Five Things I've Learned about Napa Valley Wines That Apply to Texas Wines

Five Things I’ve Learned about Napa Valley Wines That Apply to Texas Wines Several weeks ago I attended the Napa Valley traveling road show that came through Houston, Texas. It was sponsored by Napa Valley Vintners. It was a mix of trade and consumer wine tasting events and educational programs held …

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PREDICTION: Tempranillo Will Factor Greatly into Texas’s Wine Future; New Texas TAPAS Chapter

PREDICTION: Tempranillo Will Factor Greatly into Texas’s Wine Future; New Texas TAPAS Chapter “If I had to do it all over again, I’d plant 70 acres of Tempranillo and one acre of Cabernet Sauvignon. I’d include the one acre of Cabernet, just to remind me daily how hard it’s been …

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It's Thanksgiving Day and No Wine. What Do I Do Now? Reach for Duchman

It’s Thanksgiving Day and No Wine. What Do I Do Now? Reach for Duchman I’ll have to take the blame this year. I gave you my wines for Thanksgivings Day. They were released on Culinary Thymes along with my tasting notes and food pairings. These wines were: Haak Vineyards Reserve …

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Exciting Times at CapRock Winery: Glazer's to Distribute; Will Use as Much Texas Grapes as Possible

Exciting Times at CapRock Winery: Glazer’s to Distribute; Will Use as Much Texas Grapes as Possible Most of you remember the see-saw situation that occurred this past summer on the Texas High Plains with the on-again/off-again/on-again sale of CapRock Winery in Lubbock, Texas. It culminated with the “for real” sale …

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Whole Foods Market Unwraps its Top 10 Holiday Wines on Twitter: 'Tis the Season to Tweeting

Whole Foods Market® unwraps its Top 10 Holiday Wines on Twitter: ‘Tis the Season to be Tweeting Taste and tweet some holiday cheer during Whole Foods Market’s first-ever Twitter Tasting; This Wednesday, Nov. 17. Join in the Wine Tasting and Twitter Fun! ‘Tis the season to stock up on your favorite …

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On VintageTexas: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Announces its 2011 International Wine Competition Champions

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Announces its 2011 International Wine Competition Champions Becker Vineyards takes top Texas spot with their 2009 Viognier. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced today the champion wines from the 2011 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition. The eighth annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International …

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On Culinary Thymes: Thanksgiving Day is a Time for Texas Wine

On Culinary Thymes: Thanksgiving Day is a Time for Texas Wine The Thanksgiving Day table is set with abundance: savory, tasty and sweet. This meal requires wines that offer flexibility gained from fresh ripe fruit, lean or little oak aging or perhaps a kiss of sweetness. My Thanksgivings Day wine selections …

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Texas Wineries Reaching Critical Mass in Fredericksburg with New 4.0 Cellars

Texas Wineries Reaching Critical Mass in Fredericksburg with New 4.0 Cellars I must have been brain dead yesterday, or just too absorbed in my book project to see the new and important development taking place in the Texas hill country. I saw the article in the online Fort Worth Star …

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Write Off The Vine: Texas Wine News – November 9, 2010

Write Off The Vine: Texas Wine News – November 9, 2010 Big Red Fundraiser at Charlie Palmer’s Benefits North Texas Food Bank by Andrew Chalk (Sidedish) Charlie Palmer’s at The Joule held a major wine and food fundraiser for the North Texas Food Bank to help correct that situation. The …

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