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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If Your Thinkin’ of Pink Drinking, Come to The Texas Wine Revolution Festival This Sunday

If Your Thinkin’ of Pink Drinking, Come to The Texas Wine Revolution Festival This Sunday – April 22, 2018 Texas Wine Revolution showcases the beauty of Texas-grown wines, and this year, specifically 100% Texas grown Rosé wines. It is a unique festival that provides exposure to true Texas winemaking featuring 25+…

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Know Texas Wines – Taste and Learn About Our State’s Rapidly Advancing Wines

Know Texas Wines – Taste and Learn About Our State’s Rapidly Advancing Wines Texas wines are garnering worldwide acclaim from Double Gold medals in the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Competition, and acclaim in international competitions in Lyon France and Vienna Austria. The Texas Hill Country was named to the…

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Texas Wine Specialist Certification Class – Learn from the Man that Wrote the Book on Texas Wine Specialist of Texas Wine Class: Level 1 — Three nights, Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15 at 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Texas Wine School, 2301 Portsmouth St, Houston, TX. The cost of the course…

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