#WineDownWednesday: Warming Winter Wines

by Robin Barr Sussman on January 16, 2019

Baby, it’s cold outside! So, why not curl up in front of a warm fireplace with a relaxing glass of wine and decompress after the crazy holidays? Most wine lovers are thinking red wine about...

#FoodieFriday: Four Seasons Newest Restaurant Adds Latin Twist to Texas Favorites

by Britni Rachal on January 11, 2019

From chocolate tacos with a hint of ancho chile to modern spins on traditional ceviche, the newest restaurant at Four Seasons Austin offers many enticing opportunities to explore fresh combinations and twists on fine dining...

5 Ways to be Shaken & Stirred with Great Holiday Cocktails

by Margaret Richards on December 21, 2018

With the whirl of gift-buying, travel plans, festive food planning and prepping under way, here are some expert tips for taking the stress out of one key part of your celebrations—-those all important holiday cocktails!...

#Brilliant Pairings: Fizz the Season!

by Robin Barr Sussman on December 19, 2018

While shopping for holiday gifts, scout out the bubbly for a New Year’s Eve toast or party. You might as well stock up on sales or favorites you discover because Valentine’s Day is just around...

Cheers! 7 Sips for Holiday Partying, New Year’s, Bowl Games & More

by The Elves at Texas Lifestyle Magazine on December 17, 2018

Looking for the perfect cocktail for a holiday shindig, New Year’s or even a bowl game viewing party? Check out where to find them, recipes to concoct them at home plus a fun twist on...

#FoodieFriday: Basil Hayden’s Flavorful Bourbon Twist for Holiday Gatherings

by Britni Rachal on December 14, 2018

A simple, yet elegant alternative to wine. That’s what Basil Hayden’s Bourbon wants to remind holiday hosts about as family and friends gather around tables together this holiday season. With a spicy rye, yet sweetly...

#FoodieFriday: Hopping at The Brewer’s Table, Austin

by Jennifer Simonson on December 7, 2018

Any Austinite who has lived in the city for more than five years is quick to point out the negative impacts of recent growth. The traffic, the loss of live music venues, high rises on...

#Brilliant Pairings: Giving Thanks With American Wines

by Robin Barr Sussman on November 19, 2018

A cheat sheet for procrastinators! Thursday, November 22 is Thanksgiving, an American holiday started in 1621 by the Pilgrims at Plymouth with a feast to celebrate the harvest and to thank the Wampanoag Indians for...