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Texas Vintage Report 2022

October is Texas Wine Month, I started my celebration looking at the harvest reports for 2022 and shared my findings in this month's issue of Galveston Monthly magazine which is on the stands now and has been posted both here and in Wine Life: Houston .
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The Ultimate Zinfandel Experience

September is California Wine Month and I share the ultimate Zinfandel Experience with wine lovers in Galveston in the current issue of Galveston Monthly magazine to celebrate the Golden State's signature grape. Read all about it here and then purchase your tickets at

An Immersion at the Bassins de Lumières in Bordeaux

In 2018, the city of Bordeaux gave four submarine bunker docks to Culturespaces to create a digital arts cultural venue,  Bassins de Lumières . These digital installations allow visitors to immerse themselves in the works of some of the world's most famous artists.  After two years of extensive renovation work and the installation of state-of-the-art video and sound equipment, The Bassins de Lumières opened its doors to the public in April 2020.  The current immersive exhibit invites visitors to go on a journey through the city of Venice to discover its artistic and architectural treasures with a stroll along the Grand Canal through the alleys and the squares, and, into the buildings and the churches to see the symbols of an amazing past. Artists featured in this exhibit include Claude Monet, Paul Signac, John Singer Sargent, and Pierre Auguste Renoir.  The current art exhibit showcases the magic of Venice. The display can be viewed while seated but is best viewed strolling throug

Matthew Massey of Madame Zero Champagne

 In the August issue of Galveston Monthly magazine, I share the story of a local BOI, that's someone who was born on Galveston Island, and his new Champagne brand that recently became available in the local Houston market. Meet Matthew Massey, the man behind the Madame Zero Champagne brand.

Rioja - as seen in Galveston Monthly

In the July issue of Galveston Monthly magazine, I write about Spain's Rioja region and recommend some top producers.

The New Sub-Regions of Willamette Valley

In the current issue of Galveston Monthly magazine,  I explore the new AVAa of Willamette Valley.

Aromatic White Wines

 As seen in the  issue of Galveston Monthly magazine. This month, I share some top picks for aromatic white wines to enjoy this spring and beyond.