Born from the desire to belong to the land and to create a sustainable heritage, Kiepersol Vineyard and Estates is much more than just a vineyard – it is a family passion. The sixty-acre estate sits on top of Bullard Salt Dome nestled in the rolling hills of Tyler, Texas just two hours east of Dallas is also home to a distillery, restaurant, and a bed-and-breakfast.
The concept of ecotourism is one that has been around for decades. It is the concept of building responsible cultural and environmental awareness of an area while respecting and preserving the well-being of the inhabitants, both human and animal. Puerto Vallarta does this through art and eco-tours such as swimming with dolphins in the wild.
Louisiana, this deep Southern state rich in 18th-Century French architecture is known for its charming gentile hospitality mixed with Cajun and Creole heritage and frozen daiquiri cocktails that are works of art. Meet The Daiquiri Queen Katina Gosey, the creator of Alky Therapy in Shreveport, is quite possibly Louisiana’s queen of the daiquiri. This humble, unassuming Louisiana native with a background as a biology teacher and a penchant for “going over the top” is raising the bar on these frozen concoctions dishing out blended daiquiri with names like Papa Smurf, Shark Attack, Marley, and Watermelon Margarita. These mixed works of
Sweet nectar from the high plains of Texas Alvord, Texas – Marker Cellars in the Red River Valley hosted their first wine pairing and Texas wine history event. Texas Wine History I was invited to join a small group of Texas wine lovers to enjoy an evening sampling bold Texas flavor matched with pasta, dried fruit, nuts, assorted cheese, and cannolis. Mark Rogers, the owner of Marker Cellars, taught us some interesting tidbits about Texas wine history. Native American Indian tribes used wild Vitis rotundifolia, also known as muscadine grapes, in much of their diet. Muscadine grapes are packed with
What do you think of when you think of Texas? Most people will think of cowboys, cattle, and tumbleweeds. Yes, those are all found in Texas. Texas is also one of the first wine producing states.
Ode To The Magical Pub Pubs are transporters into the mysterious past. Each pub has its own distinct feeling, charm and character that greets its guests. From the ancient carved wooden door that has been