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He Passed One of the World’s Hardest Exams: Meet Houston’s Newest Master Sommelier

Posted on · It’s been called one of the world’s hardest exams. That is, to become a Master Sommelier. It’s the highest distinction a professional can attain in fine wine and beverage service. David Keck, general manager and wine director at Camerata at Paulie’s, recently earned that distinction. He tells Maggie Martin how he came to be so […]

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The State of NASA, and Summer Day Camps: Tuesday’s Show (June 7, 2016)

Posted on · Last week (June 2, 2016), SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk told a crowd at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., that he anticipates a series of missions starting in 2018 that would lead up to the first manned mission to Mars in 2024. Musk will more formally announce his architecture for human missions […]

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How the Texas Hill Country Became a Wine Destination

Posted on · We welcome back “Wineslinger” Russell Kane. He writes a blog about Texas wines called Vintage Texas, and he’s the author of books about wine, including The Wineslinger Chronicles. We talk with him about his new book, Texas Hill Country Wineries, including how the region developed into a wine-producing area and how it compares to areas […]

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Child Protective Services and Texas Hill Country Wineries: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Posted on · Kristopher Sharp entered the foster care system in Texas when he was 10 years old. Until he aged out of the system at 18, he was placed in 20 different foster homes, mostly group homes. Along the way, he suffered abuse. He says face-to-face visits with Child Protective Services caseworkers were rare. On this edition […]

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The Wineslinger Chronicles: The Stories Behind Texas Wine

Posted on · Throughout the summer, Houston Matters has been dedicating time each week to books about Greater Houston, set in Greater Houston, or written or edited by Houstonians. Our summer reading series continues today with Russell Kane. He writes a blog called Vintage Texas about Texas wine, and he’s the author of the book The Wineslinger Chronicles. […]

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The Woodlands, Digital Advertising, and Texas Wine: Houston Matters for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Posted on · Back in 1964, real estate developer and oil & gas man George Mitchell purchased land 30 miles north of Houston. A decade later, the planned community of The Woodlands was opened. Today, an estimated 100,000 people live there. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the history, development and future plans for […]