Ravenswood Zinfandel and My Journey into Red Wine

Ravenswood Zinfandel and My Journey into Red Wine It sounds funny now, nearly thirty years later, but there was a time when I made trips to the northern California wine country and would bring back cases of Ravenswood Vinter’s Blend Zinfandel purchased from a supermarket. This wine could be bought for…

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Russ Kane VintageTexas on SommChat Wednesday 1/28 11AM CT – Discuss Texas Hill Country Wines & Wineries

Russ Kane VintageTexas on SommChat Wednesday 1/28 11AM CT – Discuss Texas Hill Country Wines & Wineries This January marks my 20th year since first finding out that Texas had a native (yet still infantile) wine industry and operating as a consumer, wine group director, wine writer and blogger. In…

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November 7-9: News Flash – Texas Hill Country Wineries on Instagram

November 7-9: News Flash – Texas Hill Country Wineries on Instagram This Thursday November 7th through Sunday November 9th, the Texas hill country wineries will be featured on Instagram. I have been selected to take the Instagram “baton” during my upcoming hill country trip and feature my cellphone photos that…

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The Binghams Acquire Pheasant Ridge Winery and Vineyard

The Binghams Acquire Pheasant Ridge Winery and Vineyard December 9, 2013 – Continuing its mission of providing exceptional quality products to Texans, Cliff Bingham, President of Bingham Family Cellars, LLC announced today that the company has completed its acquisition of Pheasant Ridge Winery and its vineyards. “We’re excited to welcome…

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Manifesto: Time for Texas Wineries to Ask Wine Consumers to Taste & Tweet #TXwine

Manifesto: Time for Texas Wineries to Ask Wine Consumers to Tastes & Tweet #TXwine A few weeks ago, I though about an idea about how to better utilize the Twitter to spread the word about Texas wines. Some wineries print their names on their corks. But, they also print all…

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1/4/13 Update: TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Join Us Jan. 8th for Texas Wine Bar Tweet-Ups

1/4/13 Update: TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Join Us Jan. 8th for Texas Wine Bar Tweet-Ups Austin’s Denise Clarke (@DeniseClarkeTX), Houston’s Russ Kane (@VintageTexas), and Jeff Cope (@TXWineLover) invite you to join the next TXwine Twitter Tuesday at 7 p.m. CST on January 8th. This month we will celebrate Texas wine bars,…

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TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Join Us Dec. 11th, Chat with Chef Josh Watkins on Texas Wine and Food Holiday Pairings

TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Join Us Dec. 11th, Chat with Chef Josh Watkins on Texas Wine and Food Holiday Pairings Happy Holidays everyone!  The holidays are always a fun, busy time of year – and shopping to find the right gift can sometimes be stressful. But there’s no reason to stress…

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TXwine Twitter Tuesday – Tempranillo Taste and Tweet Extravaganza (7pm Central Tomorrow 11/12/2012)

TXwine Twitter Tuesday – Tempranillo Taste and Tweet Extravaganza ( 7pm Central Tomorrow 11/12/2012) Well, get ready for the biggest TXwine Twitter Tuesday event of the year. Join us at 7 pm Central at the Tweetchat room set up for #TXwine (http://tweetchat.com/room/TXwine) to taste through a long list of Texas Tempranillos.…

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TAPAS Tempranillo Day 2012 – Tasting New World Tempranillos from Texas, California and Oregon

TAPAS Tempranillo Day 2012 – Tasting New World Tempranillos from Texas, California and Oregon According to TAPAS (Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society) it is officially Tempranillo Day – Thursday, November 8, 2012. I’m looking at and about to taste five Tempranillos. But, there are not from Rioja or even…

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September 11th TXwine Twitter Tuesday: TEXSOM and Muy Grande Tasting

September 11th TXwine Twitter Tuesday: TEXSOM and Muy Grande Tasting Denise Clarke (@DeniseClarkeTX), Jeff Cope (@TXwineLover) and I (@VintageTexas) invite you to join the next TXwine Twitter Tuesday at 7 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, September 11th. This month we will share good tales and tastes of Texas wine from…

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