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  Our Wine and Travel Adventures

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Here are articles Meril Markley wrote from 2009-2015 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.   Below are the articles organized by country.  Links to back issues in there entirety are at the bottom of this page.

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

More information can be found at these linked pages about some of our favorite places in France and elsewhere in Europe.

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

 

Austria

New Wine in Old Venues and
Tales from the Vienna Woods

 

 

Cellini Saliera

Austrian Wine Worth its Salt

 

 

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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)

 

 

Belgium

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
 

Germany

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

 

 

Hungary

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

   

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Avoiding the Staples of Naples

 

 

Malta

Crossing Malta off the List

 

Spain

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Up in Smoke in Gaudí's Barcelona

 

 

United Kingdom

A Fowl Visit to London with a French Take
on 'a Chicken in Every Pot'

 

 

 

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

  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