Holiday gift guide: Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares gift ideas to impress the foodie or wine lover on your list
If you’re shopping for any foodies or wine lovers, Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV says you can’t go wrong with the following items. Plus, a holiday table setting you can easily pull together with items you already have at home.
Mutiny Wine Room in The Heights brings true taste of Napa Valley to Houston
HOUSTON – Mutiny Wine Room in The Heights recently celebrated their one-year anniversary, and this neighborhood gem brings you the artistry of wine and food in a relaxed, and stylish setting. Their unique wine-tasting experience will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a traditional vineyard, without actually leaving the city. Mutiny Wine Room has a diverse-yet-manageable 40 to 45-wine bottle list focusing on boutique and small wineries. Owners Emily Trout and Mark Ellenberger’s mission is to transport their guests from the day-to-day. Watch as they chat with Lauren Kelly about their unique wine list, and blind tasting experience.
Uganda's Bobi Wine arrested while protesting in the capital
(AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki, File)KAMPALA – Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine was arrested Monday while leading a protest against the detention of many of his supporters in the aftermath of a presidential election. Police arrested Wine near a public square in the capital and then drove him back to his home outside Kampala. AdMuseveni was declared the winner of the Jan. 14 elections with 58% of the vote while Wine had 35%. But opposition figures such as Wine accuse Museveni of increasingly ruling like his predecessors. Museveni warned in a televised address Sunday night that opposition supporters who allegedly plan to disrupt his inauguration in May face arrest.
Uganda's Bobi Wine calls for peaceful protests after polls
Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, speaks at a press conference in Kampala, Uganda Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki)KAMPALA – Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is calling for peaceful protests in the aftermath of presidential elections, charging that electoral authorities are “grappling with forged results” that showed victory for President Yoweri Museveni. Wine on Tuesday asserted that the East African country’s constitution allows peaceful protests. Uganda's top court last week permitted Wine to withdraw a petition his attorneys had filed seeking to invalidate Museveni's reelection. AdUganda has never seen a peaceful transfer of power, one reason why even some within Museveni's party openly say he must groom a successor.
Uganda's Wine withdraws court challenge to election results
(AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki, File)KAMPALA – Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says he will withdraw a legal petition that sought to overturn the victory of President Yoweri Museveni in last month's presidential election. Wine, who insists his movement is nonviolent, cited the chief justice's comments in explaining his decision to withdraw the petition. Museveni was declared the winner of the Jan. 14 election with 58% of the vote while Wine had 35%. Wine initially said he did not wish to launch a legal challenge because a courtroom loss would validate Museveni's victory. Museveni won previous legal challenges to his election victories, and analysts had predicted the judges were still unlikely to rule against him.
Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares meal ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day at home
Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares her wine finds for Valentine's Day. Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares her favorite meal ideas for Valentine's Day. Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares her favorite meal ideas for Valentine's Day. Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares her favorite meal ideas for Valentine's Day. Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares her favorite meal ideas for Valentine's Day.
Uganda's Bobi Wine goes to court to dispute president's win
An attorney for Bobi Wine says Ugandan soldiers have withdrawn from the opposition presidential challengers home the day after a judge ruled that his house arrest was unlawful. (AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki)KAMPALA – Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine on Monday launched a court case seeking to overturn the re-election of President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for 35 years. The Supreme Court ruled three times that electoral irregularities were not substantial enough to affect the outcome. They withdrew from Wine's residence last week after a judge ruled that Wine's home is not a detention facility. He has repeatedly called for the retirement of Museveni, a U.S. ally on regional security who accuses Wine of being a foreign agent.
Judge orders Uganda's Bobi Wine freed from house arrest
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 file photo, Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine fills his ballot before voting in Kampala, Uganda. A judge ruled on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 that Ugandan security forces cannot detain presidential challenger Bobi Wine inside his home, rebuking authorities for holding the candidate under house arrest following a disputed election. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)KAMPALA – A judge ruled on Monday that Ugandan security forces cannot detain presidential challenger Bobi Wine inside his home, rebuking authorities for holding the candidate under house arrest following a disputed election. Ugandan authorities have said Wine can only leave his home on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala, under military escort because they fear his presence in public could incite rioting. The U.S. Embassy in a Twitter post said the judge's ruling “underscores the role of an impartial judiciary,” adding that Washington “calls on security forces to honor the decision.”U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said: “It’s very important that the security forces do show restraint and also obey ... the order."
