Wine Column

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Wine: Shine with these sparklings

Those of us who appreciate sparkling wine have never had it so good. Prices, for the most part, are wonderfully low, and quality has…

Wine: $3 chardonnays worth trying

Can a wine drinker survive on $3 wine? Probably, given my experiment with five $3 chardonnays from Dallas retailers. The wines weren’t spectacular, but…

Wine: Cheap is the new pricey

This month marks a milestone for the Advocate and cheap wine. In fact, the milestone probably wouldn’t have been possible without the Advocate wine…

Think pink

Charles & Charles Rosé ($10) Washington This month marks the 11th annual Advocate rosé column where we celebrate pink wine that costs $10, pairs…

Mamma mia!

Wines for Mother’s Day; Blind tasting and Red Velvet Brownies

Alternative blanc

Alternative blanc

The next time you want to drink the same old thing, consider these alternatives.

Make Your Valentine Sparkle

J Cuvée 20 Brut ($28) The Holiday That Must Not be Named makes its annual appearance this month, which means the insecure among us…

Champagne explained

Champagne explained

Never has one kind of wine been so confusing to so many people; Ask the Wine Guy; and Texas pecan cake.

Have a cup of cheer

Have a cup of cheer

The holidays are the best wine time of the year, when even people who don’t drink wine figure it’s OK to have a glass or two. And, perhaps, if they enjoy that glass or two, they’ll drink wine more often.

Fermenting Questions

Fermenting Questions

The wine business is in flux, with forces dragging it in all sorts of directions. The good news for consumers, despite this uncertainty, is that the wine most of us drink will still be well priced, and we’ll have more places than ever to buy it.