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Here is your chance to go to a kick-ass party with the Best Texas Wines selected by Jessica Norman Dupuy​ of Texas Monthly​ and grilled lamb, goat and pork from Chef John Bates of Noble Sandwich Co.​for FREE!!! Its easy to enter. Check it out, and come party with me at the The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas​ Toast and Roast on Sunday! 
Some of you love Texas wine. Some of you are skeptical about its quality. Here is your chance to taste the 20 Best Texas Wines all in one place and all for free. That’s right, What Are You Drinking is giving away a pair of tickets to the The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas‘s inaugural Toast …
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Can't wait for Toast & Roast on March 1. 
 
Wine & Food Foundation of Texas and Texas Monthly Presents Toast & Roast
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The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas hosts incredible wine and food centric events throughout the year. Through their philanthropy program many of these events benefit nonprofits in our community to include Dell Children's Med...
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Brrr its cold outside! Warm up with these whiskey cocktails. 
Late winter weather in Texas calls for whiskey to warm you up. But instead of heading to a bar for a beverage, What Are You Drinking brings you three winter warmer whiskey cocktail recipes to make at home. A Texas take on Irish Coffee Amanda and Nick Swift both love Scotch whisky. Amanda was born to love …
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Its a lovely day to have a whiskey and Champagne cocktail. Al Capone's birthday is a perfect excuse to break out the Templeton Rye and a cocktail shaker. Cheers!
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We're already 10 days into the new year. Its about damn time we give up on those silly New Year's Resolutions and drink a damn good bottle of bubbly. I’ve got a recommendation for something to add to your juice diet: Franciacorta.
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Porter Ale House & Gastropub is about to get its moment of fame when it appears on the upcoming Bravo TV series, "Best New Restaurant." Now is your time to try it before the crowds discover it. Duck in for a beer at lunch or a fantastic gin & tonic made with Revolution Spirits Austin Reserve Gin.
Some days you just need a beer at lunch. Porter Ale House and Gastropub has you covered with delicious food and excellent beer selection served at lunch.
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If you are looking for last-minute holiday gift ideas for the cocktail lover in your life, consider these essential bar tools recommended by Scranton Twohey, the owner of Whisler's. 
If you want the perfect gift for a cocktail lover, consider these indispensable happy hour implements selected by Scranton Twohey, the owner of Austin cocktail mecca, Whisler’s.
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This Thursday the Austin Food & Wine Alliance and the TipsyTexan.com will host "The Official Drink of Austin" cocktail competition. There will be tons of excellent drinks from Texas distillers and Austin's best bartenders. You need to be there. I've got a pair of tickets to give away. Enter here!!
Here is your chance to win tickets to see some of the most talented bartenders in Austin mix amazing cocktails at The Official Drink of Austin competition.
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One of Texas' oldest craft breweries introduced a new label design with every beer over its 19 years in business. Now Real Ale Brewing has  kicked it all to the curb with a complete brand makeover - new logo, packaging and swag with a consistent identity. Same great beer, fresh new look. What do you think? 
Just in time for Texas Independence Day, my birthday and SXSW, Real Ale Brewing Company, will unveil a completely new look for its logo, packaging, and website. After 19 years of brewing craft beer and selling it in somewhat miss-matched bottles and cans, the brewery has made the bold move to update its image while retaining  elements …
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Looking for new wineries to visit In Texas? Try these 8 off the beaten path places to relax and have a good glass of wine. ‪#‎TXwine‬
The popular wineries clustered along U.S. Route 290 and near Fredericksburg regularly draw big crowds to their tasting rooms. While these wineries are great, there are several hidden gems just a short drive from Austin. On January 17 and 18, the Top of the Hill Country Wine Trail held a barrel tasting event from the 2014 harvest …
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Thanks Amy! Happy to give you the inside scoop before you go. 
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This Sunday, 3 advanced sommeliers will go head-to-head in a wildly entertaining food & wine paring competition, Somms Under Fire. Keeper Collection, LLC is hosting this fantastic event for the 4th year with incredible food from Chef David Bull and Chef Jason Stude. The contestants are top notch and the judges are the best in the industry. See you there!
  Figuring out the right wine to go with your dinner can be daunting for just about anyone. Just try doing it in front of a live audience and a panel of wine experts judging you. That is exactly what three wine professionals will do when they compete in the 2015 Somms Under Fire, a …
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Texas Monthly has taken the guess work out of trying Texas wine. Its new Texas Wine Club will ship excellent wines selected by its wine editor, Jessica Norman Dupuy quarterly. #TXWine
Get the best Texas Wine with the new Texas Monthly Texas Wine Club.
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