#FoodieFriday: Curbside Cocktails

by Robin Barr Sussman on August 14, 2020

Texas restaurants and drinkeries have just the sip for enduring social distancing at home with creative pre-mixed cocktails. The only rule for liquor to-go is that you must order food. No problem: Manhattans, sangrias, salty...

#WineWednesday: Wine and Cheese, Please!

by Robin Barr Sussman on August 5, 2020

When it’s too hot to cook, everyone wants cool, easy meals and snacks to nosh with refreshing wines. Here are seven “no recipe” dishes to make at home starring cheeses that can be purchased at...

#WeddingWednesday: Bridal Spa Bliss

by Robin Barr Sussman on July 1, 2020

Even though weddings are smaller, summer bride season is in full bloom across Texas. Last month we wrote about wedding wines and today it’s luxurious spa treatments to prepare for The Big Day—or just any...

#WineWednesday: Wedding Wines That Wow

by Robin Barr Sussman on June 10, 2020

No matter what the world throws us, it can’t stop love. Or weddings. Petite soirees are the rage with family and close friends mostly in outdoor settings. Because groups are smaller, the bride-to-be can focus...

#FoodieFriday: The Great Texas Cheese and Wine Road Trip

by Robin Barr Sussman on May 29, 2020

Going stir crazy? Then let’s take a road trip to nationally-lauded Antonelli’s Cheese Shop in Austin, pack a picnic, and hit a Texas winery that welcomes picnics and is offering tastings. Optionally, have a happy...

#WineWednesday: Wineries Get Creative During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Robin Barr Sussman on April 29, 2020

With virtual wine tastings, great deals on shipping, fundraising, and online cooking classes, wineries are providing a grape escape while we shelter in place. Here’s to sipping safe—the new normal, at least for a little...

#WineWednesday: Cheers to Earth Day, 2020! (Plus, Bonus Recipe)

by Robin Barr Sussman on April 15, 2020

Whether you drink red or white, go green in the glass this month while social distancing. Earth Day 2020 is April 22, but for many wineries, earth-friendly practices happen every day. From composting to water...

#WineWednesday: Wining and Dining Well During the Pandemic, Part Two

by Robin Barr Sussman on April 1, 2020

We’re back with our second installment of the Texas Restaurant Take Out. From New American to Tex-Mex (a margarita with that?), pizza and cold beer, to cheese shops with wine, here are our Top 10+1...