Texas Hill Country Holiday Wine Trail
Finally, there’s a little chill in the air, and you might already be thinking about the hustle and bustle of holidays — baking, wrapping, fireplaces, and of course, the Texas Hill Country Wineries 2012 Holiday Wine Trail.
From Nov. 30-Dec. 16, vineyards and tasting rooms will be cloaked in lights, warmth and holiday fun.
The Hill Country wineries invite you to come enjoy the sounds of carols, enjoy the aromas of Christmas treats and bask in front of the fireplace with your favorite glass of cheer.
Take the self-guided tour, visiting each of the 32 Hill Country wineries. Your $60 ticket gives you the opportunity to collect Christmas ornaments to decorate your individual grapevine wreath and saving on the holiday budget with a 15-percent discount on three-bottle wine purchases from each winery.
Join the participating wineries for just one or all 17 days to experience the Decking of the Cellars. There are a limited number of tickets available and each year is sold out weeks before the trail.
Your $60 ticket includes:
- One grapevine wreath to be picked up at winery of your choice
- One ornament from each winery visited
- 15-percent discount on three-bottle purchases from each winery (winery choice and/or discount may exclude reserves, ports and wines already discounted)
- You only need one ticket per couple as this trail does not include tastings at wineries
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Election Day will soon be here. In the meantime, why not sweeten things up with political party cookies? These cute donkeys and elephants, from Lily’s Cookies, are $3.50 each. They come in a clear cellophane bag with a bow. Also, the ‘vote’ cookies are $3.25 each in a bag with a bow. Lily’s Cookies is at 2716 McCullough Ave. Phone is 210-832-0886.
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As do Whataburger’s other popular sauce options, it will come in a 0.6 ounce dipping cup. And, of course, you can try it on a Taquito, too.
Sea Island Shrimp House offering ‘Two Can Dine for $17.99’
Pick one appetizer to share from the following:
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail – shrimp in cocktail sauce with chopped tomato, onion, avocado and cilantro, served with tortilla chips; Ceviche – poached fish, diced avocado, onions, jalapeños, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper; Shrimp Cocktail – eight shrimp boiled in seasoning, peeled and deveined, served with cocktail sauce, horseradish and crackers.
Pick two entrées from the following:
Two Fried Fish Fillets – hand cut white fish fillets breaded and fried, served with French fries, hush puppies and coleslaw; Lot ‘O’ Shrimp – Eight hand-breaded wild-caught fried shrimp, served with French fries, hush puppies and coleslaw.
Light House Fish – a seasoned and broiled white fish fillet topped with sautéed jalapeños, onions and tomatoes in olive oil, served with rice, coleslaw and a baguette; and Shrimp Pasta – linguine and shrimp in a creamy white sauce with garlic butter, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese, served with a toasted baguette.
“This is a great value for two people to enjoy Sea Island’s fresh, premium seafood, while not breaking the bank to dine out at a locally-owned and operated restaurant in San Antonio,” said Barclay Anthony, CEO of Sea Island.
For more information, visit the website here.
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