Even during the worst of times, Texas keeps producing top-flight beverages.
With posh hotels and restaurants and free museums, this historic area of Houston makes for an easy, elegant weekend escape.
These iterations of tequila, pechuga, and sotol—all made from desert plants found in Texas and Mexico—are indicative of the trans-border spirit.
These homegrown selections pair well with baking spices, Christmas brisket, and a bite broken off a gingerbread house.
Tucked somewhere between the wine list and the dessert menu, Texans are more likely than ever to find—and order—no-gronis, no-jitos, and other alcohol-free drinks.
These standout bottles make the most of what Texas has to offer, including local ingredients like pecan and lavender.
Our sunbaked soils are ideal for this pink libation. Here are favorites, including traditional styles and a few on-trend variations, from a recent blind tasting.
At its core, a paloma is just tequila and Squirt, but you wouldn't know that from the elaborate iterations on Texas bar menus.
It’s a tough job, but we managed to scour the city for the most mood-lifting, summery cocktails in town.
Pair that takeout meal with one of our favorite new Texas releases.
Toast the long-awaited end to this year with any of these sparkling Texas wines, ciders, and even a ready-made cocktail.
These festive wines will cheer up any holiday table—and they're perfect for toasting the end of 2020.
The Southwest—not California—was the birthplace of the U.S. wine industry; the Panhandle—not the Hill Country—is where Texas grapes grow best; and other little-known facts.
These five new grain-to-glass releases are proof that the state’s still-young whiskey industry is developing a bold regional profile.
You’ll always be ready for cocktail time with this make-ahead batch recipe from Houston Eaves, of San Antonio’s Esquire Tavern.
For the Old Pepper, acclaimed Houston bartender Alba Huerta takes bourbon and spices it up.
Bill Norris, of Alamo Drafthouse and Midnight Cowboy, pours one out for the Pegu Club, the beloved New York cocktail mecca that has permanently closed in the wake of COVID-19.
Jalapeño-infused agave is the secret to this sweet and spicy version from Danny Caffall, of Dallas’s Mansion on Turtle Creek.
Pedro Ricalo, of Bullion in Dallas, shows how to make an easy, refreshing summer drink with a favorite brown spirit.
Fort Worth’s Megan McClinton shows us how to make a berry-based cocktail, a perfect segue into the sizzling summer season.
Bartender Robert Bjorn Taylor of Austin shows how to make his at-home cocktail, the Robert Royale.
Step aside, White Claw.
All proceeds from the sale of the Wanderer Series Relief Project cinsault go to the Southern Smoke Foundation.
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in quarantine is a cinch with these festive drinks.
While nothing can replace a sun-dappled afternoon at a winery, virtual tastings may be the next best thing.
From foundations like Southern Smoke to national and local charity efforts, here's a list of resources for an industry crippled by the coronavirus.
Inspired by the flags that have flown over Texas, we've picked some celebratory bubbles from around the world (and from here).
The right retailers can help you find the perfect bargain or blowout bottle. Here are our favorites across the state, along with their recommendations for the season.
The state's vintners offer some solid and delightful choices to pair with your Thanksgiving feast.
Decide for yourself how well some of our Lone Star State favorites stack up against international competition.
From the Hill Country to the High Plains, the Texas wine industry remembers the woman known for her generous spirit and sharp palate.
Any of these 37 vintages from throughout the state make for a perfect accompaniment—and bit of relief—to the season’s heat.
Want to start the new year with some brilliant bubbles? Here are some of our current affordable favorites—and one big splurge.
Which wine complements both gravy and Brussels sprouts? What can you serve alongside pumpkin pie? We've got you covered.
From the most extensive lists to the best by-the-glass offerings, these 35 Texas restaurants are a wine lover's dream.
Out of the 180 new vintages we tasted from across the state, these are the bottles we highly recommend this season.
He’s one of a new crop of winemakers in the Hill Country who are developing fresher, lighter styles.
Enjoy them straight, on the rocks, or in an inventive cocktail, such as the Tejas Ponche from Treaty Oak in Dripping Springs.
Here are fourteen of our favorite wines, ranging from blush to bold and shades of pink in between.
Texas vintners held their own at the competition, which included more than 3,200 entrants.
San Antonio bartenders serve up tequila and mezcal concoctions perfect for celebrating at home.
Go ahead and give these a swirl. Our favorites for the season, from crisp whites to juicy reds.
The owner of Houston’s Julep dives deep into the region’s beverage history and shares recipes perfect for porch sippin’.
The Italian restaurant has built its drink program around this herbal liqueur. Try the Life Aquatic.
Dripping Springs couple devote their resources to producing a whiskey known for its purity, simplicity, and elegance (and one ideal for the holidays).
The wines that made this list vary in style, body, and character—meaning there’s something here for every palate preference—but all represent a common thread of balance and quality.
Whites, reds, rosés—we've found our favorite of each for this summer's backyard barbecues.
The Texas wine industry battles it out over a bill that would require all state-labeled bottles be made from 100 percent Texas-grown grapes.
The 25 best reds and whites to emerge out of Texas this season.