Farewell Pierre: Memoriam to a “Good Enough Farmer” that Could Change Terroir to His Liking

Farewell Pierre: Memoriam to a “Good Enough Farmer” that Could Change Terroir to His Liking “Entering the winery at Kiepersol, I was dwarfed by a large room with shiny stainless steel tanks defining its perimeter. Across the room, I saw a tall man in a white shirt and jeans, topped …

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Texas Fine Wine Wineries Recognized for Quality

TEXAS FINE WINE WINERIES WIN BIG AT RECENT WINE COMPETITIONS Five stellar wineries recognized for consistent quality, expression of wines CENTRAL TEXAS, January 25, 2016 – The wineries of Texas Fine Wine continue to shine at international wine competitions, bringing home gold medals, while also making Texas Monthly’s Best Texas …

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Texas Fine Wine Adds Spicewood Vineyards as New Member

TEXAS FINE WINE ADDS SPICEWOOD VINEYARDS AS NEW MEMBER 2016 marks third year of marketing initiative driven by highly respected, distinguished Texas wineries For the first time since its inception in March 2014, Texas Fine Wine is adding a new winery to its roster: Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood, Texas.  Texas …

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Texas Wine School Offers First-Of-Its-Kind Texas Wine Authority Course

Texas Wine School Offers First-Of-Its-Kind Texas Wine Authority Course This course will meet in three classes, 3 hours each on consecutive Wednesday evenings (January 13/20/27, 2016), 6:30 – 9:30 pm each day at Houston’s Texas Wine School. Course instructor: Dr. Russell D. Kane (Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger) of VintageTexas.   Course Summary Texas Wine Authority …

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Don’t Get Between Me and My Frogfruit

Don’t Get Between Me and My Frogfruit This past Thursday evening, I attended the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT), Houston Chapter meeting held at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. The November meeting is avidly awaited for two good reasons. First, it’s a potluck extravaganza and people bring dishes …

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McHenry’s Wedding Oak Winery Incubator Winery Project Gives Birth: Old Man Scary Cellars

McHenry’s Wedding Oak Winery Incubator Winery Project Gives Birth: Old Man Scary Cellars Wedding Oak Winery will launch the first Incubator winery project in San Saba, Texas, with the opening of Old Man Scary Cellars in November 2015. Conceived with new Texas start-up wineries in mind, Wedding Oak Winery owner …

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T.V. Munson & the Texas Grape Legacy: How Did Things Get This Screwed Up?

T.V. Munson & the Texas Grape Legacy: How Did Things Get This Screwed Up? Last week, I read Ron Saikowski’s story on the Courier of Montgomery website (Courier article on T.V. Munson) titled “History in the making during Texas Wine Month”. In this article, he discussed perhaps the highest point …

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What You Can Do for Texas Native Plant Week – October 18-24, 2015

What You Can Do for Texas Native Plant Week – October 18-24, 2015 Reprinted from October 2015 Hyde Park Newsletter Native Texas plants in gardens, landscaping and habitats help sustain nature at a time when the “wild and natural” are disappearing. These plants help sustain a healthy ecosystem by supporting a …

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