Wine and Cheese Pairing: 101

There’s a good reason that cheese is often paired with wine. There’s something about the complex flavors of both that can elevate the tasting experience beyond what either can do alone. So, does it matter which cheese you select with which wine? It can definitely make a big difference. But, it doesn’t have to be […]

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Local Business Feature: jux•ta•posh

Every first Friday of the month, Chace and I have the privilege of serving Trilogy Cellars wine at jux•ta•posh in the Depot District for the First Friday Art Trail. My long-time friend, Kim Sparks, opened the store about four years ago at 1702 Buddy Holly Avenue. Coined as the “unexpected combination of salvage and style,” […]

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Champagne Mango Moscato Wine Slush

Did you know there is such a thing as a “champagne mango”? Neither did I. Or maybe you did. Either way, it is the ideal fruit to pair with Moscato for a wine slush, don’t you think? Agreed. This is truly so easy that the most difficult part is slicing the mango. But, your efforts […]

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Spring Broken

It occurred to me that the very first time I blogged was actually years ago. I did it in “Notes” on Facebook. Do you even know what I’m talking about? I know, right? Embarassing. Now, brace yourself, those “notes” are still in your Facebook profile.  Talk about a throw back. Lucky for me, my “note” […]

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Ginger Mint Moscow Mule

We planted a small herb garden on our back porch this year in a boxed shelf. My hubby built it (because he’s handy that way) and it’s completely in the shade. So, not all of the herbs have done that well. But, my dear mint has grown great! To be honest, I had very specific […]

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The Revival of an Old Soul

The Story of the Historic Building that is Home to Trilogy Cellars by Elizabeth Hill     *This is the story of how we managed to mesh our new wine business with a family history that is truly inspiring. The little town of Levelland, Texas—home to approximately 12,000 residents today—was a bustling development in 1926. In its […]

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The Chilton

What’s a Chilton, you ask? Ask anyone from Lubbock, Texas, and you will quickly hear about the Chilton. It’s a matter of local pride that Lubbock is home to this refreshing and simple cocktail. Legend has it that the drink was born at the Lubbock Country Club when Dr. Chilton asked the bartender to salt […]

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The Art of Sipping Wine

When I met my wine-grape-growing hubby eight years ago, my wine of choice was sweet moscato. It was awesome. I mean it. You could get a huge liter of it at Walgreens for like 9 bucks. I’m not kidding… about the cheap price or my former wine “sophistication.” Can you believe he gave me a […]

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Seared Brussel Sprouts with bacon & mushrooms

We have come to love brussel sprouts at our house. It took a little experimentation to figure out how all of us (kids included) would embrace them without bargaining away our dishwashers for the evening. And so, really, who doesn’t love bacon. Throw it on anything, right? Brussel sprouts are now a staple at our […]

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for Wine Lovers

I love seeing all the tips and suggestions from fashion and style bloggers for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I figured that wine lovers might catch some good sales as well. Wowza, was I right! There are some incredible sale prices just released! The early access for card holders begins on July 13th and the sale […]

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