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A miracle and a ray of hope from the land of Verdicchio this Thanksgiving

Here at home in Houston, we spend an inordinate amount time talking about butterflies, dinosaurs, and rocket ships. Thankfully, the little domestic bubble our microtexans (ages 2 and almost 4) inhabit is impermeable to the helter-skelter world outside. 670 more words

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Taste Franciacorta with me in SEATTLE Monday, December 7

It’s official: I’ll be doing the last tasting of the 2015 Franciacorta Real Story campaign in Seattle on December 7 at Osteria La Spiga.

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"Cannelloni waits for no one": scenes from Tony Vallone's 50th anniversary celebration

Above: Tony served salt-encrusted Gulf of Mexico red snapper for 300+ persons last night.

In coming hours and days, much will be written about last night’s charity gala celebration of my friend and client Tony Vallone’s fiftieth anniversary as a restaurateur at his flagship restaurant in Houston, Tony’s. 922 more words

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Bruno Giacosa Barolo fetches potentially record price in rare wine auction

At an auction of rare Italian wines held yesterday at Bolaffi in Turin, a buyer paid €17,500 (with fees) for an 11-bottle lot of Bruno Giacosa 1971 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione Falletto (Red Label), a potentially record price for Italian wine at auction. 135 more words

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"You opened the Merlot without me?" My Thanksgiving recommendations for @HoustonPress @EatingOurWords

Above: there are handful of one-liter bottles of the 2010 Selbach Riesling that — I’m guessing — have been sitting on the shelves at the flagship Spec’s in Houston (the behemoth Texas retailer) for a few years now. 516 more words

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The siege of Paris circa 1532. Today, as she shudders and weeps, so do we...

Above: Paris as it appeared around the mid-fifteenth century in a painted manuscript. The panel depicts Merovigian king Dagobert I (603-639 C.E.; see attribution below) in Saint-Denis (just north of the city’s center). 753 more words

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Vive la France!

Solidarity for our French sisters and brothers… thoughts and prayers for all those affected by yesterday’s attack on French citizens and Parisian visitors… vive la France!

French flag image via Wisegie.

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