Texas Wine Month 2018 is Over… But, Oh What a Great Month it Was!

Texas Wine Month 2018 is Over… But, Oh What a Great Month it Was! Annually, October is Texas Wine Month, the month when we sip, savor and celebrate our wonderful, fifth-largest-in-the-USA wine industry. Well, it’s now November and Texas Wine Month is over, but from my vantage point in Houston,…

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Saint Tryphon Farm and Vineyards: Texas Wines on the Wild Side

Saint Tryphon Farm and Vineyards: Texas Wines on the Wild Side It is no doubt that, no matter what wine region you are in, “natural wines” are the rage these days, Say the words “natural wines” and “Texas” in the same sentence and anyone that has been in or around…

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Fall Creek Vineyards 2017 Release Tasting: Texas IS Big… And, Can Grow Lots of Grape Varieties!

Fall Creek Vineyards 2017 Release Tasting: Texas IS Big… And, Can Grow Lots of Grape Varieties! Most people know it is a not an understatement when they say, “Texas is a BIG place.” In fact, in wine terms, Texas is actually larger than the whole country of France. However, many…

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Houston, Grab Yourself a Taste of Texas… Texas Fine Wine That Is!

Houston, Grab Yourself a Taste of Texas… Texas Fine Wine That Is! It’s Texas Wine Month and time to celebrate by grabbing a glass of Texas red, white or rosé. I know just the place. On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Liz Palmer’s Texas Wine School will be featuring a Taste…

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Messina Hof Winery 40th Anniversary Honored with Special Wines & Cuvée

Messina Hof Winery 40th Anniversary Honored with Special Wines & Cuvée Paul V. and Merrill Bonarrigo’s paired vision for starting a winery came about slowly and, after some encouragement. It led to the planting of a small vineyard in 1977. The event that really got this project going occurred through…

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Bar Z Winery: Mellow and Mature… These are Monty’s Wines

Bar Z Winery: Mellow and Mature… These are Monty’s Wines If you are not familiar Monty Dixon’s Bar Z Winery in Canyon, Texas, I recommend highly recommend a visit – via an extended road trip, an intermediate stop on a cross-country adventure, or a short hop on your private plane.…

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Newsom Vineyards Grape Day (and The Light at the End of the Vineyard)

Newsom Vineyards Grape Day (and The Light at the End of the Vineyard) Not too long ago, I received a call from long-time winegrower Neal Newsom asking if I was going to make it to his Newsom Grape Day event in Plains, Texas, located southwest of Lubbock and about 14 miles…

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Texas Wine Revolution: Like Your Texas Wine Hot and Pink?

Texas Wine Revolution this Sunday: Like Your Texas Wine Hot and Pink? According to the Wine Enthusiast, consumers the world over have finally caught on to Rosé – they are not only pink but HOT with consumers. Consumption of premium dry rosé is growing rapidly, led by the wines of Provence.…

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Texas Frontier News: Texas Mustang Grape Wine Judged Excellent!

Texas Frontier News: Texas Mustang Grape Wine Judged Excellent! An article in the Galveston Daily News from October 25, 1868, on the front page no less, caused me to ask the question: In the 1860s, what characteristics must a locally produced Texas wine, and especially a local Texas native Mustang…

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Newsom Vineyards Inception: A Legacy Conquers Despair

Newsom Vineyards Inception: A Legacy Conquers Despair A little over a year ago, I attended a dinner at Llano Estacado Winery‘s new tasting room and events center in Lubbock. In a long list of truly excellent Llano wines, one stands out in my mind today. It was the Newsom Vineyards 2013…

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