Uganda's Bobi Wine accuses president of staging vote 'coup'
FILE- in this Jan. 15, 2021 file photo, Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)KAMPALA – Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine on Friday accused the country's longtime president of staging a "coup” in last week's election and urged people to protest his loss through nonviolent means. President Yoweri Museveni “committed a coup against the constitution and against the people of Uganda,” the opposition leader said from his home on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala. Museveni won the election with 58% of the vote while Wine had 34%, according to official results. Museveni accuses Wine of being a foreign agent, which the opposition leader denies.
Despite election loss, Uganda's Bobi Wine wins growing power
While longtime President Yoweri Museveni has been declared the winner of a sixth term, the rise of the 38-year-old Wine's party marks a generational shift. You keep cutting, chipping away until the tree falls," said Joel Ssenyonyi, spokesman for Wine's National Unity Platform. Museveni, a former guerilla leader who has held office since 1986, faced arguably his greatest election challenge yet from Wine. Wine, who is effectively under house arrest, can challenge the election results in Uganda's highest court. A presidential candidate must launch any legal challenge to election results within 10 days of the declaration of final results.
Uganda police surround Bobi Wine's opposition party offices
Mityana Municipality politician, Zaake Francis, close ally to opposition leader Bobi Wine gestures, in Rubaga hospital, Kampala, Uganda, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, after he was alledgedly beaten by security personnel at the gates of Bobi Wine's house on Saturday. Police swooped in at dawn at the offices of Wine’s National Unity Platform, diverted traffic, and stopped people from entering, party spokesman Joel Ssenyonyi told The Associated Press. Wine’s party has said it has video evidence of the military stuffing ballot boxes, casting ballots for people and chasing voters away from polling stations. The Daily Monitor newspaper reported that the vote-rich central district of Wakiso, widely seen as Wine's stronghold, was the most affected. “We reiterate our intention to pursue action against those responsible for the undermining of democracy and human rights in Uganda,” it said.
Uganda's opposition rejects Museveni's reelection as 'fraud'
Uganda's military on Sunday continued to hold top opposition challenger Wine at his home, saying troops were there to protect him. Forty-five million Ugandans are yearning for peaceful change, to redefine our country and our democracy.”Wine’s opposition party called on all Ugandans "to reject this fraud ... “As we speak now, our president (Wine) is under illegal detention at his home,” opposition lawmaker Mathias Mpuuga, told reporters at a news conference Sunday. Wine's party alleged that soldiers had actually broken into his compound and were freely using utilities including power and water. Calling himself the “ghetto president,” Wine had strong support in Uganda's cities, urban where frustration with unemployment and corruption is high.
Uganda says president wins 6th term as vote-rigging alleged
A supporter of Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni celebrates in Kampala, Uganda, Saturday Jan. 16, 2021, after their candidate was declared winner of the presidential elections. Ugandas electoral commission says longtime President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term, while top opposition challenger Bobi Wine alleges rigging and officials struggle to explain how polling results were compiled amid an internet blackout. The self-described “ghetto president” had strong support in urban centers where frustration with unemployment and corruption is high. He said he won't leave Uganda and abandon its 45 million people to the kind of treatment he has faced. In response to his allegations of vote-rigging, Uganda’s electoral commission said Wine should prove it.
Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine says military enters home
Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda, Friday,Jan. Ugandas electoral commission says President Yoweri Museveni leads in Thursdays election with results in from 29% of polling stations. He has 63% of ballots while top opposition candidate Bobi Wine has 28%. The electoral commission said Wine should prove his allegations of rigging. The electoral commission said it “may not be able” to provide details of where the published results are from.
HL Wine Club: 3 bottles that honor the importance of family
HOUSTON – This Wine Club Wednesday, we are featuring a Texas winery that values family and is passionate about celebrating together over a meal. - Tom Wills, Wine Club Member“The raspberries go beautifully with this wine.” - Sandy Wills, Wine Club MemberSOPHIA MARIE ROSESOPHIA MARIE ROSÉ (SOPHIA MARIE ROSÉ)Why It’s Special: Sophia Marie Rosé was crafted from Dolcetto grapes that were pressed early, giving this wine a beautiful rose color. Tasting Notes: Sophia Marie Rosé is a dry rosé with flavors of freshly picked cranberries, rose petals, and ripe raspberries. Tasting Notes: One of Messina Hof’s family favorites and also a fan favorite that pleases wine drinkers of all levelsPrice: $25“I love a G-S-M blend, this is a beautiful one and the tannins are really delicious.” - Tom Wills, Wine Club MemberBE A PART OF HOUSTON LIFE’S WINE CLUB! If you would like to be a part of Houston Life’s next Wine Club LIVE segment, email us at email@example.com.
