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by Sally Bernstein

March 28, 2001
The popular Big Red soda pop flavor is actually a combination of lemon and orange oils, topped off by a dollop of pure vanilla for a creamy aftertaste. The red is nothing more than FD&C red 40 food color. But the drink's chemistry pales in importance when you realize that if Coca-Cola succeeds in taking over Dr Pepper, Big Red will be the last native soda pop -- created, owned, and operated by Texans -- left on the planet.

March 26, 2001
Wine in a can is the latest idea from Australian vintner Greg Stokes, who produced 30,000 cans of Iron Bridge Cabernet Shiraz. Each can holds 2 glasses of wine and cans are great for picnics, barbeques and outdoor events.

March 20, 2001
The 2001 Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival will be held April 5th-8th in and around Austin, Texas with food events, a golf tournament, a fine wine charity auction, cooking classes, wine tastings, a wine and food fair and much more.

March 12, 2001
From Calistoga, California comes news that matriarch Jamie Davies has named her son Hugh to the post of winemaker at Schramsberg. Jamie and her late husband Jack were the first vintners in the US to blend Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for sparkling wine and the first to release vintage-dated methode champenoise wines.

March 6, 2001
The Dallas Morning News Wine and Food Festival will be held March 22-26 at the Fairmont Hotel in the Arts District in Dallas, Texas. Wine lovers, winemakers, chefs, authors and artisans will be there to join in the fun!

March 1, 2001
The famous Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas has been baking for over 100 years. Their DeLuxe Fruitcakes are well known, but don't miss other goodies such as the Apricot Pecan Cake, Rum Cake and Cheesecakes, to name only a few. Order online and foreign delivery available.

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