and looking for quality wine that will impress your guests, but not depress your bank account, then give […]
I’ve known Rick Cavender for years. With my husband being in the car business, our paths have crossed many times. I’ve watched his passion for music grow and remember when his band first started. They used to come on the Living show I hosted on WOAI back some ten years ago. His Elvis impressions are […]
The fabulous New World Wine and Food Festival is offering special discounts on tickets to its wonderful events. But you have to act now. The weeklong festival of all things wine and food will be May 12-16. Buy tickets now and get a 15% discount. The offer expires April 22.
I’ve spent the past couple of weeks tasting Merlots for you – yes, you’re welcome, but believe me the pleasure was all mine! I am a BIG fan of merlot (The movie ‘Sideways’ never changed my opinion). Let’s face it, without merlot where would Bordeaux be? It’s the grape that softens those wines….the yang of […]
Robert Mondavi’s vision of making fine wines and establishing Napa as a world-class wine making region is still celebrated today. The marketing genius made the name Mondavi synonymous with the word wine. I had the pleasure of meeting Rob Mondavi, Jr., Robert’s grandson, during last Fall’s crush.
There’s a silver lining to every cloud, and the sluggish economy has slowed down the sales of higher end wines which means lower prices for wine drinkers…a lot lower. Some higher end wines cost 30% less today than they did at this time last year. And, some of the harder to find wines, are all […]
Lidia Bastianich, one of the most popular chefs in the TV world, recently visited San Antonio to promote the PBS station here, KLRN. While in SA, Lidia stopped by my house to shoot a few cooking segments. She prepared a scrumptious chicken and olives dish from the Le Marche region of Italy. The dish is […]
Lidia Bastianich’s family produces some wonderful wines. I fell in love with the Vespa Bianco…a Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay blend.
Sure the Thanksgiving table is the ‘star’ of the holiday, but there’s so much more to the day than the meal. There’s lots to be thankful for. Traveling along on this journey exploring wine and food is such a gift, and I’m thankful to all of you for making it possible. My office is often […]
I love this time of year. There’s nothing like the holidays to put you in a festive mood. And, no better way to celebrate than with good friends and good wine. I’ve got some great wine suggestions for all kinds of holiday dishes, plus some ‘bubblies’ that are just plain fun! Traditionally, we’ve always been […]
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 […]
If you enjoy learning about wine and tasting delicious food, this is the week to do both in San Antonio. The New World Wine and Food Festival kicks off today. Every day for the next week there are all kinds of wonderful wine classes, wine pairing dinners even a fun family event called Totally Tejas […]
I’ve interviewed tons of TV personalities over the years – some impressed me, others disappointed me. Lidia Bastianich is an impeccable pro! The warm, enthusiastic, passionate ‘Lidia’ you see on PBS is the exact person who came to my house Sunday to shoot a cooking segment. I answered the ring at my door and felt […]
Topless beaches, expensive yachts, and exotic sportscars will certainly catch your eye in the South of France, but the medieval village of St. Paul de Vence will capture your heart. St. Paul de Vence is a step back in time – the tiny village winds its way up a steep hillside –the views of the […]
They’re back—back where most of us knew them many years ago—in the grocery business. Nelson and Tracy Wolff are an inspirational team. In my reporting days, I enjoyed opportunities to cross paths with Nelson— first in his role as mayor and then as county judge (a post he still holds). Nelson never pulled punches. He […]