Beer, Wine & Spirits in Texas

Beer College Class for Two or Four with Growlers at The Bottle Shop (Up to 63% Off)

The Bottle Shop

Lowest Greenville

$100 $39

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In each 90-minute class, beer experts cover a topic such as German beers, local microbrewery and craft beers, or the art of home brewing

Wine-Education Class with Snack Pairings and Wineglasses for Two or Four at House Wine (Up to 51% Off)

House Wine

Zilker

$45 $26

Wine-education class bolsters vino fluency and includes snack pairings, reusable wine bags, and travel-ready stemless wineglasses

Fort Worth Stockyards Ghost Tour at Cowtown Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Cowtown Winery

Fort Worth

$40 $19

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Paranormal activity abounds throughout the Fort Worth Stockyards as tours pass the sites of hangings, shootouts, bordellos

90-Minute Wine Experience Education Class for One, Two, or Four from Wineaux Guy and Great Tastes (Up to 60% Off)

Wine Experience from Great Tastes

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Groups gain knowledge to aid future wine purchases, learning the history, terroir, and climates of wines like chardonnay and malbec

90-Minute Wine Experience Education Class for One, Two, or Four from Wineaux Guy and Great Tastes (Up to 60% Off)

Wine Experience from Great Tastes

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Groups gain knowledge to aid future wine purchases, learning the history, terroir, and climates of wines like chardonnay and malbec

Distillery Tour for Two or Four at Witherspoon Distillery (50% Off)

Witherspoon Distillery

Lewisville

$50 $27.50

Tour guides give folks behind-the-scenes look at how whiskey and rum are made

General Admission to Oktoberfest Event for Two, Four, or Six at the King's Biergarten Oktoberfest (40% Off)

King's Biergarten Oktoberfest

Pearland

$20 $12

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In Oktoberfest tent, pairs trade tickets for German beers and Oktoberfest foods

One-Hour Wine Class and Tasting for 2, 4, 6, or 10 People at WineStyles (Up to 75% Off )

WineStyles

Flower Mound

$59.98 $25

One-hour classes introduce guests to wine fundamentals with instruction and samples

One-Hour Tours for Two or Four with Optional Souvenir T-Shirts at Big Thicket Distilling Company (Up to 42% Off)

Big Thicket Distilling Company

Conroe

$20 $12

Distillers show off their grain to glass whiskey and vodka, made from organic, Non-GMO Texas-grown corn

Entry and Wineglasses for Two, Four, Six, or Eight to Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival October 11–12 (50% Off)

Spring Wine Festival

Ribinson

$60 $30

Stroll through historic Old Town Spring and explore art exhibitions while sipping wines and Southern-style blends from state vineyards

Ghost Tour for Two, Two Adults and Two Students or Children, or Up to Eight at D'Vine Wine (Up to 57% Off)

D'Vine Wine

Grapevine

$40 $19

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Attendees learn about Grapevine's haunted history on walking tour; includes glass of wine

Winery Tour Package for Two or Four with Snack and Individual Customized Wine Labels (Up to 54% Off)

Sunset Winery

Burleson

$60 $29

Winery tours explore winemaking and the bottling process while visitors enjoy pizza and sweets; take home souvenir labels

Picnic in the Vines for Two or Four with, Snacks, and Wineglasses at Pilot Knob Vineyard (54% Off)

Pilot Knob Vineyard

Briggs

$98 $45

Vineyard spanning 112 acres of Texas hill country hosts picnics complete with fine cheeses, meats and chocolates ideal for wine pairings

Vineyard Tour and Wine Education Class for Two or Four at Arché (50% Off)

Arché

Saint Jo

$30 $15

Groups learn about the crushing, vinification, and aging process of wine-making while in the vineyard

90-Minute Wine-Education Class for 2, 4, or 6, or a Private Class for 10 at The Cellar Door (Up to 67% Off)

The Cellar Door

Houston

$100 $50

90-minute class introduces participants to wine-tasting methods and the subtle nuances of flavor in varietals like pinot noir and chardonnay

