Our Wine and Travel Adventures


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.

Click to download the COMPLETE SET of Meril's articles.

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



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 Chaume 'Yerres

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



Quaffing the King's Tipple in a Paris Comfort Zone



La Famille Guillon

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



Glühwein and other Germanic Treats in the Land of Noël


l'escargot montorgeuil Paris at a Snail's Pace

A Honey of a Duck after the Hunt at Fontainebleau




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




A Hungarian Rhapsody of Duck and Tokay in Budapest




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



Avoiding the Staples of Naples




Crossing Malta off the List



lisbon-praca do comercio Lisbon for the Spice of Life



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

AWI Wines Win Big at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2018 AWI Wines -- Former UHY colleague, Conrad Johnson, has gone from counting beans to crushing grapes and making award-winning wines in Argentina


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

2017 - 1st Quarter
2015 - 4th 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