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Here are articles Meril Markley has been writing since 2009 for the Newsletter of the Wine Society of Texas (Greater Houston Chapter) chronicling our travels and the enjoyment of wine, food, friends, and European locales.   Links to issues in their entirety are at the bottom of this page.

To download the COMPLETE SET of Meril's articles click here.

And don't forget to download our Paris Guide before heading off to the City of Light. 

 

Austria

New Wine in Old Venues and Tales from the Vienna Woods

 

 

Cellini Saliera

Austrian Wine Worth its Salt

 

 

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A Trip to Austria without the Jet Lag 

Meril Markley's hand-out on Austrian Wines from the Wine Society's dinner at Charivari (January, 2012)

 

 

Belgium

Musseling in on Trips to Belgium

 

 

Czech Republic

Czeching out Oranges and Austrian Wines in Prague

 

 

France

La Chaume 'Yerres

A Christmas Carnival of the Animals in the City of Light

 

 

La Chaume 'Yerres

Homage to a Big Cheese in Brie

 

 

Out for the Count in Languedoc

 

 

Getting an Ear-Full in Van Gogh's Town

 

 

Quaffing the King's Tipple in a Paris Comfort Zone

 

 

Uncorking Vintage France, One (Extended) Family at a Time

 

 

Glühwein and other Germanic Treats in the Land of Noël

 

Paris at a Snail's Pace
   

A Honey of a Duck after the Hunt at Fontainebleau

 

Germany

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Sipping the Bounties of a League's Final Hold-Outs

 

 

Hungary

A Hungarian Rhapsody of Duck and Tokay in Budapest

 

 

Italy

A Winter's Tale from the Black Mouth of Florence

 

 

Venice Conjures its Wintertime Magic with Vivaldi and a Mandolin

 

 

Enchanted by Umbria -- Perugia and Beyond

 

 

Pining for Porcini after a Roman Holiday

 

 

Recalling Icons of a Bygone Era on a Trip to Bologna

   

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Avoiding the Staples of Naples

 

 

Malta

Crossing Malta off the List

 

Spain

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Up in Smoke in Gaudí's Barcelona

 

 

United Kingdom

A Fowl Visit to London with a French Take on 'a Chicken in Every Pot'

   

Cracking the Morse Code on a Visit to Oxford

 

United States

Broken Barrel -- A New Eatery in The Woodlands Fuses Generations of Inspiration with Cutting Edge Flavors

 

 Archive of the Quarterly Newsletter of the Wine Society of Texas (Greater Houston Chapter)

2017 - 1st Quarter
2015 - 1st Quarter
2014 - 3rd Quarter (please note that after the third quarter of 2014 publication was irregular)

2014 - 2nd Quarter

2014 - 1st Quarter

2013 - 4th Quarter

2013 - 3rd Quarter

2013 - 2nd Quarter

2013 - 1st Quarter

2012 - 4th Quarter

2012 - 3rd Quarter

2012 - 2nd Quarter

2012 - 1st Quarter

2011 - 4th Quarter

2011 - 3rd Quarter

2011 - 2nd Quarter

2011 - 1st Quarter

2010 - 4th Quarter

2010 - 3rd Quarter

2010 - 2nd Quarter

2010 - 1st Quarter

2009 - 4th Quarter

2009 - 3rd Quarter

2009 - 2nd Quarter