Rodeo Houston Wine Experience 2017

Howdy, wine friends! If you live in Houston then you already know what time it is! It’s Rodeo season! It’s been over a year since the last time I attended, but I’m back and checking out the wines of course! So, this year, the Champion Wine Garden features more than 70 award-winning wines from the 2017 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition. There is literally something for every palate—red, white, sweet, dry, bubbly to wines made in Texas and internationally. The menu can be quite overwhelming, but there are volunteers available to help you decide. Wine is served by the glass and bottle. Prices by the glass range from $6 to $14, while prices by the bottle range from $20 to $140. I also noticed that the wine garden also sells snacks. You can purchase a cheese plate for $18 and/or charcuterie tray for $28. The Wine Garden has everything to make…

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Ogun Art + Wine Grand Opening Recap

Hey wine friends! I know I’ve been M.I.A lately. Lo siento mucho!!! Still trying to get adjusted to my new work life. It’s been crazy busy, but I promise I’ll be back to my regular blogging routine soon. Okay, so let me catch you up on my latest wine adventure. I was invited to the grand opening of a new wine bar called Ogun Art + Wine over the weekend. I was super excited to attend. You know wine and art are two of my all time favorite things! But unfortunately that’s where the excitement ends for me. The night ended up being an epic fail for the books. Epic fail might be a little too harsh, but let’s just say I wasn’t pleased with my experience and here’s why… Ty’s Takeaways… Location: So, let me start with some background about the place. Ogun Art + Wine is located off of Washington Ave…

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Suite Four Sparkling Wine

Varietal: Unknown | Region: California | Retailer: Suite Four | Price: $19.99 Having a week off before I start my new job has been pure heaven! It has afforded me long overdue “ME TIME” and allowed me to catch up on much needed reading (sike!) wine drinking. I finally got a chance to try the new Suite Four sparkling wine. Last summer, Suite Four was founded by Cyrina Yarbrough, a Cali native now living the D.C. life, in an effort to create an unpretentious wine that millennials could drink whether it’s in a fancy flute or in a red solo cup. And that’s what initially drew me to Cyrina’s story when we first connected a couple of months ago. She get’s it! Everything about wine doesn’t have to be formal. With Suite Four, Cyrina has created a universal wine that anyone can enjoy no matter what stage you’re in on your wine journey. I applaud her determination to break into the wine industry and…

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Rosa Regale

Varietal: 100% Brachetto | Region: Piedmont, Italy | Retailer: Check Online | Price: $13/$14 Mood: Hopeful *Queue Beyonce* Where are all my single ladies? This post is for you! Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and it can be a little daunting if you’re not in a relationship. But, I’m an optimist and believe in that Keith Sweat Make it Last Forever type of love. It may not happen today…or tomorrow, but one day! So, fix your face if Valentine’s Day has you feeling some type of way. It’s just a day. I repeat…IT’S JUST A DAY!   Wine Pairing: CELEBRATE if you’re single. Don’t let all the couples have all the fun. A couple of weeks ago, I received a bottle of Rosa Regale from Banfi Wines. I thought it would be perfect for some Single Awareness or Galentine’s Day fun. Rosa Regale is a sparkling red wine from Italy. It’s made 100% from the Brachetto grape. This red has very unique aromas — strawberries,…

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Valentine’s Day Pairing Playbook

Raise a glass if you survived Super Bowl 51. **ting** A double clink if you survived Super Bowl 51 and live in Houston! **clank, clank** Next up, the holiday that people either love to love or love to hate….Valentine’s Day. I always get asked about wine pairings for this romanic day, so I decided to put together a little pairing playbook to help you pick out the right wines. Now, don’t stop reading if you’re single and Valentine’s Day is the furthest thing from your mind. You don’t have to be in a relationship to take advantage of these recommendations. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for your significant other or getting a group of friends together for some Galentine’s Day fun, these wine recommendations are perfect for any special occasion. So, let’s get started! Pre-Game Start your evening off with some bubbly. Nothing like a champagne or sparkling wine toast to get the…

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