Duchman Winery says $10 is the New $15 for Their Vermentino

Duchman Winery says $10 is the New $15 for Their Vermentino Last weekend my wife and I were sitting on our front porch at my cottage in the Texas hill country. The weather was simply divine: cool and breezy as the sun was setting to our backs. Birds were eating…

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Favorite Texas Wine Photograph of 2010: Wintery Winery Sunset in the Texas Hill Country

Favorite Texas Wine Photograph of 2010: Wintery Winery Sunset in the Texas Hill Country I took the above photo at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas, in the Texas hill country. I stopped there in January to visit with Dr. Richard Becker. The discussion morphed into a retrospective tasting where memories…

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How Does the "Classification of Napa Valley" Discussion Relate to Texas Wine Quality?

How Does the “Classification of Napa Valley” Discussion Relate to Texas Wine Quality? Tom Wark posted a Fermentation Blog yesterday that explored the future of Napa Valley and the issue of the commoditization of Chardonnay and the soon to be similar fate for the region’s Cabernet Sauvignon. He cites the…

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2010 Top Ten Texas Wines from VintageTexas and More: Five Honorable Mentions (and for good reasons)

2010 Top Ten Texas Wines from VintageTexas and More: Five Honorable Mentions (and for good reasons) I know that I promised that I was going to mention just my 2010 Top Ten Wines. Well, I did that. See: Installment #1 – http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=2892 Installment #2 – http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=2936 However, I still had several…

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VintageTexas Sunday ‘Cyclopedia of Wine: What do Sicily and Texas Have in Common?

VintageTexas Sunday ‘Cyclopedia of Wine: What do Sicily and Texas Have in Common? Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean islands, is one of the top three wine regions of Italy. Historically, its most famous wine was the amber fortified Marsala. Once the Sicilian wines were heavy, high in alcohol and…

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