Vintner’s Hideaway: This Should be Your Next Stop in Fredericksburg, Texas Wine Country

Vintner’s Hideaway: This Should be Your Next Stop in Fredericksburg, Texas Wine Country Recently, I was trying to link back up with Texas winemaker and consultant John Rivenburgh when I asked him where could I find his wines. John said, “Well, have you been to Vintner’s Hideaway in Fredericksbugh?” I…

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Becker Vineyards Double Gold Collection 2018

Becker Vineyards Double Gold Collection 2018 Earlier this year in my Texas Wine Month story that appeared in Dale Robertson’s column in the Houston Chronicle (Great Texas wines to try for Texas Wine Month – click here), I commented that Texas should be extremely proud of their Texas wine industry.…

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Cabernet Grill & Newsom Vineyards: An Interplay of Texas Wine and Food Magic

Cabernet Grill & Newsom Vineyards: An Interplay of Texas Wine and Food Magic On a recent road trip to the Texas Hill Country to attend the Wine Revolution Rosé Festival at the Horseshoe Bay Resort, my traveling partner Houston Chronicle Wine Columnist Dale Robertson and I scheduled a meet-up with…

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Periwinkle Foundation Provides A First-Hand View of Sommeliers’ Thirst for Competition

Thirst of Competition: Periwinkle Hosts Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting Event Iron Sommelier Presented by AUTOSOL® Returns to Houston on November 9 WHAT: Houston’s finest sommeliers will be put to the test at The Houstonian at 6 p.m this Thursday evening. Come and see it first-hand what interesting things…

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Savor North Texas: “Big Red” Wine Country and More

Savor North Texas: “Big Red” Wine Country and More “Things are really happenin’ up here in North Texas,” says Gabe Parker owner of Homestead Winery locations in Ivanhoe, Denison, and Grapevine. “This area’s gaining a reputation for being ‘Big Red Country’ with new vineyards and wineries going up left and right.”…

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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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Rosé All Day – A Twitter Hashtag and a Life Style Fitting of Texans

Rosé All Day – A Twitter Hashtag and a Life Style Fitting of Texans I recently attended the Texas Wine Revolution’s second annual festival held this year at Featherstone Ranch in Stonewall, Texas. After an early morning violent torrential rain (complete with lightning and hail), I wondered if there would…

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It’s “Rodeo Houston” Time Again and Time for Texas Wine, Too!

It’s “Rodeo Houston” Time Again and Time for Texas Wine, Too! A couple weeks ago, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was opened with flourish of Best Bites and Rodeo Uncorked Competition winning wines. It was a first rate gala with people both pouring and sipping in their finest Rodeo regalia.…

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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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Wine a l’Orange: 2015 Brennan Vineyards Cellar Select Viognier

Wine a l’Orange: 2015 Brennan Vineyards Cellar Select Viognier While it is possible to ferment a wine made from orange juice and infuse a wine with the juice of citrus (like Sangria), I hope that you realize that this story is NOT going to be about that kind of wine.…

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