Whole Foods launches Duchman wines on tap! A new first in Texas wine history!

Whole Foods launches Duchman wines on tap! A new first in Texas wine history! December 18, 2010, By Do Bianchi [on DuchmanFamilyWinery.com] Organic and natural foods pioneer Whole Foods Market officially began offering its shoppers Duchman Family wines on tap yesterday at its Highland Park and Park Lane locations in …

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Texas Wine Czar Says, “The Best Texas Wines Will Be in the Style and Tradition of Europe”

Texas Wine Czar Says, “The Best Texas Wines Will Be in the Style and Tradition of Europe” My wife and I celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary last night at Rainbow Lodge in Houston. While we talked, we reminisced and savored our past travels, tribulations and personal triumphs while we also …

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Want a Real Texas Wine and Wine Country Experience? Try the Gulf Coast

Want a Real Texas Wine and Wine Country Experience? Try the Gulf Coast In 2010, the total producing acres of grape vines in the Texas Gulf Coast region reached 44 for Blanc du Bois (white wine grape) and 49 for Black Spanish (red wine grape). Newly planted acreage is somewhat …

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2010 Top Ten Texas Wines from VintageTexas: Installment #1

2010 Top Ten Texas Wines from VintageTexas: Installment #1 In 2010, I traveled more of the state and tasted more Texas wines than in any previous year. Therefore, this year I’ve had a hard time picking just ten wines to compose my year’s favorites. Well, here goes…my first installment. Five …

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Images of the Texas Vintage of 2010: A Pictorial

Images of the Texas Vintage of 2010: A Pictorial January 2010: The influence of the El Nino brought a hard winter chill put the vines into a deep sleep at Brushy Creek Vineyards. February 2010: Visit to far West Texas and to Mont Sec Vineyard with Greg Bruni from Llano Estacado …

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Call for Entries: Edible Texas Food & Wine Pairing Competition

Edible Texas Food & Wine Pairing Competition Rev up your creative culinary (and winemaking) skills for the Central Texas regional segment of the Edible Texas Food & Wine Pairing Competition, produced by Edible Austin and The Texas Food & Wine Gourmet.com, and hosted by the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.  Create a …

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More Texas Wine Winners from 2011 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition

More Texas Wine Winners from 2011 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition Several weeks ago, I blogged about the announcement from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition announcing its 2011 top winners. In this list was the top Texas wine: Becker Vineyards Viognier 2009. Recently the Rodeo …

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Valdicava Brunello 2001! Does Texas Have Anything that Comes Close?

Valdicava Brunello 2001! Does Texas Have Anything that Comes Close? Well, here I am again at Texas Winedrinkers Anonymous (TWA). I have to confess something. Last night, I had a moment of weakness while at the open door of my wine cooler. I was searching the hinterlands of the cooler …

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