Growing Grapes in Texas by Jim Kamas – a Book Review

Growing Grapes in Texas by Jim Kamas – a Book Review

                                                                   Dallas County Master Gardener Trial Vineyards, Rowlett Road Extension By Jim Kamas Growing Grapes in Texas Viticulture Published: 2014 Pages:  250 When I moved to Dallas over two decades ago, I was...

Garnacha and Grenache – Spain and France together!

Garnacha and Grenache – Spain and France together!

You like “potayto” and I like “potahto”. You like “tomayto” and I like “tomahto”. “Potayto”, “potahto”, “tomayto”, “tomahto”! You like Garnacha and I like Grenache! At the end of the day it’s simple semantics. If you’re ever heard of the grape you might have wondered...

From Big Tex to French Vineyards

From Big Tex to French Vineyards

Medal Awarded to Dr TV Munson There are many historic and celebrated connections between France and the U.S. Likewise, there are many direct and celebrated connections between France and Texas. Aside from the recognition of Texas as a country by France, the history of...

Champagne the gift of life!

Champagne! The life-giving elixir of love and happiness. As Napoleon Bonaparte would say, “In victory, you deserve Champagne; in defeat, you need it.” Champagne is the life of the party for special occasions and a gracious companion when you need to relieve stress...

Chez Nous – a Charleston food and wine treat

Chez Nous – a Charleston food and wine treat

Exterior of Chez Nous – courtesy of the restaurant Charleston, SC is a scenic port city, founded in 1670, and located on the U.S. eastern seaboard. Charleston is distinguished by its coastal lowcountry, cobblestone streets, and antebellum architecture. This...

Strolling through Texas wine Hill Country

Strolling through Texas wine Hill Country

I love traveling. To hear my husband describe it, I have some seriously “itchy feet”. When the weather starts to warm up, I like to jump in the car, head for the Texas Hill Country, spend time exploring new wineries and visiting the old favorites. A lot...

Northeastern Thai meets South America

Northeastern Thai meets South America

Today, I’m going to share a wine and food paring experience blending two different regions of the world. It was just about 10 years ago when I was first introduced to Thai food. I was instantly drawn to the complexity of the cuisine with richness in spice and texture....