Terroir: A “Land – Man” Conjunction

Terroir: A “Land – Man” Conjunction Earlier this year, I visited the Texas High Plains to observe the grape harvest. As I chronicled my trip and experience on this blog, I had an intimate awareness of what wine writers and even more French viticulteurs describe as “terroir”. In a search…

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Five New Year’s Wine Resolutions for 2009

  Five New Year’s Wine Resolutions for 2009 1. Drink Well, Drink Local In 2008, I blogged about “Food/Drink Miles” as applied to wine selection. In 2009, I reconfirm that I will drink well, but drink more locally produced wine. This action may help to reduce my wine cooler’s carbon…

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Sparkling Wine: A Well Deserved Texas Treat! – Part 2

Sparkling Wine: A Well Deserved Texas Treat! – Part 2 Sparkling Wine Lexicon A few terms helpful in understanding, purchasing and enjoying sparkling wines: Cava – Sparkling wines made by Champagne method from the Penedes region of Spain. Grape varieties include local Xarello, Macabeo, and Parellada; sometimes Chardonnay. Champagne –…

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Texas Black Spanish – The Grape Otherwise Known as Lenoir

Texas Black Spanish – The Grape Otherwise Known as Lenoir: Regional Character, International Reputation :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Update: For a Video on Texas Black Spanish wines, go to: http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=852 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: My recent Hill Country Holiday Wine Tour was an opportunity to taste a great variety of Texas wines – Classic varietals of Cabernet…

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The Wine Society of Texas Announces Scholarship Grant Program

The Wine Society of Texas Announces Scholarship Grant Program The WST will provide up to $4,000 in assistance for the education, internship or field study, and appreciation of wine On Wednesday, October 1, 2008, The Wine Society of Texas (WST), a 501c3 non-profit educational organization, in conjunction with the annual…

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