Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Season to Splurge - As seen in Galveston Monthly

December is gift giving season! 
This month we take a look at some great gifts for the wine lover in your life. You'll find some that are easy to order 
on-line and some that are available right here on the island.
As seen in the December 2019 issue of 


Saturday, November 9, 2019

All that Sparkles! - From Galveston Monthly

  Between holiday meals and parties, November seems to start the sparkling wine season. While Champagne will always be the king of the bubbly, there is a whole world of sparkling wine to enjoy at every price point.
As originally seen in the November 2019 issue of Galveston Monthly magazine.


Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Pinot Noir Pioneers of Willamette Valley - From Galveston Monthly

 It wasn't so long ago that Willamette was known for other agricultural products other than wine grapes. In the 1960s and 1970s, a few families shared the same dream of making world class wines and the valley was changed forever by their pioneering spirit. This month, we take a lot at the first families of Willamette Valley wine and learn some of their stories along with a recommended wine they are producing today.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Côtes De Bordeaux Wines - From Galveston Monthly

  When people hear Bordeaux, they often picture grand chateaux and exorbitantly expensive red wines, while all that is true, there is much more to Bordeaux than that. 
This month I take a look at some of the more affordably priced high quality wines sourced from the hillsides with this guide giving you recommended producers and information about each of the growing areas within the Côtes de Bordeaux region.
As seen in the September issue of Galveston Monthly magazine.


Saturday, August 3, 2019

Mourvèdre - The Origins of a Popular Texas-Grown Grape from Galveston Monthly

Mourvèdre is becoming more well-known in Texas as more and more grape growers and wineries focus on this grape. This month, we take a look at where else it is grown in the world and give some recommendations from both Texas and France.
As seen in the August issue of Galveston Monthly magazine.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Wines from Portugal - From Galveston Monthly

Portugal has a long wine making history. In modern times, the country boasts numerous high quality wine regions, each offering something different to wine lovers. Here, I recommend some wines from The Duoro Valley, the Dâo, and Alentejo.

As seen in the July 2019 issue of 


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Easy Drinking Whites from Italian Grape Varieties

  Move over Chardonnay and Cabernet, here are some easy drinking wines made from some lesser known Italian grapes.

As seen in the June 2019 issue of 


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Looking at Lodi from Galveston Monthly

I have visited Lodi to tour and taste twice so far. It is an under the radar place to visit with good people and some great wine. Read a little about the history of Lodi and get some recommendations for some very drinkable Lodi wines in this issue of Galveston Monthly.

As originally seen in the May 2019 issue of 
Galveston Monthly magazine.



Saturday, April 6, 2019

Tasting Texas

  Read about some highlights of my visit to the Texas Hill Country last month on a media tour and get some of my top wine picks in the April 2019 issue of 
Galveston Monthly magazine. 

Getting a barrel sample at Wedding Oak Winery.

Saturday, January 5, 2019