Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country By now, most of you know October is Texas Wine Month. Well, it could have been no better time than this month for The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s (HLSR) Wine Sales and Events Committee (click…

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VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference

VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference I was perusing my recent issue of Food & Wine Magazine (November 2014), when I spotted F&W Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle’s article titled “The Great American Wine Challenge”. He talked about his wine tasting experiences in places like Arizona, Texas,…

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A Texas Winemaker with a New Mission and Wine: Brock Estes, DANK, Johnny Rojo, a starter wine without training wheels!

A Texas Winemaker with a New Mission and Wine: Brock Estes, DANK, Johnny Rojo, a starter wine without training wheels! If you don’t know Brock Estes, it might be hard for you to make a sentence with these three words in it: Fly Gap, Dank and wine. But, if you…

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The Sip – Season One Shows Its Time to Go Texan or Go Thirsty

The Sip – Season One Shows Its Time to Go Texan or Go Thirsty I exited the bright afternoon Austin street scene through a ruddy red door under a black awning. Not much else other than the 306A address on the door told me I was in the right place.…

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Malbec World Day: Some Great Texas Malbecs, too!

Malbec World Day: Some Great Texas Malbecs, too! I must admit to being behind the curve. I didn’t acknowledging the worldwide celebration of Malbec wines (Malbec World Day) held on April 17th. I really have no excuse; but I’d like caught up on this. I’m a great fan of wines…

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Dirk’s Vodka: The Spirit of Texas and Kiepersol – Going Against the Grain

Dirk’s Vodka: The Spirit of Texas and Kiepersol – Going Against the Grain When I’ve had too many harvested Meyer lemons, I’ve made juice (frozen in cubes for later use). When I’ve had too many farm eggs, I’ve made frittata. But, what did Kiepersol Estate winemaker Marnelle Durrett and her…

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Join the Whole Foods Market Twitter Tasting: Spring is the Time for Italian Food & Wine

Join the Whole Foods Market Twitter Tasting: Spring is the Time for Italian Food & Wine There is no better time than Spring to treat your taste buds to a trip across Italy. The air is clear and fresh, and the heat and humidity of summer have not yet arrived,…

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Twitter Tasting of Top Texas Wines of 2013

Twitter Tasting of Top Texas Wines of 2013 (Tues. Dec. 17 7-8 pm) Next Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 7-8 p.m., Jessica Dupuy and Denise Clarke will lead a Twitter Tasting with Jessica’s selections of Texas Monthly’s Top Texas Wines of 2013.  You are invited to join them, other Texas wine…

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Winners of the 2013 Austin Country Fair Wine Show Judging

Winners of the 2013 Austin Country Fair Wine Show Judging On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the Austin County Fair held their 2013 Non-commercial Wine Show and Judging at the Austin County Fairgrounds – Turnverein Building, in Bellville, Texas. The event was coordinated by the Austin County Grape Growers Committee. In…

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Russ Kane, The Texas Wineslinger, at Kiepersol Estate Harvest Festival Scholar’s Tent – Tomorrow Sat. October 19th

  Russ Kane, The Texas Wineslinger, at Kiepersol Estate Harvest Festival Scholar’s Tent – Tomorrow Sat. October 19th Kiepersol’s 2013 Harvest Festival & Grape Stomp celebrates October as Texas Wine Month with a family event at the heart of their East Texas vineyard near Tyler, Texas. Adult activities include: Scholars…

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