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.

To download the COMPLETE SET of Meril's articles click here.

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

Czeching out Oranges and Austrian Wines
in Prague



France (to download the collected articles about France, click here)

La Chaume 'Yerres

A Christmas Carnival of the Animals
in the City of Light



La Chaume 'Yerres

Homage to a Big Cheese in Brie



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



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



Glühwein and other Germanic Treats
in the Land of Noël


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



Italy (to download the collected articles about Italy, click here)

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




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


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

2017 - 1st Quarter
2015 - 1st Quarter
2014 - 3rd Quarter (please note that there was no 4th quarter newsletter in 2014)

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