Make your voice Heard: Deadline Nears for 2nd Round Comments on GoTexan Wine Rules

Make your voice Heard: Deadline Nears for 2nd Round Comments on GoTexan Wine Rules …Texas consumers need honest labeling. Texas grape growers deserve support from Texas wineries. New GoTexan rules and an end to For Sale in Texas Only with help on both counts. I don’t want to beat this…

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TWGGA Holds First Legislative Forum: For Sale in Texas Only Makes the Initial Cut

TWGGA Holds First Legislative Forum: “For Sale in Texas Only Makes” the Initial Cut The first in a series of Legislative Forums was held on Wednesday, August 14 in Austin. The Legislative Forums came out of a discussion at the June TWGGA Board of Directors meeting. The Texas Wine and…

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Texas Wine: Is There Really Anything Behind The HoustonPress “Cellar Door” Article

Texas Wine: Is There Really Anything Behind The HoustonPress “Cellar Door” Article Guest Blog: by David Furer — — — — — VintageTexas (Russ Kane): Back in May of this year, I (Russ Kane – VintageTexas) was asked by Austin-based wine writer, wine merchant and musician, Jeremy Parzen if I…

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What’s on Your Wine Labels: From Appellation to “For Sale in Texas Only”

What’s on Your Wine Labels: From Appellation to “For Sale in Texas Only” I get more emails about wine labeling than just about any topic. The questions can vary from….”What is the minimum amount of grapes a wine can contain?” to “If a wine’s label doesn’t indicate sulfites, does that…

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Manifesto: To Texas Bloggers…Together We Are A Community

Manifesto: To Texas Bloggers…Together We Are A Community Before I posted my comment to Jeff Cope’s near philosophic question (Wine Bloggers – Are We in a Competition?), I found the question he posed to be something akin to Bill Cosby’s comedic line…“why is there air?”. However, the more I thought…

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It’s Now Official: Texas Wine is the Official Wine of the Texas Hamburger!

It’s Now Official: Texas Wine is the Official Wine of the Texas Hamburger! Super-Size Your Texas Hamburger with a Glass of Texas Wine  Calling all Texas wineries and Texas Hamburger lovers, too. According to “Hambassador” Rick Vanderpool, “It’s time to name your favorite Texas wine that you think is best-paired…

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Texas Grape Growers, Winery Affiliates and Serious Wannabes

Texas Grape Growers, Winery Affiliates and Serious Wannabes Viticulture Calendar and Updates There are several excellent educational events coming up for prospective, new and advanced grape growers.  Please see the calendar of dates below and register where appropriate. Two Prospective Grower Workshops October 12, 2010, Pittsburg, Texas, Instructor – Fran Pontasch November…

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Writer Russ Kane of VintageTexas under Contract with Texas Tech University Press

Writer Russ Kane of VintageTexas under Contract with Texas Tech University Press Contributions and experiences sought that highlight the Texas new wine country scene and its history NEWS RELEASE: December 18, 2009 – Writer, blogger and wine aficionado, Russ Kane of Vintage Texas announced this week that he was now under…

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Tis the Season to be Blogging: Wine Recommendations from the Social Network

Tis the Season to be Blogging: Wine Recommendations from the Social Network It’s the holiday party season, a time to celebrate with family and friends sharing good food and drink while we take time to count our blessings and find ways to help those less fortunate. Recently on the social…

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