Becker Vineyards Double Gold Collection 2018

Becker Vineyards Double Gold Collection 2018 Earlier this year in my Texas Wine Month story that appeared in Dale Robertson’s column in the Houston Chronicle (Great Texas wines to try for Texas Wine Month – click here), I commented that Texas should be extremely proud of their Texas wine industry.…

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Periwinkle Foundation’s Sommelier Competition – A View, Up Close and Personal

Periwinkle Foundation’s Iron Sommelier Competition – A View, Up Close and Personal This was my third time to attend the Periwinkle Foundation Autosol early-November Iron Sommelier Competition held at the Houstonian Hotel. Despite my third take on this competition, it was still fascinating to witness the knowledge and focus of each sommelier’s…

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Texas Wine Month 2018 is Over… But, Oh What a Great Month it Was!

Texas Wine Month 2018 is Over… But, Oh What a Great Month it Was! Annually, October is Texas Wine Month, the month when we sip, savor and celebrate our wonderful, fifth-largest-in-the-USA wine industry. Well, it’s now November and Texas Wine Month is over, but from my vantage point in Houston,…

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Iron Sommelier is Back for 2018: Periwinkle Foundation’s Premier Houston Wine Event

Iron Sommelier is Back for 2018: Periwinkle Foundation’s Premier Houston Wine Event Entering its 11th year, the Periwinkle  Foundation’s 2018 IronSomm Competition presented by Autosol and organized by Sean Beck (Sommelier/Beverage Director at Backstreet Cafe, Hugo’s & Trevisio Restaurants) is a tasting event that showcases the expertise of Houston’s finest sommeliers…

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Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist: Sept. 24-25, 2018 at Kiepersol Winery’s “Salt Kitchen”

Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist: Sept. 24-25, 2018 at Kiepersol Winery’s “Salt Kitchen” Dr. Russ Kane, aka Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger – the man that wrote the book on Texas wine – will hold this Texas Wine Certification class at Kiepersol Winery‘s “Salt Kitchen” Classroom, 4120 FM 344…

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Saint Tryphon Farm and Vineyards: Texas Wines on the Wild Side

Saint Tryphon Farm and Vineyards: Texas Wines on the Wild Side It is no doubt that, no matter what wine region you are in, “natural wines” are the rage these days, Say the words “natural wines” and “Texas” in the same sentence and anyone that has been in or around…

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Ravenswood Zinfandel and My Journey into Red Wine

Ravenswood Zinfandel and My Journey into Red Wine It sounds funny now, nearly thirty years later, but there was a time when I made trips to the northern California wine country and would bring back cases of Ravenswood Vinter’s Blend Zinfandel purchased from a supermarket. This wine could be bought for…

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Cabernet Grill & Newsom Vineyards: An Interplay of Texas Wine and Food Magic

Cabernet Grill & Newsom Vineyards: An Interplay of Texas Wine and Food Magic On a recent road trip to the Texas Hill Country to attend the Wine Revolution Rosé Festival at the Horseshoe Bay Resort, my traveling partner Houston Chronicle Wine Columnist Dale Robertson and I scheduled a meet-up with…

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Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist: June 4-5, 2018 in Comfort, Texas

Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist: June 4-5, 2018 in Comfort Texas Dr. Russ Kane, aka Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger, will hold this Texas Wine Certification class at Bending Branch Winery’s “Branch on High” Tasting Room in Comfort, Texas.  Specialist of Texas Wine Class: Level 1 — Monday &…

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