Tag Archives: Houston
Some people would be content to win a Golden Globe award and to star in Dune, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, The Doors, Sex in the City, and Desperate Housewives. Not Kyle MacLachlan. He has a goal that goes beyond being … Continue reading
Houston is a wine drinking city. Because of its unique oil patch background, Houston has developed its own palate for Cabernet made in a middle-of-the road style. Spec’s Charles M. Bear Dalton explains the origins of the Houston wine palate … Continue reading
A Choreographed Celebration of Music, Food & Wine Sunday September 23, 2012 Once again, Triniti Restaurant and Mercury, the orchestra redefined, are collaborating in what promises to be yet another extraordinary culinary event – the second in an ongoing series – … Continue reading
Spec’s Charles M. Bear Dalton has published his list of favorite BYOB restaurants in Houston. Read Bear’s list here. If you have a favorite BYOB restaurant that did not make it to Bear’s list, let us know.
Michael Stewart, a long-term River Oaks resident, became a Houston success story. Now he’s well on his way to becoming a Napa Valley success story. Mr. Stewart graduated from Rice University with a degree in electrical engineering. He founded Texas MicroSystems in … Continue reading
What Houston sommelier has assembled the most value-driven wine list in town? According to Food & Wine magazine, it’s Vanessa Treviño Boyd of Philippe Restaurant + Lounge, whom the magazine named one of seven top sommeliers for 2012. Treviño Boyd moved to … Continue reading
News of wine shortages and record harvests leaves Houston’s wine consumers confused as to where prices are headed. Spec’s Charles Bear Dalton provides us with his perspective in this article.
Wine Enthusiast has selected Houston’s own Sean Beck as its mixologist of the month. Sean is the beverage director of Backstreet Cafe, Hugo’s, and Trevisio Restaurants. Learn more about Sean here.
Texas Monthly magazine recently carried a feature article on Guy Stout, one of only 160 Master Sommeliers in the world and the first of only six in the state of Texas. Learn more about Guy Stout here.
by Emma Summers That time of year is now upon us. The holiday season is coming to an end, but certainly not without one last celebration. This weekend, many will gather throughout the country and world to celebrate the end … Continue reading