Monthly Archives: July 2009

Wine FAQs – Part 2

Here is Part 2 of our Wine FAQs series!  We’ll provide you with the answers to any questions you have about Messina Hof, wine, and the winemaking process. What are the recommended serving temperature for red and white wines?  To maximize … Continue reading

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Wine FAQs – Part 1

Here is Part 1 of our Wine FAQs series!  We’ll provide you with the answers to any questions you have about Messina Hof, wine, and the winemaking process. How long can you store wines?  Fruity light unoaked wines like, Pinot … Continue reading

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“The stars at night, are big and bright- Deep in the Heart of Texas!”

That lyric is very true! And what better way to celebrate your big day than underneath a blanket of Texas stars? My favorite weddings are the ones that end up with an outdoor reception. Of course the timing has to be … Continue reading

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Designer Events Now Offering Total Floral Planning from In-House Florist

So you’ve decided to have your wedding ceremony at the Messina Hof Gazebo…where should you go from there?  What’s next in the planning process?  There are so many important decisions to be made in making your day perfect.  True, picking … Continue reading

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Galveston Restoration

It is amazing how much restoration has already happened in Galveston.  So many houses and businesses look as though nothing happened.  Kudos to the owners.  I do believe it shows hope does truly spring eternal.  Everything looks so clean and … Continue reading

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Saltgrass Steakhouse in Galveston

Temperature in Galveston was a balmy 91 today.  We stayed cool by the pool until noon and then headed over to Saltgrass Steakhouse for lunch.  Paul had the fried shrimp and I had the grilled chicken breast with brocolli.  They … Continue reading

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The Hotel Galvez

At the Hotel Galvez, we dined in their wonderful dining room.  After selecting the Messina Hof Riesling, we chose two delightful appetizers.  The first was their giant squid which was fried and served with a creamy mustard sauce that paired … Continue reading

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Vacationing on Galveston Island

Vacationing on Galveston Island, we had a wonderful glass of Messina Hof Riesling at the Tremont Hotel bar.  The hotel is beautiful and the bar is historical.  Our Aggie Bartender shared with us the history of the Tremont Hotel and … Continue reading

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