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Something Fizzy & Fun on Valentine’s Day

HEB HOU Feb Wines

Sparklings are in for February, though truth be told I like’em anytime. We found some fabulous options at The Cellar at San Felipe – celebrating one year! Wine Manager Michael shared his personal faves for sparklings that shine on Valentine’s Day.

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A Glass & Chat with NY Times Wine Critic Eric Asimov

It was through my love affair with the dining and travel section of the New York Times that I came to be familiar with the work of their wine critic, Eric Asimov. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Eric to interview him for Goodtaste.tv. Eric’s knowledge of wine is immense. His passion contagious.

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Celebrate with Sparklings All Month Long!

Welcome to this beautiful new H-E-B on San Antonio’s north side – The Market at Stone Oak. Wine Manager Craig Marsh shared a few fun sparkling ideas for you and your Valentine this month; bargain bubblies you must try from sweet to dry!

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Warm & Fuzzy Spiced Mulled Wine!

Make the most of the season’s flavors with mulled wine. This welcome winter warmer typically calls for red wine, along with mulling spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom or ginger. The process couldn’t be more straightforward…

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Warm Up with This Winter Wine!

Rethink your appetite for ‘winter’ wines with mulled wine, or glogg. Mulled wine is super easy to do at home and the aromas are delightful! For a warm, deep, rich tasting glogg, I recommend using a dry red wine. My only rule of thumb…

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Add More Flavor to Food with Red Wine!

Cooking with red wine is an alternative method to consuming the wine we love, and contrary to popular belief, doesn’t zero out ALL of the good properties that come with drinking the wine straight from the bottle. This, of course, depends largely on the method involved…

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Save These Sparklings for New Year’s Eve

Snag a sparkling to celebrate NYE! Goodtaste has inexpensive selections to make your party a success. Everything from an Italian Prosecco to traditional French Champagne, Spanish Cava–even a tasty Australian sangria you can find practically anywhere…

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Pick the Perfect Wine for the Holidays

If you are still trying to figure out the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones, consider a nice bottle of wine. There’s a flavor for every palette and a bottle for every price tier. It’s safe to say this is one gift that won’t be re-gifted!

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Holiday Party Planning on a Budget!

Hosting a holiday shindig of your own is no small task. Especially if it’s your first time to take the reins! Knowing just how much to buy can be as valuable as the food and drinks you’re providing. You don’t have to spend a lot to impress, just remember a few key tips…

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Champagne Savings on SA Living!

Up for a little Champagne 101? A good bottle of true champagne (produced within the Champagne region of France) usually retails for ‘$50+, but there are some steals out there in time for the holidays. Let’s pop the cork and get to tasting already!

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HEB SA Dec Wines

The Most Wonderful Time for Wine!

Give a gift you know won’t be re-gifted this holiday season! It’s the time of year to spend a little bit more on a nice bottle of wine for the people we love. H-E-B has a tremendous selection of wines from all around the world at just about every price point you can imagine!

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Think ‘Big Holiday Reds’ + Bubbly

Robust holiday reds have made their way onto shelves in H-E-B’s Wine Department. Wine Manager Michael Catalano at The Cellar at San Felipe shared his recommendations for full-bodied Napa cabs, two different styles, along with a sparkling rosé that caught our eye for New Year’s Eve…

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Turkey Day Wine Ideas on SA Living!

How do YOU do Thanksgiving? I always get asked which wines are best on the big day. To tell you the truth, it changes every year! I have some new ideas for 2015–from traditional varietals to ‘outside of the box’ picks sure to please this holiday season…

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Weigh In on Thanksgiving Day Wines

Hard to believe but…it’s holiday season! I got with Ralph my Wine Guy for his go-to wines no matter what’s being served at your table. Sometimes it’s hard to know which bottles are your best best on Thanksgiving. Here’s our suggestions…

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