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Texas Martini

By Bob on March 21, 2013 4:45 AM | Read More

Making the perfect martini is a matter of personal taste. Through years of experimentation, I've mixed some that were too weak, too strong and some icepick-through-the brain concoctions tasting like paint thinner. Age and years of experimentation have finally led me to the perfect martini made with the perfect vodka: American Harvest.

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How to Make Strawberry/Jalapeno Tequila

By Bob on May 3, 2012 4:25 AM | Read More

I tried infused tequilas for the very first time when Charlotte and I were down at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa a few weeks ago. I have to tell you boomers, I fell HARD for these wonderful concoctions.

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Wine Hug

By Bob on March 8, 2012 5:51 AM | Read More

I've got a question for you. Have you hugged your wine today? Well, then you definitely need the Wine Hug!

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Voli Vodka

By Bob on January 26, 2012 6:26 AM | Read More

As a lifelong resident of the South, I grew up watching the grownups sip bourbon on the back porch. But, when I reached (legal) drinking age I rejected their caramel-colored concoction and chose vodka as my drink of choice. And never. Looked. Back. BOO YAH.

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Jack Rabbit Hill Pinot Meunier

By Bob on January 9, 2012 8:02 AM | Read More

Colorado's known for a lot of things, but let's face it - winemaking really isn't one of them. The folks at Jack Rabbit Hill are doing their best to change all that. It's an innovative little winery occupying about 70 acres in western Colorado's North Fork Valley. All of the grapes are 100% organic and winemaker Lance Hanson has a reputation for being an agricultural innovator and a maker of some terrific boutique wines.

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House Band Wines

By Bob on November 30, 2011 5:20 AM | Read More

Everybody knows California is wine country. That intimidates a lot of people, because they think wine is snooty stuff that you have to really know to fully appreciate. There's at least one CA winery that's taking a different approach by making everyday wines that are approachable and even FUN. Ever heard of House Band Wines? Well, turn the amp up to 11 and pour yourself a glass.

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Jacob's Creek

By Bob on September 8, 2011 1:08 AM | Read More

The folks at Jacob's Creek invited us to a "virtual" tasting the other afternoon (and yes, I'd use air quotes " " even if I was telling you this story in person). Their idea? Send Boomer Headquarters five of Jacob's finest Reserve wines: Jacob's Creek  Barossa Dry Riesling, Adelaide Hills Chardonnay,  Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and its Barossa Shiraz, so we could give 'em a try.

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Summer Wines & Wine Reading

By Bob on June 2, 2011 2:03 AM | Read More

Even though summer hasn't "officially" started (that's June 21st) we've already uncorked some lighter wines to get us in the mood for the longer days to come. Our friends at St. Francis and the Naked Grape wineries gave us some nice varietals to try, so we gave 'em a taste as we shift to the softer shades of summer.

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Riedel Glassware

By Bob on March 23, 2011 5:31 AM | Read More

I have a wine-related confession to make. Back in the day (as Cole would say), I spent one summer as a dormitory resident in a converted hospital in Granbury, Texas. No big deal really. Just a bunch of college kids living together in a run-down place where a lot of people died.

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The 2006 Hill Family Cabernet Sauvignon

By Bob on March 3, 2011 7:03 AM | Read More

The folks at Hill Family Estate Wines (no relation, but c'mon you guys really need a 55-year-old son don't you?) released their 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon recently and sent me a bottle to sample. Charlotte and I love cabernets and the bigger and bolder - the better.

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Drinking Made Easy

By Bob on October 28, 2010 6:48 AM | Read More

Back in my Mad Men days (ok, it was the early 80's, but try and keep up) I had a female boss who could drink any man under the table. At one time, I was the ad agency employee who held the record for having the longest "lunch" with her. We went into Ft. Worth's famed Carriage House restaurant for a client lunch at 12:30 one day and stumbled out emerged a mere 10 hours later. Yeah, she was something.

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Fritz Cabernet - Dry Creek Valley

By Bob on June 17, 2010 6:05 AM | Read More

Fritz Cabernet - Dry Creek Valley

This delicious red is comprised of 92 percent Cabernet and eight percent Malbec. It's full bodied with velvety tannins with notes of cherry, cocoa, tobacco and ripe plums. The palate delivers a hint of blackberry with a touch of pepper wrapped in a rich envelope of dried currant.  

 

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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.

Tips:

If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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