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Matt McGinnis
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Founder of Pen and Tell Us Strategic Story Telling, Austin, freelance writer, blogger, soccer player, husband and dad.
Founder of Pen and Tell Us Strategic Story Telling, Austin, freelance writer, blogger, soccer player, husband and dad.

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There are more than 1500 bars in Austin, but not all of them are worth your time. Here are the 11 Best Bars in Austin. 

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The 4th annual Austin Food + Wine Festival was a blast. Here is my recap with tons of photos of the sessions, the parties and the closing dance party with DJ Mel.

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Its almost time for a Cinco de Mayo margarita. Here are five ways not to fuck it up according to David Alan at the Austin Food + Wine Festival

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Texas wines came to the Austin Food + Wine Festival with a chip on its shoulder. In a Texas Two Sip session led by Devon Broglie, Ray Isle and Craig Collins, Texas wines beat comparative wines from other places around the world. Check out the match ups. ‪#‎TXwines‬

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It is perfect weather for a glass of rose or two. Here are Master Sommelier, Devon Broglie's, recommendations for great pink wines at the Austin Food + Wine Festival.

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Advanced Sommelier and beverage director at la V,@Vilma Mazaite held an incredibly informative session on sparkling wine at the Austin Food + Wine Festival. Check out her recommendations.

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Wine personality Mark Oldman held an entertaining session on the right wines to pair with spicy food at the Austin Food + Wine Festival. Check the highlights with fun photos of an audience member sabering Champagne.

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Congratulations to Tequila 512 for its amazing "Best in Show" win at the San Francisco Spirits Competition. Lots of great stuff on the horizon for this Austin-based tequila company.

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Who is the best bartender in Austin? A panel of judges (including me) chose these 9 as finalists for the CultureMap Austin Tastemaker Award for Bartender of the Year. Check out the nominees from Bar Congress, drink.well., King Bee, Garage Cocktail Bar, Qui, JW Marriott Austin, Half Step and The Tigress.

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Congrats to my client Wedding Oak Winery for winning 6 medals at the TEXSOM International Wine Competition! 
http://weddingoakwinery.com/texsom-awards/#.VRQ22fnF9Dw #wine, #winery  
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