#supportlocal- Local Dining and Wine Options

In an effort to support local wineries, wine bars, restaurants, and bakeries that have been forced to modify their services to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and help you find some great places to eat, this is a list of places in Spring and The Woodlands that are...

COVID-19 and The Sugar Vine

I sent this to the email subscribers yesterday but I felt it was important enough that everyone should know. Stay safe and healthy during these uncertain times. We’ll get through it by supporting each other…and with a little wine! I sent this to the email...

Spring Break Wines

What a week, am I right? A lot of Houston area schools went on Spring Break this week and some of them won’t be returning to school for 2 weeks instead of 1 due to the spread of the coronavirus. Colleges are extending their spring breaks as well or moving to online...

It’s a Mardi Gras Party!!!

Did Mardi Gras sneak up on anyone else this year???? I feel like it was Groundhog Day just yesterday and now Fat Tuesday is right around the corner! There are lots of places to celebrate this weekend with the stereotypical raucous parades and more family friendly...

American Presidents REALLY Love Wine

In honor of President’s Day, here are 10 facts your probably don’t know about our presidents and wine: Schramsberg could hold the unofficial title of favorite White House sparkling wine. Every president since Nixon has served it at least once.Presidents...

Pink, roses, chocolate, and wine, oh my!

Just in case you hadn’t gotten the message from the flower tents at the grocery store, the big chocolate and wine displays, the advertisements on TV, and all of the other not-so-subtle hints that Valentine’s Day is on February 14th EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. But I get it....

Wine, Chocolate, and Your Heart

Have you seen a big uptick in advertisements to get your heart checked, make sure you’re staying healthy, etc? That’s because February is American Heart Month. I don’t often get on a soapbox about health issues, but this one is really important because heart disease...

To Age or Not to Age

One of the biggest problems that casual drinkers and collectors alike face is wine going bad, whether you just bought and opened a bottle and there’s just something funky about it, or you’ve got a huge collection and can’t keep track of how old each bottle is. Since...

It’s Cocktail Hour!

I know this may sound crazy, but every so often you’ll discover someone who doesn’t like wine. You have two choices at this point: 1) Run away and never speak to them again, or 2) Convert them. You can go whichever way you choose but I prefer the second option. A...

Bold and Savory- The Perfect BBQ Pairing

“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” Andre Simon Today’s pairing is all about BBQ. Since I’m from Texas, when I think of BBQ sauce, I think a hearty, thick red sauce with a little bit of heat to it. You can put this...