Vineyard Tour for Two, Four, or Six with Credit for the Deli at Haak Vineyards & Winery (50% Off)

Haak Vineyards & Winery

Santa Fe Trails

$40 $20

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Thousands of vines cover 3 acres at Galveston County's only winery, where award-winning libations nestle in cellar's oak barrels

Saturday or Weekend Admission for One or Two at the Kemah Oktoberfest 2014 from Oct. 4–5 (Up to 50% Off)

Kemah Oktoberfest 2014

Kemah

$10 $6

Guests partake in classic German festivities inside a 8,000 sq. ft. beer tent while jamming to live polka

Wine-Education Class with Nine Samples for Two or Four at Braman Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Braman Winery

Richmond

$50 $25

Students sip nine 1-ounce wine tastes

Winery Tour for One or Two from Slowpokes Winery Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Slowpokes Winery Tours

Dripping Springs

$120 $60

Sample 3–4 wineries as you traverse the countryside in a Mercedes-Benz van

Wine Festival General or VIP Admission for Two or Four on October 18 from Houston Cellar Classic (Up to 40% Off)

Houston Cellar Classic

The Tasting Room Uptown Park

$120 $72

Guests sip on fine wines and champagne while nibbling culinary creations from area chefs at signature annual event of Houston Cellar Classic

One-Hour Wine Education Class with Food Pairing for 2, 6, or 10 at Stoney's Wine Lounge (Up to 67% Off)

Stoney's Wine Lounge

Lowest Greenville

$57 $25

Guests learn about different varietals as they sip on wines and taste different cheeses and charcuterie

Full-Day Winery Bus Tour for One, Two, or Four with Meal from Texas Winos (Up to 62% Off)

Texas Winos

Downtown

$106 $44

Take a luxury chartered bus on a themed tour to three or more Hill Country vineyards, stopping for brunch, Italian food, or barbecue

Winery Tour and Cheese Board for Two or Four at Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery

Kemah

$38 $19

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Tour a winery where varietals are crafted from Texas and California grapes, then taste a variety of wines and cheeses

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Inside the Four Seasons Hotel Houston, executive chef Maurizio Ferrarese draws on his Italian upbringing to create an ingredient-driven menu of locally sourced Italian fare. Ferrarese always puts his guests first, leaving the kitchen to visit tables as much as he can and even inviting guests to make special requests if they want to test his creativity with original dishes. He doesn't mean to downplay the regular items on his menu, saying, "I designed it so that I have a menu full of dishes that I would recommend blindfolded."

Inside the dining room, servers deliver orders of veal and seared tuna with puffed pantelleria capers or house farm greens with Texas Lone Star goat cheese in small-plate form to share with friends or purposely hide from mortal enemies. Main-course options include seasonal risottos, veal osso buco with glazed root vegetables, and the chef's signature housemade braised-beef ravioli with black truffle and corn purée. During Sunday brunch, cooks mix together eggs and fresh vegetables behind omelet stations and replenish the seafood bar's platters of roasted salmon and striped-bass broccolini.

The modern decor contrasts the rustic recipes with its vivid color, red leather accents, and tabletop holograms. Four private dining areas offer different experiences for small gatherings, from the chef's table with views of the kitchen to the cozy wine cellar with a corked floor and a display of 1,250 bottles.

1300 Lamar St
Houston,
TX
US

Property Location
With a stay at Hotel Contessa - Riverwalk Luxury Suites, you'll be centrally located in San Antonio, steps from Arneson River Theatre and Arneson River Theatre. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Tower Life Building and Aztec on the River.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 265 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 37-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and supervised childcare/activities.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and business services. Planning an event in San Antonio? This hotel has 10000 square feet (929 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Parking (subject to charges) is conveniently located nearby.

306 W Market St
San Antonio,
TX
US

Founded in 1996 at a lone store in Carrollton, Texas, Smoothie Factory began its journey simply by selling smoothies and nutritional supplements. The menu has since expanded to include frozen yogurt, juices, and healthy meals, but the franchise—which operates out of nine states and four countries—still focuses on its original mission: meeting the dietary needs of health-conscious customers with real fruit, nutritional supplements, and nonfat yogurt.

