What is a Sommelier?

What is a sommelier? A sommolier is someone who is a wine expert and “possesses expert knowledge of fine wines.” Here is a bit of history about the word sommelier: “The word “sommelier” is derived from the Late Latin term sagma, meaning “pack saddle.” In Old French, the word somier meant “pack animal.” By the […]

What Texas Wines Do Millennials Drink?

There are 90 million millennials and they don’t drink what their parents drink—Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay. They want everything oddball. You give a millennial the choice between Cabernet or Cinsault, and they’ll go right for the Cinsault.’ What do you drink? Full Article: What Texas Wines Do Millennials Drink?

Wine & Food Pairings

Build your dinner party shopping list with more ease using this wine and food pairing Infographic as a guide. Whether you are cooking steaks or baking cakes, you will find the perfect combinations for your party. After hosting a few dinner parties using this Infographic, you’ll become an expert in pairing wine and food. Your […]

Stilton Filet with Grilled Asparagus and Potato Walnut Confit

This Emeril Lagasse-inspired filet mignon recipe is great for a dinner for two. Drizzled with the port wine reduction and garnished with stilton cheese, expect your taste buds to escalate to a whole new level. Pour yourself a glass of Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon to add to the invigorating taste of the Stilton Cheese. The […]

Sage White Wine Roasted Game Hens

If you’re in the mood for some gourmet food and a glass of wine (or two), but don’t want to go to a restaurant, try this flavorful recipe. This simple, yet exquisite dish pairs well with Noble Vines “446” Chardonnay. Since game hens are an ideal size for a dinner for two, make this dish […]

Food & Beer

Did you know that beer is just as food-friendly as wine is? Explore different beer and food pairings and give your party guests more to enjoy. Whether you are trying to compliment an appetizer or contrast an entree, this chart from Thunder Canyon Brewery will make your beer and food pairing selections a lot easier. […]

​Wine & Cheese Pairings

Wine and cheese may be one of the longest lasting, famous relationships EVER! Who cares about Brangelina or Kimye?!? We love keeping up-to-date on gossip about our favorite celebrity couple, Weese. That’s right, Wine and Cheese! Here are some pointers from Gallo Wine Academy for when you are creating your own dynamite duo at home. These […]

Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

Summer is a time for eating light to keep that body in shape for all those pool parties or beach days. Try this spicy Thai salad to give your taste buds a kick. Enjoy it as an appetizer, a snack or a light lunch. Cool off and wash it all down with a glass of […]