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In its history, The Tasting Room has received many accolades and awards from local and national publications. The following represent a sampling of that recognition:
BEST OF CITY SEARCH
2008 - Editorial Winner - Spot to Find Your Soulmate
2007 - Editorial Winner - Wine Bar
2007 - Editorial Winner - Wine Specialty Store
2004 - Audience Winner - Conversation Bar
2004 - Audience Winner - First Date
2004 - Audience Winner - Wine Bar
2005 Best Wine Tasting
2007 Best Wine Store
2007 - Best Ultimate Wine Bar
April 05 - "Best wine bar in Houston"
HOUSTON MODERN LUXURY
Oct 07 - "…it's worth the drive just to taste their renowned thin-crust pizzas; get there before closing time at 1 a.m."
Jan 06 - "The Tasting Room has a laid-back attitude that attracts a hip, professional crowd for educational events and private tastings."
Mar 08 - "(The Reserve Room) is their answer to the next level of posh, private wine service, staffed with a dedicated sommelier. VIPs drink from Riedel crystal and soon can cellar their own TTR selections in their own climate-controlled storage area."
Sept 07 - "You'll find great wines and gourmet appetizers in a hip atmosphere, just right for mixing and mingling."
HOUSTON INTOWN MAGAZINE
Oct 07 - "It's hard not to love a place where you can sit and sip some of the best wines from around the world, eat delicious delicacies and mingle with the beautiful people."
Mar 08 - "If you have no idea what to do on Thursday night or where to go, I highly recommend this stop."
"It's no surprise, with how easy they make it to pick out a wine of your liking. The wine wall has light, medium and full-bodied placecards corresponding to the wine with a brief description of their flavors. It's my favorite detail! It's like wine tasting for dummies!"
Oct 07 - TTR Lounge at Midtown: "good music, check; good wine, check; good lighting, check."
Sep 07 - TTR Lounge at Midtown: " In an intimate location on Gray Street, TTR Lounge is an enchanting spot for an after-work gloss, especially for you commuters (like me). Or better yet, a relaxing place to finish up the last meeting of the day! THE LOUNGE HAS A GREAT ATMOSPHERE - SPLASHED WITH WARM COLORS, SOFT LIGHTING AND DOZENS OF FLOWER SPRIGS IN GLASS JARS."
MY TABLE MAGAZINE
Oct/Nov 07 - "each differs in atmosphere: TTR feels like a French bistro, TTR Lounge is much smaller and more intimate, and TTR River Oaks offers a candle-lit, banquette-filled lounge area with pillows and magazines."