• Festivals & Local Eats
  • Italian Wine Seminar at ICCC

    My husband and I, both members of Houston’s Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) and frequent guests at their wine tastings (read about past events here and here), were thrilled to attend their first ever Italian wine seminar in four two-hour classes over the course of four weeks, led by Master Sommelier Craig Collins (Meet the Sommelier at […]

  • Food & Wine
  • A Champagne by Any Other Name…

    What’s in a name?  With sparkling wine, quite a bit.  Don’t think of “champagne” as a blanket term for wine with bubbles.  Here’s a general and simplified rule:  Champagne is only champagne if it comes from the Champagne region in France.  Prosecco comes from the Veneto region of Italy.  And cava comes from Spain.  Everything […]