If I Only Had $10 to Spend… (it would be on wine, of course)

If the only thing I had in my pocket was a $10 bill and I was asked to buy a wine from the local market to take to a casual group gathering, here is what I would pick: Thorny Rose Red Blend Soft and well-balanced, this blend of primarily Cabernet and Merlot provides a pleasant…

Price Vertical: Five Great Chardonnays to Fit Any Budget

In Price Verticals we recommend wines at escalating release prices that can be found widely at local retail in Texas and that are an exceptional value at the price. For many wine drinkers, Chardonnay is a varietal you either love or you wouldn’t be caught dead drinking. My relationship with the grape is little more…

The Wines of….Walgreens?

The polar vortex has come and gone, but has left most of us with a few scars. In Dallas, we had a two day period where the ice on the roads made it unsafe to drive. Even though I grew up in Wisconsin and took my drivers test in January, driving on the snow in…

F, Yeah! Dave Phinney’s New Wine Finds the Right Location

The inspiration for Dave Phinney’s new Locations line of wines hit him while he was standing at De Gaulle Airport in Paris. The block letter county code stickers on the back of the cars gave him the idea to create blends in homage to the great wine regions of Europe and have a single letter…