Category Archives: TEXAS

‘The Gruet Who Blew It’ By Dr. Seuss

In the far-away city of Brethon in France, A fellow named Gilbert began a romance, With chard and noir and some pinot meunier, Creating (in French, please) the U.V.C.B.     Grapes were Gil’s love and with grapes Gil would … Continue reading

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Chateau Chantal Releases Some Dandy Post-Prandy Brandy

Why the amazing Chateau Chantal always sort of hangs around the periphery of my Michigan wine conscience instead of barreling to the forefront is truly one of God’s mysteries.  I’ve met winemaker Brian Hosmer many times over the years—a bright, … Continue reading

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Getting Sauced: Pairing Wine With the Mother Sauces

Besides extraordinary palates, what do George Escoffier, Antonin Carême, Julia Child, Paul Prudhomme and Masaharu Morimoto have in common? They were all sauciers—which means they could make a mother of a sauce. Mother sauces are at the foundation of classical … Continue reading

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