Messina Hof Winery 40th Anniversary Honored with Special Wines & Cuvée

Messina Hof Winery 40th Anniversary Honored with Special Wines & Cuvée Paul V. and Merrill Bonarrigo’s paired vision for starting a winery came about slowly and, after some encouragement. It led to the planting of a small vineyard in 1977. The event that really got this project going occurred through…

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Savor North Texas: “Big Red” Wine Country and More

Savor North Texas: “Big Red” Wine Country and More “Things are really happenin’ up here in North Texas,” says Gabe Parker owner of Homestead Winery locations in Ivanhoe, Denison, and Grapevine. “This area’s gaining a reputation for being ‘Big Red Country’ with new vineyards and wineries going up left and right.”…

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The Incredible “Flash” Machine: Dr. Bob Makes the Case for Better Texas Wine with Flash Détente

The Incredible “Flash” Machine: Dr. Bob Makes the Case for Better Texas Wine with Flash Détente Newsom Grape Day always brings out something new or of timely interesting. This year’s Grape Day, held in the Newsom Vineyards “Barnery” in late-April, did not disappoint. While Bob Young, owner of Bending Branch…

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Bar Z Winery: Mellow and Mature… These are Monty’s Wines

Bar Z Winery: Mellow and Mature… These are Monty’s Wines If you are not familiar Monty Dixon’s Bar Z Winery in Canyon, Texas, I recommend highly recommend a visit – via an extended road trip, an intermediate stop on a cross-country adventure, or a short hop on your private plane.…

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Newsom Vineyards Grape Day (and The Light at the End of the Vineyard)

Newsom Vineyards Grape Day (and The Light at the End of the Vineyard) Not too long ago, I received a call from long-time winegrower Neal Newsom asking if I was going to make it to his Newsom Grape Day event in Plains, Texas, located southwest of Lubbock and about 14 miles…

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Rosé All Day, All Year from Our Friends at Texas Fine Wine

  Rosé All Day, All Year from Our Friends at Texas Fine Wine For some, rosé wines signal summertime, but in Texas, it’s rosé all day… and can even be all year! Texas’ year-round temperate climate calls for bright, refreshing, fruit-forward wines to sip while sitting by the pool or…

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Don’t Miss the 2017 Bending Branch Derby Extravaganza

Don’t Miss the 2017 Bending Branch Derby Extravaganza On May 6th, Bending Branch Winery will host its seventh annual Derby Extravaganza, one of the most anticipated events of the year. Attendees with be served winery owner Bob Young’s famous mint juleps. They are made with Bending Branch Winery Single Barrel…

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Rosé All Day – A Twitter Hashtag and a Life Style Fitting of Texans

Rosé All Day – A Twitter Hashtag and a Life Style Fitting of Texans I recently attended the Texas Wine Revolution’s second annual festival held this year at Featherstone Ranch in Stonewall, Texas. After an early morning violent torrential rain (complete with lightning and hail), I wondered if there would…

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Texas Wine Revolution: Like Your Texas Wine Hot and Pink?

Texas Wine Revolution this Sunday: Like Your Texas Wine Hot and Pink? According to the Wine Enthusiast, consumers the world over have finally caught on to Rosé – they are not only pink but HOT with consumers. Consumption of premium dry rosé is growing rapidly, led by the wines of Provence.…

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It’s “Rodeo Houston” Time Again and Time for Texas Wine, Too!

It’s “Rodeo Houston” Time Again and Time for Texas Wine, Too! A couple weeks ago, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was opened with flourish of Best Bites and Rodeo Uncorked Competition winning wines. It was a first rate gala with people both pouring and sipping in their finest Rodeo regalia.…

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