Houston Life Wine Club: A virtual wine tasting with 3 budget wines from around the world
HOUSTON – Houston sommelier Sean Beck sits down with Derrick and Courtney via Zoom to do a virtual wine tasting. 1) Chatelain Desjacques- Cabernet Franc RoséA low key french rosé from the Loire Valley of France, retails at $14. Chatelain Desjacques Cabernet Franc Rosé (Chatelain Desjacques Cabernet Franc Rosé)2) Dominio de Eguren- Protocolo BlancoFrom the La Mancha area of Central Spain. Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Blanco (Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Blanco)3) Castillo del Baron- MonastrellA hearty Spanish red. Retails around $10Castillo del Baron Monastrell (Castillo del Baron Monastrell)All three of these wines can be ordered in a box for only $42 from Backstreet Cafe.
What the heck is natural wine?
Ask three vintners what it means to make “natural wine” and you’ll get three different answers, probably accompanied by a shrug. And yet, natural wine production is on the rise across the country. Think of natural wine as less is more. By forgoing those tools, natural wine producers leave themselves more exposed to nature’s whims, making their own jobs harder. 512-829-1650;southoldfarmandcellar.comRobert Clay VineyardsTry the pétillant naturel, a crowd-pleasing entry into natural wine for lovers of rosé and bubbles.113 Austin St., Mason.
Uganda police raid offices of presidential hopeful Bobi Wine
Supporters of Bobi Wine, a legislator whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, sit in the back of a police truck after being arrested, outside his campaign headquarters in Kampala, Uganda Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)KAMPALA – Armed police on Wednesday “besieged” the campaign headquarters of Bobi Wine, a pop star and politician who is seeking Uganda's presidency in elections set for 2021, an opposition figure said. Wine and other party officials have not been arrested, he said. But in a Twitter post Wine reported that “comrades had been injured” after police “raided” his headquarters and seized documents and other items. He is able to seek another term after the legislature voted to remove constitutional age limits on the presidency.
Uganda's Bobi Wine complains of threats to presidential bid
Bobi Wine, a singer and lawmaker whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, speaks at the National Unity Platform (NUP) head office in the Kamwokya suburb of Kampala, Uganda Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Bobi Wine, who spoke on Monday to answer questions swirling around his age and academic record, cited "a pattern of repression and suppression" aiming to derail his bid against the long-time president Yoweri Museveni in polls scheduled for 2021. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)KAMPALA Ugandan singer and opposition politician Bobi Wine said on Monday he faces a pattern of repression and suppression seeking to derail his bid to challenge the country's long-time president in elections next year. Museveni accuses Wine and other opposition figures of encouraging young people into rioting. People associated with Wine are a misguided group being used by some foreigners to destabilize Uganda, the president said last week.
Get to know the Grape man of Texas and how he saved the French wine industry
Though many wine connoisseurs have never heard of Munson, wine historians consider his 19th-century research to be among the biggest influences on the beverage as we know it. In the mid-19th century, French wine was an international phenomenon and big business, accounting for more than 15% of Frances federal tax revenue. The tactics stemmed the tide of phylloxera and saved a range of delicate French grape varieties, including cabernet, merlot, pinot noir, and chardonnay. Even now, 135 years later, France grows wine grapes rooted on the descendants of Texas native plants. Munson Center and co-author of the biography Grape Man of Texas: Thomas Volney Munson and the Origins of American Viticulture.
Heres how you can win a Houston Life Wine Club wine glass!
