wine&beer

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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Spaten Brewery

The world’s first Oktoberfest beer is currently invading taps around Texas. Spaten’s Oktoberfest is a medium bodied lager — darkish, aromatic with some spice and a golden crispness for autumn harvest season. Spaten’s Oktoberfest pairs best with…

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Cheers to the Best Little Bed & Brew in Fredericksburg

ANY excuse to visit the beautiful Texas Hill Country, as well as the charming town of Fredericksburg is good enough for me. There’s some great beer being made along Main Street from the friendly folks at Fredericksburg Brewing Company. In fact, we caught them on the date of their 20th anniversary!

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Find the Perfect Wine for Fall at H-E-B

True wine fans know that much of the fun with drinking wine is exploring and trying new ones. H-E-B makes it a point to have reoccurring customer favorites available on shelves, while continuing to source new vintages for us to know and love as well. Autumn is an awesome time for wines at H-E-B!

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Take Your Wine Straight to the Tub!

This is a TV segment I’ve been wanting to do for at least 7 years!! Certain scents in your bath oil could actually enhance your drinking experience. Pair your bath oil with your wine and you’re in for one heck of a relaxing night!

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HeartBrand Akaushi is on the Menu at Del Dotto Vineyards

One of the most stunning vineyards in all of Napa is also making some of the Valley’s highest rated and most sought-after wines from around the world. Now this family-owned operation is serving a one-of-a-kind beef when you attend one of their grand wine pairings…

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One of the Most Popular Wines in the US – Paired Off!

If red wine rules your palate, then consider Silver Oak a reigning king of cab. It has a HUGE following in the Lone Star State, and is among the most recognizable names in the country! For over 40 years, they’ve produced distinctive, highly drinkable Cabernet Sauvignon…

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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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