The Best Texas Wine Money Can’t Buy

The Best Texas Wine Money Can’t Buy …and it’s not from Greece! I had dinner with friends last Saturday evening at Lucio’s on Taft in downtown Houston. They are a tremendous BYOB establishment ($5 corkage fee!) with a great menu to boot. I brought a bottle of wine to the…

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Caldwell Family Winery: An Urban Oasis of Texas Wine in Downtown Houston

  Caldwell Family Winery: An Urban Oasis of Texas Wine in Downtown Houston If you go to Google.com and type in the words “Caldwell” and “Winery”, at the top of the results page you will find links that will launch you into a website for a winery in Napa, California.…

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Write Off The Vine: Texas Wine News – July 15, 2010

Write Off The Vine: Texas Wine News – July 15, 2010 Texas Terroir: Wine in the Lone Star state? You bet. By Amy Zavatto, Wine Enthusiast When you think about Texas, there are at least a dozen or so things that come to mind: barbecue, boots, broncos, and Bushes, for…

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When You Have Texas Roussanne, Who Needs Chardonnay

When You Have Texas Roussanne, Who Needs Chardonnay Roussanne is a variety of Vitis Vinifera with yellow-green colored berries, which gain a rosey hue under sunny conditions, that originated from France. It has several common names depending on where it is grown. These names include: Barbin, Bergeron, Martin Cot, Fromental,…

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A Land of Limestone Ledges and Red Sandy Soil: Part 2

A Land of Limestone Ledges and Red Sandy Soil: Part 2 Continued from: http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=790 In my search to define Texas terroir [the sense of place], I often stop to listen for voices of the human spirits that linger in the rustle of tall grass, the gush of spring water on…

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