Texas Wine School Offers First-Of-Its-Kind Texas Wine Authority Course

Texas Wine School Offers First-Of-Its-Kind Texas Wine Authority Course This course will meet in three classes, 3 hours each on consecutive Wednesday evenings (January 13/20/27, 2016), 6:30 – 9:30 pm each day at Houston’s Texas Wine School. Course instructor: Dr. Russell D. Kane (Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger) of VintageTexas.   Course Summary Texas Wine Authority…

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Standing at the Crossroads (Part III – What you can do) – Adaptive Variety Selection and the Uncertain Role of Imidacloprids in the future of Southern Grape Culture

Standing at the Crossroads (Part III – What you can do) – Adaptive Variety Selection and the Uncertain Role of Imidacloprids in the future of Southern Grape Culture By: R.L. Winters, Fairhaven Vineyards Master Horticulturist/Ampelographer Fairhaven American Hybrid Research Foundation [VT – Please welcome back VintageTexas guest blogger R.L. Winters…

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WST Provides $7,000 in Wine/Grape Scholarships for Texans in 2015

The Wine Society of Texas Announces Scholarship Grant Program Awards totaling $7,000 for assistance in wine and winery education, internship or field study in Texas, and research work as it pertains to grape growing. The Wine Society of Texas (WST), a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization, announced that it is awarding…

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Standing at the Crossroads (Part II) – Adaptive Variety Selection and the Uncertain Role of Imidacloprids in the future of Southern Grape Culture

STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS (Part II) ADAPTIVE VARIETY SELECTION AND THE UNCERTAIN ROLE OF IMIDACLOPRIDS IN THE FUTURE OF SOUTHERN GRAPE CULTURE   By: R.L. Winters, Fairhaven Vineyards Master Horticulturist/Ampelographer Fairhaven American Hybrid Research Foundation [VT – Please welcome back VintageTexas guest blogger R.L. Winters in this three part blog on the…

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It’s A Fine Wine Harvest in Texas This Year – Could be the Biggest!

It’s A Fine Wine Harvest in Texas This Year – Could be the Biggest! Early in the year, I kept getting inquiries from friends and associates in the wine business asking about the impact of the rainy spring weather in the Texas hill country. I’d just say, “So far, what I’m…

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Kuhlman Cellars: For Love of Vina Vita and the Re-creation of a First Kiss

Kuhlman Cellars: For Love of Vina Vita and the Re-creation of a First Kiss On a busy Fall afternoon, while rushing back to my cottage on the hill at the end of a long drive, I was encouraged by Jennifer Beckmann to stop by the newly opened Kuhlman Cellars. After stopping-in to…

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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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Sneak Peek of Messina Hof Winery 2015 at Vic & Anthony’s

Sneak Peek of Messina Hof Winery 2015 at Vic & Anthony’s Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo, the seventh generation winemaker in the Bonarrigo family, addressed the assemblage at Vic & Anthony’s Steak House in Houston to taste and savor the wines from Messina Hof Winery and Resort. With Paul Mitchell were his family:…

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TX Locations Wine: A worthy wine as big as the state it represents

TX Locations Wine: A worthy wine as big as the state it represents Dave Phinney’s idea is simple, complicated and a great deal of fun, all rolled into one. As you can see below harvested from the Locations Wine website: The Simple: Make the best possible wine from a given…

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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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