Wine 101

the drunken cyclist By Jeffrey M. Kralik, Ph.D. www.thedrunkencyclist.com With the kids back in school, it is time for a little adult education, some Wine 101. I have been conducting wine tastings and wine education for the better part of two decades now, and some of the same questions come up repeatedly....

5 Simple Steps to Hosting a Summer Wine Tasting Party

By Jeffrey M. Kralik, Ph.D. www.thedrunkencyclist.com Summer is upon us, and for me, that means it is wine-drinking season.  Okay, it is always the season to drink wine in my house, but I needed some sort of tie-in to summer, because summer is a great time to ramp up our wine-themed tastings and...

A Bouquet of Rosés For Mom

Salute to Moms the drunken cyclist By Jeffrey M. Kralik, Ph.D. www.thedrunkencyclist.com There was never so much as a drop of alcohol in my house growing up in the Midwest.  Sure, my father drank the occasional beer, but that was rare, and when he did, it was something regrettable like Red, White, and...

I’ll Be the Judge of That

By Jeffrey M. Kralik, Ph.D. www.thedrunkencyclist.com Just about anyone who has lived in this region for longer than a minute knows that the month of March means Rodeo in Houston. Of course, there is much more to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo than just the rodeo events. There are the concerts, the...

Will You Be My Wine for Valentine’s

Normally, I actually love fielding questions about wine, from “what is better, Cabernet or Pinot?” to “what’s the best cheap wine?” I normally welcome them all, as long as you are also willing to possibly be served a side dose of sarcasm. But, there is one question that comes up this time of...

Wine Resolutions

This is the time of year for many to make resolutions. Whether to quit smoking, lose some weight or become more organized, most New Year’s Resolutions involve breaking old habits, and therefore, they are usually not successful! I would love to lose a bit of weight, but making that happen does not involve...

The Key to Bringing the Right Wine? Know Your Audience

By Jeffrey M. Kralik, Ph.D. www.thedrunkencyclist.com – Now that Halloween is now in our rearview mirror, albeit only slightly, the holiday season is beginning and will carry us all the way through the end on the year. Office parties, neighborhood celebrations, family visits, they all get started in...