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Italian nights

Bellini’s Ristorante celebrates its 21st birthday by refocusing on what made it great: Italian wine and Italian food.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Italian reds, for the most part, aren’t meant to be sipped on the patio or enjoyed by a crackling fire. They’re made to complement food: hearty Italian food. Drinking them without the accompanying meal usually leads to two conclusions: tastes like a sour cherry, and too much acid.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Evolution alternatives

State Sen. Josh Brecheen wants ‘valid criticisms’ of evolution allowed in Oklahoma classrooms with his bill modeled after Texas standards.


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Greg Horton
One month after the release of Gallup poll data showing increased nationwide support for evolution, Oklahoma has two new bills some critics are calling “anti-evolution.” State Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, filed House Bill 1551 and Senate Bill 554, respectively.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Redbud blooms

Chase Healey applies his ale expertise to a new Oklahoma City brewing company


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Greg Horton
Chase Healey thinks of himself as an Oklahoman. His family moved to Jenks from Iowa when he was 6. He spent his entire public school career in Jenks, and later went to the University of Oklahoma.
 
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rep. Kern clarifies science education bill, denies it endorses religion

Opponents claim it backs intelligent design


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Greg Horton
State Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, has issued a press release to clarify her intentions in authoring House Bill 1551, the Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act.
 
Monday, January 24, 2011

White water

Washington’s Columbia Valley moves away from some American styles to produce white wines with an Old World sense of restraint.


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Greg Horton
Reason No. 1 to shop the Washington section of your favorite wine shop is probably price. According to Wine Spectator magazine’s Augustus Weed, “Exploring Washington’s white wines can be easy on the wallet, with most of the bottlings … priced at $20 or less.”
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Grape forecast


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Greg Horton
City wine professionals give us their best prognostication for trends in the new year.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Growth chart


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Greg Horton
Grower Champagne is finally available in the metro, and yes, you will be happy about it.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wine on a dime


Food and Drink Features

Greg Horton
Demystifying French wine is easier when the price is as low as it is with these wines.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Valley forge


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Greg Horton
Now available in Oklahoma, Columbia Valley has quickly reinvented itself as one of the premier winemaking regions in the U.S.
 
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Is the religious left right?


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Greg Horton
Oklahoma's Christian liberals believe their message sounds more Christlike.
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Planting a Seed


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Greg Horton
The Seeds of Hope fundraiser helps provide mentoring to metro students.
 
Thursday, November 25, 2010

Republican Scott Pruitt and Democrat Jim Priest have differing views of the attorney general's office


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Greg Horton
The attorney general's race features two candidates with remarkably similar values and a completely different understanding of the job.
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010

The three-way race for House District 85 pits a Republican incumbent against a Democrat and an independent


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Greg Horton
Access to governmental power is a central question in the House District 85 race.
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jari Askins hopes to add first female governor to her long line of Democratic firsts


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Greg Horton
Lt. Gov. Askins is one of the best-known politicians in Oklahoma, male or female, and the state has been her passion for most of her life.
 
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Accusations are flying in the contentious race to replace Oklahoma County District Judge Vicki Robertson


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Greg Horton
A former boss of both candidates endorses one and criticizes the other.
 
Thursday, October 21, 2010
 
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