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Deep Eddy on Saturday’s Houston DM

HOUSTON Saturdays and Sundays 4-5 p.m., NewsRadio 740 KTRH

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

SATURDAY: We begin this show at Houston’s Branch Water Tavern, chatting with chef-owner David Grossman and all-round wine-and-spirits guru Evan Turner. And since we always enjoy BWT we decide to do the rest of today’s show there too. We taste our way through a series of great cocktails made with Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka from Austin while talking about the journey with founders Chad Auler and Clayton Christopher. And then we talk about the joys of email marketing with one of the principals of Your Daily Deals. 

SUNDAY: We’ve always been a huge fan of Benjy Levit and the Benjy’s restaurant he built many years ago in the Village. For the past year or so, he has also been the master of a Benjy’s on lower Washington. And if you think all of Washington is caught up in cute-young-things cruising, then you clearly haven’t spent enough time in the part of Washington that’s home to Benjy’s, Catalan and a few other great, much quieter places. In our Grape and Grain segments we go taste cabernet with Mike Martini, the third-generation winemaker at Louis M. Martini. Oddly, Mike makes great cabs from both Napa and Sonoma – and not many winemakers can say they do that.

About John DeMers

I've been a journalist and author forever. My favorite single word in the English language is "foodandwine." This spirit drives my 45 published books and my weekly radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin.

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