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Worthy Wines of Ciao Italia!


There’s a treasure trove of awesome Italian wines right now at your local H-E-B! Ciao Italia runs September 28 – October 11. For now, stock up on superb selections from Wine Manager Will Bliss…

Sparklings that Shine This September

BREAKING NEWS! Bubbles make everything better! More and more we’re seeing champagne for everyday use and not just on holidays or special occasions. Count us in on that measure!


Play it Cool with Pinot Grigio

You don’t have to spend a ton to get a good Pinot Grigio. Bright, crisp and alive with flavor, these are great all by themselves, served chilled, or with a variety of hot weather foods. Find all three at H-E-B!


New Back to School Wine Finds!

Wine fans, we have something for every palate as we gear up for yet another school year! The return to routine brings new additions to H-E-B shelves, as selected by Ralph my ‘Wine Guy’!


The Do’s & Don’ts of Dessert Wines

Every wine has a story. For these wines that story is pretty sweet! This week on We are Austin, we show you how to pair dessert wines and incorporate them into just about any meal.


Prime Time for Patio Dining in H-Town

Delicious dining options for fall and patio weather on KPRC! Three places with exceptional patios you’ll want to make the most of right now. Picks for Italian, Vietnamese and a shuck shack on the waterfront!


What Wines Work with Mediterranean Food?

See the perfect wines paired with fare from Pasha on SA Living! We show you how to pair off some fabulous plates from fish wraps to fresh kebabs from local favorite Pasha Mediterranean Grill!


Castello di Velona is a Castle in the Sky

As mentioned in the previous post, my husband and I took a last minute summer vacation to Italy, Tuscany and the Amalfi coast. Our first few days were spent at a spectacular hotel and spa…


Which Wine(s) Your Dessert Desires

Hey gang! A quick note on pairing wine with your favorite sweets. It can be a challenge, but not so much if you remember a few simple rules. Generally speaking, your dessert wine should be…


Restaurant Week Eats on SA Living!

Check out some of my picks participating in San Antonio Restaurant Week! Expect specialized lunch and dinner menus at over 100 local restaurants for a limited time! The event runs from August 13-27.


August Wines that Wow!

Since it’s already August, we thought we’d do a re-cap of some of our favorite wine finds of the season; an ode to summer’s end if you will. Here’s three hot weather varietals from H-E-B that still have us buzzing…


It’s the Hottest Time for Rosé!

The heat is ON during these dog days of summer. It’s also prime rosé weather – light, crisp, drinkable wines that are dry and not necessarily sweet. Check out three inexpensive finds for right now…


ANY Day for Rosé!

One of my very favorite wine varietals is also one of the most misunderstood… rosés! Classic rosé wines are dry and crisp…not sweet. They’re also generally VERY inexpensive…

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