Periwinkle Foundation Provides A First-Hand View of Sommeliers’ Thirst for Competition

Thirst of Competition: Periwinkle Hosts Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting Event Iron Sommelier Presented by AUTOSOL® Returns to Houston on November 9 WHAT: Houston’s finest sommeliers will be put to the test at The Houstonian at 6 p.m this Thursday evening. Come and see it first-hand what interesting things…

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Fall Creek Vineyards 2017 Release Tasting: Texas IS Big… And, Can Grow Lots of Grape Varieties!

Fall Creek Vineyards 2017 Release Tasting: Texas IS Big… And, Can Grow Lots of Grape Varieties! Most people know it is a not an understatement when they say, “Texas is a BIG place.” In fact, in wine terms, Texas is actually larger than the whole country of France. However, many…

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Houston, Grab Yourself a Taste of Texas… Texas Fine Wine That Is!

Houston, Grab Yourself a Taste of Texas… Texas Fine Wine That Is! It’s Texas Wine Month and time to celebrate by grabbing a glass of Texas red, white or rosé. I know just the place. On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Liz Palmer’s Texas Wine School will be featuring a Taste…

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Duchman Family Winery: Tapas and Texas Wine – Friday, Oct. 20th

Texas Fine Wine: Tapas and Texas Wine – Friday, Oct. 20th It’s time to celebrate Texas Wine Month and The Texas Fine Wine Wineries are asking you to join them at Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood for a celebratory Tapas and Texas Wine food and wine event at the winery on…

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#VintageTweets – Monarch Butterflies The Super-Generation Are Coming

#VintageTweets – Monarch Butterflies The Super-Generation Are Coming This is a tweet I recently retweeted from Native Plant Society of Texas Monarch Maven Cathy Downs. Until becoming a Texas Master Naturalist a few years ago, I would not have known what Cathy was talking about when she refers to super-generations…

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VintageTweets: William Chris Malbec Rosé 2016 – Reading Labels

VintageTweets: William Chris Malbec Rosé 2016 – Reading Labels A lot can be conveyed in 140 characters, but even more can be lost. This recent pour was a delight: William Chris Vineyards Malbec Rosé 2016 that contained fresh, crisp and invigorating fruit characteristics of tart cherry, strawberry highlighted with white pepper…

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#TweetThoughts: French Oak in Texas

#TweetThoughts: French Oak in Texas This Tweet from @Messina_Hof got me thinking about two things: What would 213 French Oak barrels cost? From a quick search, I found that the cost French Oak barrels can be in the range $850-$3600 a barrel, depending on quality. American made French Oak barrels…

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