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H-E-B’s Palate-Pleasing Pumpkin Beers!

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Now that fall has all but arrived, one of the most popular seasonal beers of…well, EVER has hit the shelves. It’s pumpkin beer time! Each varietal is a little bit different from the next, and come from all over the US, brewed with the kind of aromatic ingredients you’d expect when thinking of Mom’s pumpkin pie.

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Real Texas Brews from the Real Ale Brewing Co.

There are several seasonal releases to take stock of from the Real Ale Brewing Company. Looking ahead towards the remainder of the year, these craft standouts take centerfold: the Shade Grown Coffee Porter, Real Ale’s version of the Oktoberfest and their ‘double extra special bitter’ Phoenixx…

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September Wines Signal a Seasonal Switch!

Try saying it five times fast — but it’s true! September wines do signal a seasonal switch in our dining habits, and our wine choices inevitably follow suit. The autumn season is just around the corner, and although temperature aren’t dropping any time soon, Summer 2014 is technically all but outta here!

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Wines to Cap off a GREAT Summer!

The end is in sight! ‘Wine down’ summer with Ralph my “Wine Guy,” who’s back for another monthly installment of wines you should keep an eye out for at your local H-E-B. It’s a great time for reds and whites — it all depends on what you fancy!

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Summer Wines on the Fly from HEB!

New wines to try in July from H-E-B! When our routines are kicked back for summer, it makes for a great time to experiment and try something new…

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Rosés are On the Rise!

Rosé to the rescue! If you’re looking for relief just as temperatures are heating up, take on the remaining summer months with a wine that’s just as great to pair with as it is all by itself….rosé. July is a great time to include one of our picks with your next picnic or BBQ.

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Crash the Cabs for Dad SALE at HEB

Grab a cab for Dad this month at H-E-B — all Cabernet Sauvignons in the store are 10% off during select dates in June in honor of Father’s Day! Forget the tie; get him something he really wants…

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Fruit-Forward Wines Go Forth this Summer!

I can always count on Ralph my Wine Guy for new monthly wines to try from H-E-B, but a couple of these I’ve never seen before! Track down our three picks and you’ll be set for summer. I’ll be honest, I was stealing glances at this bottle all along…

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Cool Wines for Hot Temps are at H-E-B!

Things are finally heating up in South Texas. Summer is just around the corner and it gets hot here pretty quickly! My always dependable wine aficionado, Ralph Cortez, has your monthly dosage of wines just right for the current weather. We’re thinking…

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Spring Wines are Right On Time!

After a slow start, spring is FINALLY here in Texas. It’s always a good time to lighten up on food and wine once the seasons shift in favor of warmer weather. Goodtaste has the latest selections from Ralph Cortez, my resident Wine Guy at H-E-B. You can never go wrong with…

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Celebrating Women In The Food & Wine World

In honor of Women’s History Month, Goodtaste.tv and KPRC are featuring female culinary stars in Houston. There’s a lot of them! We’re talking about some amazing dishes, and also wine pairings…

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Top Chef Rebecca Masson & Her Fluffernutter Revolution!

All in favor of a #FluffernutterRevolution, say “I”! Pastry Chef Rebecca Masson, aka Houston’s Sugar Fairy, certainly creates some enticing magic in the kitchen. Her famous, creamy peanut butter Fluffernutters will hook you, and no diet in the world will keep you from going back for more…

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