TABC eases restrictions for private clubs, so place those orders for Hearsay’s Wine Thru Thursday.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE

Bars across Texas are feeling the sting of another shutdown following Gov. Greg Abbott’s most recent effort to get the COVID pandemic under control.

And while bars across the state have been allowed to sell alcohol-to-go, those same rules didn’t apply to private clubs.

Until now.

Stephenville City Manager Allen Barnes told BTS News that the TABC is allowing private clubs, which include bars in Erath County, to also sell alcohol-to-go.

“I spoke with the chief enforcement officer of the TABC and was told they were going to treat private clubs like licensed premises, which allows them to sell alcohol-to-go with food-to-go,” Barnes said.

So that means your work week just got a little brighter.

WINE THRU THURSDAY AT HEARSAY

Hearsay Wine Bar is hosting Wine Thru Thursday every week (some Wednesdays) until it is allowed to reopen.

You can pre-order wine by the bottle and cheese boards made with Veldhuzien Cheese ($25) and those delicious Wine Chips ($9) by texting 817-715-1682.

Orders will be filled and ready for curbside pickup from 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday.

“We miss our customers and are looking forward to seeing them on Thursday,” said Lisa Pendleton, owner of Hearsay. “They will never have to leave their cars. We will bring their order right to them.”

WINE, CHEESE AND CHIPS

Hearsay offers more than 45 varieties of wine and these are a few of my favorites.

Since I love Chardonnay, I’ll be ordering a bottle or two of Merf ($31).

If you are feeling fancy, consider splurging on a bottle of Cakebread ($115). You won’t be sorry.

You can also pick up a bottle of Four Graces Pinot Gris ($40), Becker Vineyards Dry Riesling ($22) or Chloe Pinot Grigio ($32).

If you’re looking for something a little bolder try Conundrum Red Blend ($60) or Troublemaker ($32).

When it comes to Cabernet Sauvignon, Hearsay has no shortage of great choices. Decoy Cabernet ($60), Rodney Strong Cabernet ($40) and Caymus ($150) are always good.

Other favorites include Bogle Petite Sirah ($30), Bull Lion Texianti ($50) and Angry Bunch Zinfandel ($28).

And if something bubbly is more your style you can’t go wrong with Lucky Vines Cordelia ($45), Lunetta Prosecco ($37) or Mumm Napa Brut Prestige ($40).


Hearsay Wine Bar will take orders until they close on Thursday.

Drop me a line and let me know what you think.

Beneath the Surface News. sara@beneaththesurfacenews.com