Toast and Roast 2017
Mar10

Toast and Roast 2017

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas held their annual Toast & Roast in partnership with Texas Monthly and their “Top Texas Wines of 2016!” at Stonehouse Villa in Driftwood. This year’s food sponsors were Bryan’s on 290, Vox Table, Capra Lamb, Lox, Box and Barrel and Noble...

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Tour de Vin 2015, Austin
Sep18

Tour de Vin 2015, Austin

Disclaimer: I attended as a complimentary guest. All opinions are my own. The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas hosted the 13th annual Tour de Vin on Austin’s East side at Fair Market. Five of Austin’s chefs from well known Gardner + Contigo, Kin & Comfort, Bribery Bakery, Juliet and Vox Table were on hand serving up tasty samples of their food. With 34 participating wineries you didn’t have to worry about an...

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Napa and Sonoma Valley Trip
Jun20

Napa and Sonoma Valley Trip

At the end of May my wife and I took a trip to Sonoma and Napa California for her birthday. A common response when asking someone how their trip was is something like “Not long enough”; that is especially true of a Wine Country trip. With only four nights and three days to reasonably squeeze in as much as we could we started as soon we arrived in Sonoma Friday evening. Downtown Sonoma Plaza For our one night in Sonama we...

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Contigo, Austin
May01

Contigo, Austin

I stopped by Contigo last night for the first time. According to their website the grand opening is May 7th but as is often the case they have been open for almost two weeks. As (bad) luck would have it an unusual May cold front blew into Austin leading to most people abandoning their otherwise ideal outside patio seating for warmer inside seating. The food was very good and reasonably priced and accompanied by a good wine and draft...

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Austin Water 2 Wine
Feb13

Austin Water 2 Wine

Water 2 Wine has taken your normal wine drinking experience and given it a unique spin by providing you the keys to the winery and letting you become the vintner. You make your own batch of wine, create custom labels, bottle it, and best of all, taste the fruits of your labor. By having you do this work on site they are able circumvent certain regulations resulting in less sulfites and other chemicals than store bought wines. I have...

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