Central Coast Classic, Hahn Estates


If you have spent any time in the Central Coast area of California, then you don't need me to remind you how beautiful it is. Often at the end of a trip, the only thing that can bring solace, is remembering when you found that jewel of a winery creating the rare combination exceptional wines and an exceptional price, like those from Hahn Estates.

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Chardonnay: Oaked or Unoaked?


Chardonnay is the most diverse – and most planted – white wine grape in the world. It’s used for everything from rich Sonoma Chardonnay to the light-and-zesty ‘Blanc de Blancs’ Champagne. But so often you here wine drinkers exclaim, “I like anything but Chardonnay.”

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You Had Me at Merlot…


Okay, maybe not, but don’t go all sideways on me! The image of Merlot has taken a beating over the years following a certain movie which shall not be named, but the truth is, Merlot is one of the most classic and noble grapes of the world.

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Love All Around for Lava Lake Lamb


Let me reacquaint you with the freshest, most tender grass-fed spring lamb you’ve ever tasted, this 100% grass-fed, free-range lamb from our friends at Lava Lake Lamb arrived in store yesterday, and I don't think I could be any more excited.

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Rosé is the new Red


This time of year when the thermometer starts to climb towards 100 degrees, I am on the look out for cool and refreshing summer beverages. Just the same as changing out sweaters for sun dresses, this means switching out a beloved red for something a bit lighter, and I have found one Italian and two French rosés that are just the ticket. 

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Eat Local at Dallas Preston Royal


The team at Dallas Preston Royal could not think of a better way to spend a holiday weekend than to throw a party for all of their neighbors! And to bring the whole neighborhood together they have set out to find the tastiest treats made by their neighbors as well. Join Dallas Preston Royal to Eat Local, July 3rd - 6th.

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Wine for Every Food. Food for Every Wine.


Our upcoming Wine Week has us thinking about our favorite food and wine combinations in our stores, and there are a lot. So we’ve compiled a quick list that mixes old classics and fresh new ideas, in seven pairings perfect to complete the entire wine filled week.

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Woo-Hoo It's Almost Wine Week


Save the date! Central Market Wine Week begins on July 9th, and to say that our glasses are half full is something of an understatement. We will be featuring wine for every food and food for every wine, including your favorite varietals, top winemakers, and more all through July 15th.

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Up Your Grilling Game


The weather is getting warmer outside, which means the grills are getting hotter. And if you are anything like me you can fall into a routine of what to grill. Burgers, chicken, and grilled veggies are fantastic, but here are few new ideas before high stakes grill season kicks off.

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Farm to Market


There are a lot of things that I love about summer, but very close to the top of that list is the abundance of fresh local produce that pours into our stores this time of year. And today is an especially good day, because our produce buyer sent a list of all the goodies arriving from Johnson's Backyard Garden tomorrow.

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