Houston Chronicle and H-E-B raise a (virtual) glass to Texas and celebrate its 175th anniversary! Food and Wine expert, Emma Balter and H-E-B pair together to bring you a Sip of Texas straight to your home!


2 Tasting Events
Handpicked Texas Beers & Wines 100% Virtual

OCT 29 | 6:00PM

FREE
BEER TASTING
EVENT

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NOV 19 | 6:00PM

FREE
WINE TASTING
EVENT

Get To Know The Experts

Emma Balter

Emma Balter
Food and Wine Expert, Houston Chronicle

Emma grew up in Paris, France, where she got an early taste for good food and wine. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University in the U.K. and got her start in journalism as the lifestyle editor of the student newspaper. She moved to the U.S. in 2012, and spent six years on staff at Wine Spectator magazine, first as a tasting coordinator, then as an editor. She has also contributed to Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Eater, PureWow, Chowhound and VinePair, among others. Balter joined the Houston Chronicle in March 2020 as a reporter for Preview, where she covers entertainment, food and drink. She lives in Montrose with her cat, Chenin.

Mackenzie Brown
Beer and Wine Manager, H-E-B

Houston Native 12 years and H-E-B Partner since 2017. Mackenzie is the Beer and Wine manager at Summerwood Market since 2019.

·       Completed the first ever beer & wine internship program in 2019

·       Certified beer and wine server for 7+ years

·       Strong passion for food and beverage pairings

·       Favorite beer styles are Stouts and IPAs

BEING STUCK AT HOME JUST GOT MORE FUN!

Need a new plot twist to your work week?

Want to have a social-distanced work team-builder or friend’s reunion?

We have just the thing! Grab your friends (virtually) or get together (socially-distanced, of course!) and join in on two unique, engaging and FREE tasting experiences showcasing some of the best brews and vinos of Texas! 


Let Houston Chronicle’s food and wine expert Emma Balter and H-E-B’s professional wine conessieur guide you through an immersive, engaging and entertaining night exploring Texas’ local and most coveted wines and beers from across the Lone Star state! Even better, be one of the first 100 to register to either event and receive a commemorative tasting kit with all the essentials for your experience!

Beer Flight

VIRTUAL
BEER TASTING

October 29th | 6PM CST

RSVP FOR OCT 29TH BEER TASTING

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VIRTUAL
WINE TASTING

November 19th | 6PM CST