Drinking it from an official Houston Life Wine Club glass! Heres your chance to win some Houston Life Wine Club swag. All you have to do is be a part of our Houston Life Wine Club! Click here for Houston Life Wine Club Wine Glass Sweepstakes Official RulesGood luck and cheers! More Wine Club Headlines3 bottles that support great causes in HoustonTry these 3 Texas winesWine Club Wednesday: Sparkling Wines
Cheez-its and wine?! Ditch the typical wine and cheese plate for these 5 fun pairings
Lets start with the snacksTanji says you can really elevate your next snack attack with some wine and cheese crackers. Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares a wine pairing with her favorite burger from Bernie's Burger Bus. Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares a fun wine pairing with a grilled mac 'n cheese sandwich inspired by Burro Cheese Kitchen in Austin. Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares a fun wine pairing for her chocolate coffee cake inspired by Vargas Cut and Catch in Galveston. Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares her wine finds for comfort foods on Houston Life.
Made in Texas: This Houston invention has helped wine lovers uncork a bottle effortlessly since 1979
Today, were featuring the Houston-made device that makes opening a wine bottle an easy task, the Screwpull. The productDubbed as the worlds best corkscrew by Texas Monthly, the Srewpull is a wine opener made of polycarbonate plastic and metal that has helped wine lovers uncork a bottle effortlessly since 1979. Allen had nearly 400 U.S. and foreign patents that listed him as the sole or joint inventor, according to the National Academy of Engineering. As an oenophile himself, Allen had a breakthrough moment after a frustrating attempt in opening a wine bottle for his wife, according to Wine Bottle Openers. Following his death in 1990, his company, Hallen Company, was bought by French company Le Creuset, according to United Press International.
Wine Club Wednesday: Grill-Friendly Red Wines
HOUSTON – It’s that time of the week again folks, where our fabulous hosts Derrick and Courtney drink wine over Zoom with people who really know a lot about wine. Sommelier Elvis Espinoza of Caracol is with us and he’s hand picked three red wines that go great with anything on the grill. 1) EARTHQUAKE ZINFANDEL ($21) -Lodi, California- A rich, burly wine with peppery spice and baked cherry pie aromas. 3) DUBOEUF BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES ($12) -Beaujolais Village, France- Exhibiting a ruby-purple color, red berry perfume and floral bouquet, this wine bursts on the palate with gobs of dark cherry and cassis fruit. Soft, lush and ready to drink now, serve slightly chilled can work as a “fish-red”You can buy these 3 grill-friendly wines for 59 at Caracol here.
5 Texas ross to try this summer
Shelly Wilfong, a Dallas-based wine educator and host of the forthcoming podcast This Is Texas Wine, says the states wineries are crafting well-regarded, award-winning products that deserve attention. If you havent given ros a chance, spring and summer months are the perfect time to try a chilled glass. Though most Texas grapes are grown in the High Plains near Lubbock, there are nearly 500 wineries scattered around the state producing all manner of pink wine. 2019 Dandy RosProduced by Austin-based winemaker Rae Wilson, this lovely, light-bodied, dry French Provenal-style wine is made primarily from grapes grown in the Texas High Plains. 2019 Lewis Wines Round Mountain RosThis new wine is unique because its made entirely from grapes grown in the Texas Hill Country.
Wine sold for $220,000 at this year’s Rodeo Uncorked Champion Wine Auction
HOUSTON – This year’s Rodeo Uncorked Champion Wine Auction was on Sunday, and the winning wine sold for $220,000. Buyers gathered at the annual auction to spend some money and sample some wine. The grand champion best in show wine, a France’s Piper-Heidsieck Brut, Champagne, NV sold for $220,000 to buyers Katherine Cornell and Tom Pirtle, Kristina and Paul Somerville, Jennifer and Joe Van Matre and Sheridan and John Eddie Williams. The reserve grand champion best in show wine sold for $215,000. Lisa Blackwood, Abbot Downing, Randa and Ray Gilliam and The Murski Family Foundation bought the wine.
Polaris CEO: We support Trump's goal of fairer China trade, but tariffs are really costing us
The ongoing U.S. trade war against China has an important mission but consequentially harms American companies that make their products domestically, Polaris Industries CEO Scott Wine told CNBC on Monday. "While we completely support the administration's goal of having freer and fairer trade with China ... we're paying the most in tariffs, almost $110 million a year in tariff costs," Wine said, resulting in price increases to consumers of 3%. Minnesota-based Polaris makes snowmobiles and ATVs as well as motorcycles under the Indian brand. However, Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping called another tariff cease-fire last month and agreed to restart trade talks. In the meantime, Wine said that Polaris is working with the Trump administration to try to get "relief" from the tariffs.cnbc.com