Sadly, we have to say goodbye to a Grand Lady of Texas Wine: Bunny Becker

Sadly, we have to say goodbye to a Grand Lady of Texas Wine: Bunny Becker Mary Clementine Ellison “Bunny” Becker with her husband Dr. Richard Becker were both life partners and partners in one of Texas’s most respected wineries, Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas. In a past issue of the…

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Tasting America’s Best Vineyard: To Kalon

Tasting America’s Best Vineyard: To Kalon What did Robert Mondavi see in “To Kalon” many years ago? On paper, To Kalon can be described as follows: In 1868, H. W. Crabb planted a vineyard nearby the Napa River that he named To Kalon – loosely translated from Greek as most beautiful,…

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Revitalized Stonewall (Texas Wine Country) Motor Lodge to Open on Hwy 290 Wine Trail This Spring

Revitalized Stonewall (Texas Wine Country) Motor Lodge to Open on Hwy 290 Wine Trail This Spring Originally built in 1964 to house the US Secret Service and Press Corp when Lyndon B Johnson became President, Stonewall Motor Lodge, formerly Stonewall Motel, is undergoing exciting renovations by 9Locals Investments to become…

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Messina Hof Winery 40th Anniversary Honored with Special Wines & Cuvée

Messina Hof Winery 40th Anniversary Honored with Special Wines & Cuvée Paul V. and Merrill Bonarrigo’s paired vision for starting a winery came about slowly and, after some encouragement. It led to the planting of a small vineyard in 1977. The event that really got this project going occurred through…

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Video – Texas Native Grapes: Characteristics, History and Their International Significance

Video – Texas Native Grapes: Characteristics, History and Their International Significance A presentation by Dr. Russell D. Kane, VintageTexas at the Native Plant Society of Texas, Houston Chapter February Meeting It is said that Texas is home to more varieties of native grapes than any other state. Dr. Kane’s presentation…

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Find the Best Texas Wines – Sign Up for the Specialist of Texas Wine Level 1 Class

Find the Best Texas Wines – Sign Up for the Specialist of Texas Wine Level 1 Class What: Specialist of Texas Wine – Certification Level 1 Class. This Class is offered as part of the Texas Wine Schools regional wine specialists classes (United States). Click here for registration. Where: The Texas…

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Wine a l’Orange: 2015 Brennan Vineyards Cellar Select Viognier

Wine a l’Orange: 2015 Brennan Vineyards Cellar Select Viognier While it is possible to ferment a wine made from orange juice and infuse a wine with the juice of citrus (like Sangria), I hope that you realize that this story is NOT going to be about that kind of wine.…

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Texas Hill Country Wineries – Video Interview

Texas Hill Country Wineries – Video Interview Check out this video interview I did with John DeMers, Fischer & Wieser’s Texas Food and Wine Ambassador. As illustrated in his book, Russ Kane – aka Texas Wineslinger – says the Texas Hill Country wineries have roots as old as any around.…

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Tonight’s the Night: Dinner with Pheasant Ridge at Harrigan’s

Tonight’s the Night: Dinner with Pheasant Ridge at Harrigan’s May 29th, 2016 at 6 pm After many years, Bobby Cox the man and Bobby Cox “the brand” with his Pheasant Ridge Winery is back. He is celebrating the occasion with a wine dinner at Harrigan’s in Lubbock Texas – 3801 50th St…

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News Flash: Black Spanish is Cabernet Franc x Vitis Aestivalis

News Flash: Black Spanish is Cabernet Franc x Vitis Aestivalis Previously, I blogged on the Black Spanish/Lenior Symposium being held today in Cat Spring, Texas. In response to this blog post, I received this very interesting email from Dr. Jerry Rodrigues who I believe is now a resident of South Africa:…

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