Video – Texas Native Grapes: Characteristics, History and Their International Significance

Video – Texas Native Grapes: Characteristics, History and Their International Significance A presentation by Dr. Russell D. Kane, VintageTexas at the Native Plant Society of Texas, Houston Chapter February Meeting It is said that Texas is home to more varieties of native grapes than any other state. Dr. Kane’s presentation…

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Texas Frontier News: Texas Mustang Grape Wine Judged Excellent!

Texas Frontier News: Texas Mustang Grape Wine Judged Excellent! An article in the Galveston Daily News from October 25, 1868, on the front page no less, caused me to ask the question: In the 1860s, what characteristics must a locally produced Texas wine, and especially a local Texas native Mustang…

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Texas Wines Outshine Other States at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Texas Wines Outshine Other States at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Great news for the Texas wine industry!  This year, Texas topped all states except for California with “Best of Class” awards for seven Texas appellation wines at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. One of those is…

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Newsom Vineyards Inception: A Legacy Conquers Despair

Newsom Vineyards Inception: A Legacy Conquers Despair A little over a year ago, I attended a dinner at Llano Estacado Winery‘s new tasting room and events center in Lubbock. In a long list of truly excellent Llano wines, one stands out in my mind today. It was the Newsom Vineyards 2013…

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Grand Slam for Wineries in Texas at 2017 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition

Grand Slam for Wineries in Texas at 2017 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition Champion wines have been named from the thousands competing in the 2017 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, held Nov. 12 – 13, 2016, at NRG Center, Houston, Texas. Highest honors were given to four wineries in Texas:…

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Cabernet Grill Experience: Tasso Chicken and McPherson White Wine Trio

Cabernet Grill Experience: Tasso Chicken and McPherson White Wine Trio If I wasn’t so familiar with Chef Ross Burtwell’s Cabernet Grill Restaurant at the compound called Cotton Gin Village on the south side of Fredericksburg, I likely wouldn’t expect the modern culinary treasures it holds. While his restaurant is part…

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Periwinkle Hosts Houston’s Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting

Periwinkle Hosts Houston’s Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting Iron Sommelier… Presented by AutoSol® Returns on October 20th, 2016  VT – What more could you want:  a good cause, good wine/food pairings, a challenge and competition among some of Houston’s best and most creative sommeliers? It’s all in one at…

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Find the Best Texas Wines – Sign Up for the Specialist of Texas Wine Level 1 Class

Find the Best Texas Wines – Sign Up for the Specialist of Texas Wine Level 1 Class What: Specialist of Texas Wine – Certification Level 1 Class. This Class is offered as part of the Texas Wine Schools regional wine specialists classes (United States). Click here for registration. Where: The Texas…

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Two White Wines to Start out Texas Wine Month

Two White Wines to Start out Texas Wine Month Why is October Texas Wine Month? Well, because it is! In many wine producing regions, the grape harvest takes place in September and October. In Texas, the fact that it is a warm growing region, usually leads to the grape havesting…

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