Our Wine and Travel Adventures in Europe


In the fall of 2019, Meril Markley took over as Editor of the Newsletter of the Wine Society of Texas after years of writing its columns about travel in Europe.


Collected Articles for WST by Meril Markley

Winter 2019 Newsletter of the Wine Society of Texas

WST Newsletter Fall 2019





New Wine in Old Venues and Tales from the Vienna Woods



Cellini Saliera


Austrian Wine Worth its Salt





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)






Musseling in on Trips to Belgium


Czech Republic


Hergetova Cihelna Prague


Czeching out Oranges and Austrian Wines in Prague




La Madeleine at Night


A Christmas Carnival of the Animals in the City of Light


La Chaume 'Yerres


Homage to a Big Cheese in Brie


Cahors Bridge


Out for the Count in Languedoc




Getting an Ear-Full in Van Gogh's Town


Le Roi de Pot au Feu


Quaffing the King's Tipple in a Paris Comfort Zone


La Famille Guillon


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


Haut Koenigsbourg in the Snow


Glühwein and other Germanic Treats in the Land of Noël


l'escargot montorgeuil


Paris at a Snail's Pace


Fontainebleau Castle


A Honey of a Duck after the Hunt at Fontainebleau






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




Prinz Eugen in Budapest


A Hungarian Rhapsody of Duck and Tokay in Budapest




Simon Boccanegra Florence


A Winter's Tale from the Black Mouth of Florence


Markleys on Rialto Bridge in Venice


Venice Conjures its Wintertime Magic with Vivaldi and a Mandolin




Enchanted by Umbria -- Perugia and Beyond


Leon D'Oro Rome


Pining for Porcini after a Roman Holiday


Bologna at Night


Recalling Icons of a Bygone Era on a Trip to Bologna




Avoiding the Staples of Naples




Valetta Malta


Crossing Malta off the List




lisbon-praca do comercio


Lisbon for the Spice of Life






Up in Smoke in Gaudí's Barcelona


United Kingdom


La Poule au Pot in London


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


Christ Church Cathedral Oxford


Cracking the Morse Code on a Visit to Oxford


United States (Texas)


Chef Hilda Ysusi


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



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