Slow Wine with Me

Love is patient. Love is kind wine. What wait?! Yes, you read that correctly. In the Book of Ty love is indeed wine. Everyone has their own way in which they express and receive love. According to relationship counselor, Dr. Gary Chapman, there are five love languages: affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service, and gifts (of wine). So, when a guy picks up on my love of wine and surprises me with a bottle…heyyy, now you’re talking my language. With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought it was only right to give the guys some advice on how to impress a girl (with wine of course). Why wine? Obviously, women (at least most) enjoy wine (you can thank Olivia Pope for that), but there’s something about a man who knows his wine that’s super sexy and sophisticated. So, slow wine with me for a minute as I drop some…

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Who Poured It Best?

Since, we’re talking about wine bars this week, I thought it was only right that I review one…or two in this case. So, today on Your Glass or Mine, I’m introducing Who Poured It Best? a new series, where two wine bars go bottle to bottle to win my certified wino approval for best wine bar. Okay, maybe it’s not that serious, but I thought it would be fun to explore different wine bars in the city to see how they matched up against each other. Up this week, we have Houston’s own 13 Celsius and Camerata. Let’s see Who Poured It Best? Ty’s Takeaways… 13 Celsius 3000 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004 Hours: Mon-Sun, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. Ambiance: 13 Celsius has a very intimate feel to it. It’s pretty small and cozy with bar, table and couch seating available. The dim lighting really softens the room. There’s…

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Wine Bar 101

Long lines, cheap drinks, thirsty dudes…that’s that ish I don’t like! These days, the club is the last place I want to spend my Saturday night…or any night for that matter. Call me bougie, but there’s something about being in a room full of randoms poppin’ bottles and showing off the latest twerk team moves that just doesn’t appeal to me anymore. (Okay, okay…I was never really about that life.) Instead, my ideal evening includes wine and good conversation with friends at a wine bar. Yes, wine bars have become my new turn up spot. #myturnupisclassy. I realize that ordering wine can be intimidating and at times overwhelming, especially in a public setting. When in doubt, I’d use my “pick and point” method to order wine. Just pick whatever wine “sounded” good and then point to it on the menu if I didn’t know how to pronounce it correctly. #mrsmetoo…

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#WineWednesday: Branwar Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

Doolhof, Cabernet Sauvignon Price: $20-$22 Year: 2011 Region: Wellington, South Africa Retailer: Check Online As promised, I’m reviewing my favorite wine from the Posh Liquors event with Branwar Wines. Here is a list of the three wines featured that night: Passages, Chardonnary (2013) Doolhof, Cabernet Sauvignon (2011) Cascina Gilli, Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco (2013) It’s not rocket science that the wine that stood out to me the most was…drum roll please…Doolhof Cabernet Sauvignon. I like to think of this cab as that dude you randomly meet who has a great personality, but not necessarily the looks to back it up. Yet, the more you talk to him, the more he begins to grow on you. Doolhof is like the Steve Urkel of wines. After a couple sips, this cab was definitely wearing me down ;) Ty’s Takeaways…  So, this full-bodied cab was intense at first sip. Immediately, I got the…

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Changing Palates with Branwar Wines

Changing Palates is a new series on Your Glass or Mine, where I’ll chat with a wine professional about tips to help beginners and self-proclaimed winos (like myself) expand their tasting palates and explore new wines. Moving forward Changing Palates will occur the third Friday of every month. On Friday, I attended a wine tasting event with Branwar Wines at Posh Liquors in downtown Houston. Branwar Wines is a local wine distributor here in Texas, with an impressive portfolio of wines from South Africa and other regions including, Chile, Argentina, Italy, Spain, and the U.S. I did some a lot of tasting that night :) However, I’m saving my review for #WineWednesday! I must admit that as much as I love wine tasting, the geek in me also enjoys the educational part and talking with experts to really help expand my wine knowledge. Like I said before, I have the drinking part…

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