Texas Wine Revolution Showcasing 100% Texas-Grown Rosé

Texas Wine Revolution Showcasing 100% Texas-Grown Rosé Texas Wine Revolution being held Sunday, July 10th is an inaugural festival, showcasing the beauty of Texas grown wines, specifically this year 100% Texas grown Rosé wines. Featuring up to 27 Texas wineries and winemakers and their Texas grown Rosé, the afternoon will include…

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Calais Winery: A Winemaker Tasting à la Cave

Calais Winery: A Winemaker Tasting à la Cave After my tasting this past weekend at Calais Winery, between Hye and Johnson City on Texas Highway 290, I believe that the transformation of Ben Calais’ winery from urban Dallas storefront to subterranean Texas hill country affair has made his fine wines even better. Not that his wines…

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Farewell Pierre: Memoriam to a “Good Enough Farmer” that Could Change Terroir to His Liking

Farewell Pierre: Memoriam to a “Good Enough Farmer” that Could Change Terroir to His Liking “Entering the winery at Kiepersol, I was dwarfed by a large room with shiny stainless steel tanks defining its perimeter. Across the room, I saw a tall man in a white shirt and jeans, topped…

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Standing at the Crossroads (Part II) – Adaptive Variety Selection and the Uncertain Role of Imidacloprids in the future of Southern Grape Culture

STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS (Part II) ADAPTIVE VARIETY SELECTION AND THE UNCERTAIN ROLE OF IMIDACLOPRIDS IN THE FUTURE OF SOUTHERN GRAPE CULTURE   By: R.L. Winters, Fairhaven Vineyards Master Horticulturist/Ampelographer Fairhaven American Hybrid Research Foundation [VT – Please welcome back VintageTexas guest blogger R.L. Winters in this three part blog on the…

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Bending Branch Winery: Where Bob and John Bring a “Dash of Flash” to the Wine Tasting: New Wine Releases

Bending Branch Winery: Where Bob and John Bring a “Dash of Flash” to the Wine Tasting: New Wine Releases After driving past the cool waters of the Guadalupe River and arriving at Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Bending Branch owner and winemaker Bob Young chauffeured us to the winery building.…

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A “Chardonnay-Year” for the Texas Hill Country & Pilot Knob and Robert Clay Vineyards

A “Chardonnay-Year” for the Texas Hill Country & Pilot Knob and Robert Clay Vineyards It was an early August day 2014, when I visited Dan McLaughlin’s Robert Clay Vineyard in Mason. I was directed by Dan to try a helping of the still remaining Chardonnay grapes in the vineyard. See…

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And the Survey Says….The Right Grapes for Texas Wine!

And the Survey Says….The Right Grapes for Texas Wine! I recently posed the following question to members of the Facebook Texas Wine Drinkers Group: What are the best red and white grapes for Texas? I further specified that my quest was to identify the grapes that liked to grow here,…

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Pedernales Cellars Vermentino and Viognier: Found on My Mediterranean Isle of Texas – Update

Pedernales Cellars Vermentino and Viognier: Found on My Mediterranean Isle of Texas – Update I recently sat down to taste two new white wines from the 2014 vintage, both from Pedernales Cellars. This winery has been long known for their Viognier and expectations were high. After all, Pedernales Cellars has…

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TM Wine Club by Texas Monthly – Focuses on REAL Texas Wines

TM Wine Club by Texas Monthly – Focuses on REAL Texas Wines It was announced this week that Texas Monthly is starting a new wine club. Details were provided on their website at: http://www.texasmonthly.com/promotions/TMwineclub According to this site, members will receive a regular supply of the world–class wines currently being…

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