Alamos Malbec

This Alamos wine is an inky opaque dark red color with ruby red streaks going out to a deep-pink color at the rim. Several pungent notes jump out at you, but mainly black fruit tones of crushed black cherries, warm blueberry cobbler, spices, licorice, pepper, mocha and chocolate. This wine makes an entranc e with

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Beers of Texas Part 3

The Southern Star Brewing Company is not just any old brewery. For one thing, they are not some huge mid‑western beer empire out of Milwaukee, or the like. The Conroe brewers are Astros fans. They got started in 2007—four Texas families and six generations strong. Like many local brewers, Southern Star started out to make

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Thoughts on Events in Paris

Last Friday a group of young men acted to end the lives of over 120inocent  people and bring terror to a city. Reportedly members of the group known as ISIS who conducted this attack in response to the French government attacking them in Syria. Of course the French we responding to an attack on a

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Menage a Trois Malbeb

This is another Malbec from the Mendoza Region of Argentina. I have been fascinated with these Malbecs for over a year now. The Malbec presents tones of fresh blackberries and cherries to the nose. Menage a Trois Malbeb has the tones of black berries, blueberries, dark cherries and spices to build a complex dance of

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