Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long with these tasty wines


One of our favorite things about our HL Wine Club, poured by H-E-B, is the opportunity to meet and interact with our viewers. We have become especially grateful for that interaction over the last year. Our wine tastings with viewers have become like giant, virtual hugs! On this St. Patrick’s Day, we’re so excited to be sipping this week’s picks with loyal Houston Life viewers Tom and Brent! Originally from Abilene, Tom moved to Houston in 1989 and is the Director of Music at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. His husband Brent is from Pearland and is a proud employee of H-E-B. Together they have two rescue dogs, Lacey and Lula, and they love to travel, make music, bake and cook. After more than a decade together, we’re guessing they’ve shared a few bottles of wine. 😉

Today we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Tom and Brent by cracking open two bottles of delicious wine. First up, a lovely, dry white wine with a light green appearance. It’s a Grooner Grüner Veltliner from Austria with a fresh, zippy sip loaded with healthy grape flavors and notes of apple, citrus, pears and peaches. Its delicious flavor earned it a whopping 91 points from James Suckling, and its $12 price point makes it taste even better!

Next up, a 2018 Washington State Greenwing Columbia Valley Cabernet. If you’re looking for a beautiful bottle of red for your next dinner party, don’t hesitate to snap up this impressive pick, (you’ll thank us, we promise). Just east of the Washington Cascade Mountains, the Columbia Valley has the perfect dry climate for producing rich and delicious grapes. The Greenwing Cabernet will give you a range of flavors: oak, balanced by hints of fruits like plum, black cherry, roasted coffee and pie spice. It’s a smooth taste with beautiful depth and complexity. Our prediction is that it will soon be one of your go-to reds.

As always, you can head to H-E-B to find our weekly Wine Club picks.

Happy sipping!

Watch this week’s Wine Club Poured by H-E-B segment here!


Sip a glass of wine along with Courtney and Derrick

Next Wednesday we are sipping on The Franc Cabernet Franc, a great pairing in honor of National Cheesesteak Day.

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Do YOU want to be on live TV?! We’re looking for enthusiastic Houstonians, wine lovers and Houston Life friends to join Courtney and Derrick during our virtual wine tastings. If you’re available from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and able to purchase the week’s featured wine from H-E-B, we want to hear from you!

Send an email to csorto@kprc.com with a small bio about yourself and your friend or loved one, and tell us why you two would love to be a part of the fun. Remember, you have to be 21 or over to participate.


About the Authors:

Catherine Sorto is a native Houstonian, a true crime junkie and loves flamin' chips.