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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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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My Kindred Wine-Spirit in Tokyo

My Kindred Wine-Spirit in Tokyo As you may have seen in my previous blog posting, I had the opportunity to celebrate the arrival of the 2008 Beaujolais Nouveau earlier this month in Tokyo. See: http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=186. Little did I realize that I would find my kindred spirit there, too, in the…

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2008 Texas Grape Camp Report: Day 1

 2008 Texas Grape Camp Report: Day 1 – New Grower Sessions The parking lot was packed as was the meeting room at the Fredericksburg Inn that housed the Texas Wine and Grape Growers (TWGGA) Grape Camp. About 200 people attended this year’s new growers sessions. I met people from Texas…

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