A Great Texas Grape Harvest Year from Texas Fine Wines

A Great Texas Grape Harvest Year from Texas Fine Wines In a recent blog, I posted comments and photos from several of the Texas Fine Wine winemakers and winery owners about their trials and tribulations during this year’s wine grape harvest season. Well, this year’s grand harvest is now coming…

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New Tasting Room at William Chris Vineyards: You’ll Love this Place

New Tasting Room at William Chris Vineyards: You’ll Love this Place Photographs by James Skogsberg After visiting the new tasting room ad welcome center at William Chris Vineyards, I found it almost overwhelming. It is a great facility and the tasting of their wines was fantastic, starting with the William…

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Update on the 2019 Texas Wine Grape Harvest 

Update on the 2019 Texas Wine Grape Harvest  Harvest updates from the Texas FineWine Group (Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars, and Spicewood Vineyards) are given below. Most of this information pertains to the Texas Hill Country harvest, but I must admit… it’s looking pretty good…

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Stop Thief! Barrel Tasting at Ron Yates Wines

Stop Thief! Barrel Tasting at Ron Yates Wines Unfortunately, I missed the 2019 Ron Yates Barrel Experience where participants sampled Ron Yates 2018 Merlot made from grapes harvested in John Freisen’s Vineyard in Loop, Texas. The aim was to taste wine made from the same grapes aged in a variety…

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A Cowboy Walked into Los Pinos Vineyards Tasting Room – A Fredericksburg Tasting

A Cowboy Walked into Los Pinos Vineyards Tasting Room – A Fredericksburg Tasting The way the story goes… A cowboy walked into the tasting room at Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards in Pittsburg, Texas, with a parrot on his shoulder. The tasting room manager asked, “Where did you get him?” The parrot…

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Wedding Oak Winery: New Wines & Digs in Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country

Wedding Oak Winery: New Wines & Digs in Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country It was our first trip to Fredericksburg since the warm summer weather settled in. However, there was a breeze and the wine was flowing in the shade of the front porch of Wedding Oak Winery’s new…

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Becker Vineyards Double Gold Collection 2018

Becker Vineyards Double Gold Collection 2018 Earlier this year in my Texas Wine Month story that appeared in Dale Robertson’s column in the Houston Chronicle (Great Texas wines to try for Texas Wine Month – click here), I commented that Texas should be extremely proud of their Texas wine industry.…

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Cabernet Grill & Newsom Vineyards: An Interplay of Texas Wine and Food Magic

Cabernet Grill & Newsom Vineyards: An Interplay of Texas Wine and Food Magic On a recent road trip to the Texas Hill Country to attend the Wine Revolution Rosé Festival at the Horseshoe Bay Resort, my traveling partner Houston Chronicle Wine Columnist Dale Robertson and I scheduled a meet-up with…

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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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The Incredible “Flash” Machine: Dr. Bob Makes the Case for Better Texas Wine with Flash Détente

The Incredible “Flash” Machine: Dr. Bob Makes the Case for Better Texas Wine with Flash Détente Newsom Grape Day always brings out something new or of timely interesting. This year’s Grape Day, held in the Newsom Vineyards “Barnery” in late-April, did not disappoint. While Bob Young, owner of Bending Branch…

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