Each store mixes more than 30 flavor combinations, including Just Peachy, Very Berry, and Island Delight, a tropical blend of pineapple, banana, orange, and honey. Nutritional boosts such as caffeine, multivitamins, and fiber spin into chilled beverages to enhance weight loss and energy or give drinkers the cognitive ability to name all the stars in the universe.

13380 Preston Rd
Dallas,
TX
US

Though its name suggests otherwise, the Forget About It roll’s unorthodox ingredients make it pretty memorable: the flavorful crunch of shrimp tempura is wrapped up with crawfish and accented by ginger cream. It's just one of the many unique combinations dreamed up by Piranha Killer Sushi's owner and chef, Kenzo Tran. Non-traditional sushi fixings are Kenzo’s specialty, from the White Lotus roll’s pico de gallo and truffle oil sauce to the Bullet roll’s cilantro chili purée and edible police officer’s badge.

That blend of the classic and unconventional runs throughout Piranha Killer Sushi's menu at all four locations including the newly remodeled location in Fort Worth. Besides distinctive rolls, the kitchen serves up dishes such as Korean beef in ginger marinade, salads with octopus and spicy conch, and blue crab fried rice. Ditto the drink menu, featuring specialty libations such as the saketini, a blend of vodka, gin, and sake with a cucumber garnish. The restaurant's whimsical take on Japanese fare hasn't gone unnoticed—media outlets laud it for its tasty creations and inviting decor.

260 E. Basse
San Antonio,
TX
US

More than 325 bottles of international wine fill Zambrano Wine Cellar’s shelves and its climate-controlled wine cellar, arranged by chef, wine enthusiast, and owner Cef Zambrano. When not hobnobbing with celebrities such as Harrison Ford, Nolan Ryan, and Katie Couric, Zambrano coordinates a menu of bistro fare to harmonize with his library of wine selections, which received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2009. Zambrano presents updated takes on Mediterranean favorites, crafting small plates of escargot broiled in garlic butter and shallots, as well as four types of bruschetta topped with tomato, chicken, duck, or fillet tips. Diners can dive into shared nibbles with custom plates of international meats and cheeses or pizzas topped margherita-style or with signature spanish ham.

Zambrano’s prized glass wine cellar sits behind a smooth stone bar, inlaid with variegated amethyst that glows as it catches the light better than an outfielder with a magnifying glass. While perched at its high-backed leather banquettes, diners can sip from the 50-plus list of wines by the glass while gazing at a flat-screen TV in the corner or admiring the custom art on the dining room’s exposed-brick walls. In the front of the dining room, gauzy orange curtains frame sheets of sunlight that illuminate simple wooden tables, each adorned with a single flower that provides color and an amuse-bouche for hungrier guests. A sidewalk patio offers al fresco dining and bustling sights of Sundance Square.

910 Houston St
Fort Worth,
TX
US

In 1931, aviation legends such as Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart traversed the hallowed halls of Floyd Bennett Field, New York City's first municipal airport. Today, the same site harbors Aviator Sports and Events Center, which accommodates recreation in all of its forms, equipped with 20,000 square foot indoor field house, which includes newly resurfaced hardwood courts and new turf field, two outdoor synthetic-turf fields, and an outdoor space for events that can seat up to 4,000 people?the same number of people it takes to crack open a life-size Big Bird pi?ata. Twin NHL-regulation rinks host open-skate sessions, a majority of which are held on Rink B, every day of the week, with skates as late as 11 p.m. on weekends. Inside the center is a brand new CrossFit gym, which offers workout classes Monday through Saturday. Only youngsters enjoy summer or after-school camps, but adults and kids alike can take advantage of a roster of sports and leagues, including flag football and rock climbing, ideal for those looking to shorten morning commutes by cutting through the quarry.

4100 E Paisano Dr
El Paso,
TX
US

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