Periwinkle Hosts Houston’s Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting

Periwinkle Hosts Houston’s Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting Iron Sommelier… Presented by AutoSol® Returns on October 20th, 2016  VT – What more could you want:  a good cause, good wine/food pairings, a challenge and competition among some of Houston’s best and most creative sommeliers? It’s all in one at…

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“Ron Yates” New Winery: A Place “Where I get to play around and have some fun”

“Ron Yates” Wines New Winery: A Place “Where I get to play around and have some fun” VT – Please note that right after posting this blog, I was contacted by the PR force working for Yates Wines and was notified that the Ron Yates’s winery called “Yates Wines” was changing its…

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Sommelier Rachel DelRocco Goes from Teahouse to Texsom Champ (Parts 1 & 2)

Sommelier Rachel DelRocco Goes from Teahouse to Texsom Champ (Parts 1 & 2) This post includes Part 1 that was recently published on Edible Houston’s blog (click here) written by Russ Kane, VintageTexas.com, wine writer, author and naturalist. Part 2 at the bottom of this blog provides more on Sommelier Rachel…

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Texas Wine Industry Veterans Open the New Yates Winery in Hye, TX

Texas Wine Industry Veterans Open the New Yates Winery in Hye, TX The owners of Spicewood Vineyards are set opened Yates, Texas’s newest premium winery in Hye, Texas in September, 2016. Building on the experience of making award-winning wines at Spicewood Vineyards, the Yates team is eager to expand its…

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Loirefest: Houston’s David Keck at his Best

Loirefest: Houston’s David Keck at his Best In the Houston wine community (those of you in wholesale and retail, the restaurant trade, and lets not forget the groupies of writers and consumers), we are blessed having David Keck MS among us. Who is he, you ask? If you don’t know,…

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Newsom Vineyards at Comfort: It’s Always Been the Plan

Newsom Vineyards at Comfort: It’s Always Been the Plan A few weeks ago, I linked up on social media with Nolan Newsom, son of Texas winegrowing legends Neal and Janice Newsom of Newsom Vineyards in Plains, Texas. Nolan and I agreed to meet for breakfast in  Comfort on my next trip to…

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Calais Winery: A Winemaker Tasting à la Cave

Calais Winery: A Winemaker Tasting à la Cave After my tasting this past weekend at Calais Winery, between Hye and Johnson City on Texas Highway 290, I believe that the transformation of Ben Calais’ winery from urban Dallas storefront to subterranean Texas hill country affair has made his fine wines even better. Not that his wines…

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Tonight’s the Night: Dinner with Pheasant Ridge at Harrigan’s

Tonight’s the Night: Dinner with Pheasant Ridge at Harrigan’s May 29th, 2016 at 6 pm After many years, Bobby Cox the man and Bobby Cox “the brand” with his Pheasant Ridge Winery is back. He is celebrating the occasion with a wine dinner at Harrigan’s in Lubbock Texas – 3801 50th St…

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Blanc Du Bois: Texas Grown – Gulf Coast and Now Beyond

Blanc Du Bois: Texas Grown – Gulf Coast and Now Beyond Excerpt from Edible Houston Celebration May/June 2016 Issue story: Blanc Du Bois: Texas Grown – by Russ Kane of VintageTexas. Copies of this issue are available at local newsstands, sponsor locations, and by subscription on the Edible Houston website…

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2016 Texas Black Spanish/Lenoir Symposium: Taming the Beast…

2016 Texas Black Spanish/Lenoir Symposium: Taming the Beast… According to Cat Spring grape grower and a symposium organizer Jerry Watson, “Black Spanish has made world class Port for a long time and we can now add Madeira to that, as well.  What has been missing is a everyday table wine with…

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