Wine Bars

    2014 Wine Ride “The Oregon Trail” Visits 3 Texas Cities in October, 2014

    2014 Wine Ride “The Oregon Trail” Visits 3 Texas Cities in October, 2014 October 8, 2014 Diane Dixon, the brains behind Keeper Collection, is always scheming fun ways to present amazing food and wine pairings. She has created a portfolio of spectacular annual events including CITYWIDE 86′D, which recently won a “Best of Austin Award” from the Austin Chronicle, Chef’s Under Fire, ...

    6 readers - By Matt Mcginnis/ What Are you Drinking?

    The 21 Best Wine Bars in the Country

    September 23, 2014 0 comments Articles & Reviews, By Jonathan Cristaldi Fifty years ago if you’d asked for a glass of Malbec, you’d probably be greeted with a long, awkward silence. Today, there are over 8,000 wineries in the US, and even more bars that are pouring out such a vast, global selection of wines that America recently surpassed France as the world’s biggest winos. Napa Cab? Easy.

    6 readers - By Jonathan Cristaldi/ Winetology

      brothers in arms: le cave à michel, 75010

      not drinking poison in paris - - 5 readers - In writing about Paris restaurant openings, I'm accustomed to grousing about stillborn fads and failed trendhopping. (Meatballs, anyone? Wine by the litre?) But newly opened Place Sainte Marthe wine bar La Cave à Michel floors me, for it's perhaps the first place I've encountered since Bistro Bellet last fall that seems genuinely forward-thinking.

      Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona.

      The Wine Sleuth - - 4 readers - Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona. Posted by winesleuth in All, Food and Wine, Spain | 0 comments Oct 18, 14 I’m currently hanging out in Barcelona and getting to know the city. It’s not only a cheap holiday destination but a gorgeous city to wander around. As a wine blogger, I’m always interested in finding good wine shops.

      reborn: vivant cave, 75010

      not drinking poison in paris - - 2 readers - Given that this is a wine blog, I usually avoid posting on chef career moves. The practice risks stoking the already outsize demand in Paris for internationally-trained chefs who can legally work here. Additionally, there are other blogs following kitchen politics far better than I ever could. But the recent hire of chef Svante Forstorp at ex-Pierre Jancou wine bar Vivant Cave ...

      Episode Recap: Bar Rescue Season 4, Ep 3

      The Alcohol Professor - - 1 readers - courtesy Spike TV Welcome to Alcohol Professor’s weekly recap of Bar Rescue, Spike TV’s reality show that gives desperate liquor purveyors a chance to turn themselves into beyond visitable venues. Hosted by nightlife guru Jon Taffer, this week’s episode, entitled “Schmuck Dynasty,” is set in a Staten Island bar run by hapless siblings.

    The latest about Wine Bars

      Episode Recap: Bar Rescue Season 4, Ep 3

      … in a bizarrely, cheese-first-then-sauce fashion, by Pablo, the world’s most unfortunate cook. Capon also sends his wife in undercover, only to discover the bar is lacking a wine list. So why was my viewing experience so unpleasant this episode? While Taffer spouts his usual bout of anger and bottle breaking, the emotional reaction from the Kachow…

      1 readers - By Aliza Kellerman/ The Alcohol Professor

      Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona.

      … a fair amount of wines from France and Italy as well as some Spanish wines lining the walls of both venues. L’anima del Vi is bigger then El Soplo, having a good sized seating area with tables for drinking the night away. El Soplo is more of a hole in the wall but very atmospheric. L’Anima del Vi has a small tapas type menus to soak up the vino and El…

      4 readers - By The Wine Sleuth

      brothers in arms: le cave à michel, 75010

      … In writing about Paris restaurant openings, I'm accustomed to grousing about stillborn fads and failed trendhopping. (Meatballs, anyone? Wine by the litre?) But newly opened Place Sainte Marthe wine bar La Cave à Michel floors me, for it's perhaps the first place I've encountered since Bistro Bellet last fall that seems genuinely forward-thinking…

      5 readers - By Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris

      The 21 Best Wine Bars in the Country

      …September 23, 2014 0 comments Articles & Reviews, By Jonathan Cristaldi Fifty years ago if you’d asked for a glass of Malbec, you’d probably be greeted with a long, awkward silence. Today, there are over 8,000 wineries in the US, and even more bars that are pouring out such a vast, global selection of wines that America recently surpassed…

      6 readers - By Jonathan Cristaldi/ Winetology

      reborn: vivant cave, 75010

      … presentation that foregrounded a flavoursome roast courgette. The first of many wines that evening was the most memorable for me: a keen, succulent, herbacious Viognier from young Ardechois winemaker Gregory Guillaume, who began his 3ha domaine in just 2011. The cuvée was quite aptly entitled "Lucky"; it seems providential indeed that Guillaume, in just his…

      2 readers - By Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris

      les caves de reuilly, 75012

      … with a surprisingly omnivorous array of grandmotherly ingredients ranging from tarragon to cream to goat cheese to red pepper. I've yet to encounter any truly mindblowing rillettes de mer, but they make for a refreshing alternative in wine bars like Caves de Reuilly where the other options are run-of-the-mill cheese and charcuterie. To his credit, Le Nen…

      6 readers - By Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris

      insiders: monsieur henri, 75003

      …I recently lauded fledgling 11ème wine bar Aux Deux Cygnes for bringing a bit of professionalism and style to its gentrification-frontier quartier. If that establishment's location is central to its charm, the same dynamic applies to another new Paris wine bar, the 9-month-old Monsieur Henri, which manages to be impressively discreet despite being…

      7 readers - By Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris

      aux deux cygnes paris 75011

      …-Parisian things, and visitors, for whom all things Parisian are novel. For an unintended consequence of France's imperialist adventures in Asia is that, a century and a half later, it seems plausible that Paris would contain excellent Vietnamese food. Aux Deux Cygnes, a well-appointed dollhouse of a wine bar on rue Keller opened three months ago…

      7 readers - By Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris

      32 Oldest Bars in San Francisco by Neighborhood

      …Where I’m home in San Francisco or traveling abroad, I could use a good stiff drink, hand crafted cocktail, or a glass of wine at anytime. Want to play tourist in your own town or are you traveling to San Francisco and looking for a little history in the land of new technology? Look no further. Check out this list of the 32 Oldest Bars in San…

      3 readers - By Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV

      le cave chateaubriand 75011

      … Cave, a French pun* that doesn't scan in English. You have the shop's quixotic concept, which is to offer exclusively non-French natural wines. You have the fact that food is sold to-go, but no food is available for consumption on premises - not a cheese rind, not the barest sliver of charcuterie. Yet a rotating cast of the shop's exotic…

      5 readers - By Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris