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Cheese Festival, One Hope on This Weekend’s Shows

Our 21st Year of Eating, Drinking and Talking about It! 

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

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

SATURDAY: To celebrate Spec’s annual Cheese and Wine Fest (April 1-2 in Houston, April 15-16 in Austin), we sit down for a tasting with veteran cheese buyer Reginald Pearson. I’ve always been something of a lightweight when it comes to the world’s vast collection of cheeses, but I get the feeling Reginald has tasted a whole lot of them. We’ll sample some of his favorites from France (a triple-cream,of course), Holland, England and Spain. In our Grape and Grain segment, we’ll have a fun tasting with two lovely ladies from California’s One Hope winery, created as much to help charities as to sell great wine.

SUNDAY:  If you haven’t paid attention to Julia’s Bistro, a chic corner on Main Street in Houston (in the same block as the Continental Club), then you’re the one missing out on them more than they’re missing out on you. With a sophisticated, pan-Latin vibe, Julia’s is a terrific place for lunch or dinner. And we’ll ask the owner as well as the GM how Julia’s got to be so good. Also, in our Sunday arts segment, we sit down with Jane Weiner and talk about the multi-faceted mission (including to young people) that is Hope Stone Dance. 

AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

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

To celebrate Spec’s annual Cheese and Wine Fest (April 1-2 in Houston, April 15-16 in Austin), we sit down for a tasting with veteran cheese buyer Reginald Pearson. I’ve always been something of a lightweight when it comes to the world’s vast collection of cheeses, but I get the feeling Reginald has tasted a whole lot of them. We’ll sample some of his favorites from France (a triple-cream, of course), Holland, England and Spain. In our Grape and Grain segment, we’ll have a fun tasting with two lovely ladies from California’s One Hope winery, created as much to help charities as to sell great wine.

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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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