Know Texas Wines – Taste and Learn About Our State’s Rapidly Advancing Wines

Know Texas Wines – Taste and Learn About Our State’s Rapidly Advancing Wines Texas wines are garnering worldwide acclaim from Double Gold medals in the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Competition, and acclaim in international competitions in Lyon France and Vienna Austria. The Texas Hill Country was named to the…

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Texas Fine Wine Predicts 2016 Harvest to be a Yield & Quality Barnburner

Texas Fine Wine Predicts 2016 Harvest to be a Yield & Quality Barnburner With 2016 grape harvest right around the corner in some parts of the Texas Hill Country, the wineries of Texas Fine Wine are encouraged by the quality and yield of this year’s crop. In fact, some vineyards are…

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Winemaking Harvest Internship Opportunity: Looking for Texans Interested in California Experience

Winemaking Harvest Internship Opportunity: Looking for Texans Interested in California Experience Forwarded from Randy Hester, zrandyhester@gmail.com I am coming up on my 10th harvest in Napa Valley but my first position was a cellar internship in 2006, and the knowledge I gained from it is immeasurable. Because the Texas wine industry…

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A “Chardonnay-Year” for the Texas Hill Country & Pilot Knob and Robert Clay Vineyards

A “Chardonnay-Year” for the Texas Hill Country & Pilot Knob and Robert Clay Vineyards It was an early August day 2014, when I visited Dan McLaughlin’s Robert Clay Vineyard in Mason. I was directed by Dan to try a helping of the still remaining Chardonnay grapes in the vineyard. See…

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A Difference You Can Taste: Perissos Vineyards 2014 Viognier

A Difference You Can Taste: Perissos Vineyards 2014 Viognier You might say that the Perissos Vineyard 2014 Viognier is a “whole bunch better”.  OK, there was no 2013 Perissos Viognier due to the series of late Spring frosts. So, you might ask, “better than what”. I first got the feeling that…

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Top Ten New VintageTexas Blogs of 2012

Top Ten New VintageTexas Blogs of 2012 Texas Wines Heading South? What Texans Can Learn From The Texas Grape Production and Variety Survey Newsom Vineyards Texas Grape Day 2012 Who’s Responsible for the National Sweet Red Wine Trend….Llano Estacado Winery? Lessons Learned for Local Wine Movements from Colorado and Texas:…

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Messina Hof Winery Harvesting: “More fun than I thought it would be!”

Messina Hof Winery Harvesting: “More fun than I thought it would be!” I was recently part of a limo-driven labor force on route from Houston to Bryan, Texas, to participate in this year’s harvesting of Black Spanish (Lenoir) grapes at Messina Hof Winery & Resort.  You may not recognize these…

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July 10th TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Share Your Texas Grape Harvest Stories and Pics

July 10th TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Share Your Texas Grape Harvest Stories and Pics  Denise Clark (@DeniseClarkeTX), Jeff Cope (@TXwineLover) and I (@VintageTexas) hope you can join us for the next TXwine Twitter Tuesday at 7 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. This month we’d like to share tales…

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Top Ten Texas Wines of 2011 from VintageTexas: Installment #2 – Next Five Wines

Top Ten Texas Wines of 2011 from VintageTexas: Installment #2 – Next Five Wines I’ve already given you my standard disclaimer and warning in Installment #1 for my top ten wines of 2011. Basically, these are my favorite wines from the lone star state that I tasted in 2011 (and…

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