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It's Hot in Here July Tasting at Dovini

Escape the Texas heat with us on July 2nd at 7pm at Dovini Italian Grill in Bridgeport, TX, for 'It's Hot in Here,' a refreshing wine tasting designed to cool you down and lift your spirits. I have handpicked five exceptional wines that are perfect for beating the summer sizzle....


Dovini Wine Dinner June 25

Deposit for June 25th Wine Dinner at Dovini.


Around the Island #5 Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Riesling

One of my favorite, and least favorite, varieties to imbibe is Riesling. It’s like the little girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead.  When she was good, she was very, very good, but when she was bad she was horrid. Let’s face it, there is a lot […]

Around the Island #4 Reserve des Vignerons Saumur Champigny

Look what we found on The Island today! 2017 Reserve des Vignerons Saumur Champigny. This is a Coop wine, meaning it is produced with grapes from member growers within an organization. The Coop, Cave Saumur, started in 1956 with around 40 growers, and today has more than 160. This isn’t in […]

Around the Island #3 Villa Cavarena

Today on The Island is Allegrini Villa Cavarena Valpolicella. The Allegrini family is definitely a heavy hitter in the Italian wine game. They acquired this property in 1998 which had been abandoned for years. It’s at 500 meters elevation and has good soil. The family began to replant the vineyard with […]

Around the Island #2

  Today, Around the Island, I’m checking out this red from Lirac, an appellation (official wine growing region) within the Rhône.  It’s made by Bernard Called at Domaine Coudoulis. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault, man, does it come on strong! At 15% ABV, it ain’t playing, and, as […]

Classes and Tastings on Demand!

Friends, we are launching a NEW offering, the On Demand Class and or Tasting. Here’s how it works: Get a minimum of 4 participants together, they can be where ever in the world, as long as they can join our virtual class on Zoom. Decide on the type of Class […]