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Holiday Wines by Rolfe SchaumburgerQuady Electra

Finally December is here, cooler weather and hopefully time for everyone to relax with family and friends and ideally some nice bottles of wine.. I wanted to share with you a few of my favorites for both drinking and giving that unique gift to that special wine lover on your list.

Quady Electra
Light, delicate and refreshing.. They call it Electra because of the unique tingly electric like sensation it creates on the tip of your tongue.  Electra’s delicate fruit floral fragrance was achieved by fermenting Orange Muscat juice at a very low temperature for over two months, thus retaining a considerable amount of natural carbonation.  This wine can be found at your local Specs and larger Kroger stores for about $12.00 Try it with salads, spicy foods or sweets.

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Great Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations
By Rolfe Schaumburger

The weather is finally cooler and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is my favorite time of year. Sharing great food and wine with family and friends is what life is all about.

Some of my favorite wines that are very versatile and pair with a wide variety of foods are red and white blends, roses and pinot noirs, pinot gris and of course for some bubbles; meaning Prosecco.

The good news is that you don’t have to mortgage the house to have some great wines on you holiday table. Whether you are having the traditional roasted turkey and ham or one of the South's favorites, fried turkey! These wines will certainly enhance your guests' holiday culinary experience. Read on...

Long Shadows Winery | Walla Walla, Washington


When thinking about world class wines from the U.S., if you are like me sometimes Washington is not the “top of mine”.However, I must say now that after my visit to Washington state, last week, I have a different opinion.

I was fortunate enough to have a tasting at and tour of the renowned Long Shadows winery. This tour is an extremely unique concept that is the brainchild of Allen Shoup, former CEO and President of Chateau St Michelle and Columbia Crest. Allen’s vision was to bring, what he felt was arguably, some of the most famous winemakers and vintners from around the globe together.  Here they would craft their finest wines using varietalsthat they are most familiar with, from their respective regions of the word. In other words, have all from Washington’s best vineyard sites in a single state of the art facility. There's More...

5 Minutes with Chef - San Lorenzo Mexican Restaurant & Cantina | League City

For a wonderfully delicious treat try San Lorenzo’s famous Nicho’s Fried Fish Taco brought to you by Chef Carlos. Nicho’s Fried Fish Taco Watch the video to learn how to prepare this tasty dish!

Bay Area Restaurants & Venues

Allegria Wine & Cocktail Lounge       15210 Hwy 3              Webster             281.218.8585Allegria Wine & Cocktail Webster

This jewel of a retro-styled lounge is hidden behind the unassuming facade of a shopping center. Come inside to be pleasantly surprised by the beautiful design and cozy atmosphere. Allegria features an international wine list, cocktails, beer, hors d'oeuvres, and occasionally heavier fare. Events are numerous, and there is something for everyone to enjoy from quiet visits with friends to wine tastings and dinners to cook-offs and cook-outs. Occasional live music and poetry nights are offered as well. Check out their Facebook for events and website for other info!

Luigi & Filippo’s Colosseum Italian Restaurant & Bakery 16608 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062



Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine at the Colosseum Italian Restaurant & Bakery. On and off premises catering is available with a large variety of dishes to select from.  Enjoy fresh bake goods and wonderful Italian food at Luigi & Filippo’s Colosseum Italian Restaurant & Bakery. Call 281-488-0731 or 281-488-4171 for reservations or catering information.


King’s Biergarten & Restaurant  1329 E. Broadway St  Pearland

If you love authentic Austrian/German Cuisine and great German beers come see us at King's Biergarten & Restaurant, in Pearland! King’s serves the best specialty sausages and schnitzels around. Pair that with traditional sauerkraut, red cabbage & apple strudel, fresh from the oven and top it all off with your choice of 8 different German draft beers. King’s has it all….Delicious food, Tasty Beers, Great atmosphere with live German music Thursday thru Sunday nights.

Join us at King’s Biergarten & Restaurant in Pearland where it’s Oktoberfest all year round.
Prost, eins, zwei, drei Gsuffa!! Check out their website - www.KingsBiergarten.com   832-569-4141

Russo's New York Pizzeria - I-45 @ FM 646 – League City (281)337-PZZA Russo's New York Pizzeria

Located at I-45 @ FM 646, in the League City Towne Center, owners Vic Matthews & Mike Putnal are very proud to be your neighbors and would like to introduce you to their daily specials, including their $5 lunch special.  Thursday night is $.99 beer and wine specials.  For takeout, please call (281)337-PZZA. Please look for us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER . Be sure to check out our VERY COOL NEW YORK PIZZERIA corporate website

San Lorenzo Mexican Restaurant & San Lorenzo Taqueria   3202 Marina Bay Dr.         281-535-4776
San Lorenzo Mexican Restaurant & San Lorenzo Taqueria 
San Lorenzo Mexican Restaurant & Grill is family owned with wonderful, traditional Mexican menu. Originally, just 3 blocks west of the current location, San Lorenzo’s was a small, but well known Taqueria in League City. So popular was the Taqueria that brothers Hector and Dionicio Perez, expanded into a larger, second location. Originally from San Lorenzo, Guanajuato, Mexico, the Perez brothers specialize in fresh handmade menu specialties...On your next visit, be sure to try the incredible Mexican Guacamole and one of their amazing Margaritas…. Catering available.Ole! check out their video...

South Shore Harbour – Paradise Reef | League City

South Shore Harbour Resort is proud to announce that the Paradise Reef has opened its doors to hotel Paradise Reef League City TXguests and bay area residents for dinner service. Chef Roland will be featuring signature dinner items Tuesday through Saturday evenings. Additionally, breakfast will be served each morning along with a special buffet on Sundays from 11am to 2pm featuring a fabulous Omelet Bar, Brunch Specials, and Desserts and of course $3 Mimosas. watch the video...

Southbound – A Great Variety Rock Band | Bay Area TXSouthbound

Southbound is a high energy duo that has been entertaining and partying with their fans and friends, in the Clear Lake City, Kemah and Galveston area, for almost 4 years!! 

Recently Steve Johnson and Jimmy Johns debuted their first CD, "Hammock In The Keys", on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Best described as a variety rock band with a tropical twist, Southbound will inspire you to put on your party hat and dancin’ shoes. check out the video...

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