Buffalo Gap W&F Summit: Guy Stout’s 2014 Tasting Spectacular

Buffalo Gap W&F Summit: Guy Stout’s Tasting Spectacular Yesterday morning at 10 am, we were presented with a 21 wine rapid fire tasting prepared and presented by Guy Stout, Certified Master Sommelier, Corporate Director of Beverage Education for The Glazer’s Family of Companies and the only self-proclaimed “Cowboy Sommelier” that I…

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Writers, Bloggers and Enthusiasts Get Ready for the 6th Annual Regional Wine Week – October 6-12, 2013

Writers, Bloggers and Enthusiasts Get Ready for the 6th Annual Regional Wine Week – October 6-12, 2013 Drink Local Wine will hold its sixth annual Regional Wine Week from October 6th to 12th, where wine writers, bloggers and enthusiasts share information about wine from lesser known wine regions throughout the…

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Pedernales Cellars: Texas Wine Riding a Wave of Success

Pedernales Cellars: Texas Wine Riding a Wave of Success On a damp hazy summer morning, I trekked out from our hill country cottage and was between Johnson City and Fredericksburg on a road that’s taken the moniker – The Wine Road. Like the now famous Route 29 going through the…

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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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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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Texas Watermelon Thump, Cheese Clump, Chef Smash & Damn Good Wine at William Chris Vineyard

Texas Watermelon Thump, Cheese Clump, Chef Smash & Damn Good Wine at William Chris Vineyard Last Saturday evening I felt like High Society (or I should say, Hye Society) when I showed up at William Chris Vineyards on the Route 290 Wine Road in Hye, Texas. Winery friends, Hill Country…

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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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A Brownfield Meet Up: A New Venture (Texas Custom Wine Works) Starts To Ferment

A Brownfield Meet Up: A New Venture (Texas Custom Wine Works) Starts To Ferment It all started one Friday morning this past May: a meet-up in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Brownfield, Texas, with Dusty Timmons.  At the time, he was the Extension Viticulture Advisor for Texas’s Western Region (our…

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Grand Local Tastes in Dallas’s Deep Ellum: Calais Winery

Grand Local Tastes in Dallas’s Deep Ellum: Calais Winery The visit yesterday to Calais Winery, the small-batch, local winery in Dallas’s Deep Ellum district, was to sign books (The Wineslinger Chronicles), but the stars of the day were shared with two grand tastes of Texas wines. Winemaker, Ben Calais, and…

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