Congratulations to the Texas Appellation Winning Wines from the 2011 San Antonio Wine Competition

Congratulations to the Texas Appellation Winning Wines from the 2011 San Antonio Wine Competition Organizers are calling this year’s wine competition “A Spirited Event”.  The goal of this competition is to identify the finest wines ranging from various regions and inform the public of the notable wineries and their products. The…

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GCC Enology Outreach — Monday, February 21, Mediterranean Varietals and Wine Styles for Texas @ Messina Hof Winery & Resort

GCC Enology Outreach — Monday, February 21, Mediterranean Varietals and Wine Styles for Texas @ Messina Hof Winery & Resort If your a Texas grape grower, winemakers or even a consumer here in the Lone Star state, you need to ask yourself some serious questions: –What is a Mediterranean grape…

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Texas Gulf Coast Vineyard Tour: What Grapes are Those, Ed? They’re our Favorites!

Texas Gulf Coast Vineyard Tour: What Grapes are Those, Ed? They’re our Favorites! This past Thursday, the air was clear and dry and the high sun gave its brightness and warmth to the winter afternoon as I made my way west. My destination was Austin County; Cat Spring, Texas to…

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It’s Sweet! Valentine’s Day in Texas Wine Country

It’s Sweet! Valentine’s Day in Texas Wine Country Valentine 3- Course Lunches • Feb 11-13 Flat Creek Estate – All February – Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11am-4pm $49/Person Bring your special someone to Flat Creek Estate for a relaxing day at the vineyard. Enjoy a stroll through the vineyard and then…

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A Story Behind A First-of-a-Kind Competition: The Edible Texas Wine and Food Pairing Competition

A Story Behind A First-of-a-Kind Competition: The Edible Texas Wine and Food Pairing Competition …and Recent Announcements from Competition Headquarters I remember exchanging comments with Chef and cookbook author Terry Thompson-Anderson about the need to build a stronger bond between Texas wine and the Texas cuisine it often accompanies. I…

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Rodeo Austin “Off the Vine” Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Features 16 Texas Wineries

Rodeo Austin “Off the Vine” Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Features 16 Texas Wineries Mark your calendar for “Off the Vine” Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, Saturday, February 26, 2011 at The OASIS Starlight Room with friends and fellow wine aficionados from Rodeo Austin. There will be an evening of wine samplings,…

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On the Gulf Coast Wine Trail…Blanc Du Bois Vertical/Horizontal Tasting

On the Gulf Coast Wine Trail…Blanc Du Bois Vertical/Horizontal Tasting. Or, Better Tasting Through Chemistry I hit the road again after receiving an invitation from Jerry Watson of Watson Vineyards in Cat Spring, Texas. Jerry said that some of his fellow Texas Gulf Coast grape growers pooled their chemical orders…

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Wine Consuming Texans, I Ask You…Will Texas Cut Off its Nose to Spite its Face?

Wine Consuming Texans, I Ask You…Will Texas Cut Off its Nose to Spite its Face? In the most recent issue of TWGGA Legislative News – January 31, 2011, Dacota Haselwood, Chief Governmental Affairs Officer, led with  the following headline: “State Budget Affects Wine & Grape Industry Development Funds”. After reading…

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What I’m Drinking Tonight: Ramos Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2005

What I’m Drinking Tonight: Ramos Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2005 Nearly two years ago, I had just previously started the VintageTexas blog and wrote the following: “North Texas Road Trip – Entry 2; San Martino Winery….. I’m back on the road heading from Tyler Texas northwest to Rockwall on the…

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