Part 2 – 2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List

2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List (Part 2) Well, I think that we’re about half way through my list. Memories keep popping-up and neurons flashing in my brain that keep reminding me of the wonderful Texas wine experiences that I’ve had this year. This has also…

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Part 1 – 2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List

2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List (Part 1) As in previous years, if you recall, the year finishes with lists of “Best Texas Wines” and then the discussion starts about why everyone’s favorite wine was not on the list, and how deficient the “best wine” process…

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Need Some Muscrat Love? It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery

Need Some Muscrat Love?  It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery I like this Kerrville Hills Muscrat Love wine for several reasons. The first reason is because at the first public wine tasting that I think that ever did (in Old Town Spring, TX, in the mid-to-late 1990s) I included a sweet…

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Tonight 7 pm – Join Us for International Tempranillo Day Twitter Tasting

Tonight 7 pm – Join Us for International Tempranillo Day Twitter Tasting Well, wake up and get out of bed! It’s International Tempranillo Day! People around the world rejoice. Tempranillo (the national red grape of Spain) is also finding a new second home…Texas. Texas (with its arid hilly wine country,…

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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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Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait

Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait We met in Mason on a Saturday in September not really knowing much more than what Alphonse Dotson told me over the phone earlier in the week. He said, “Russ, my brother, I’ve got something for you to taste. It’s something red…

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Llano Estacado Winery’s Best Wines Keep Coming: Viviano and 1836

Llano Estacado Winery’s Best Wines Keep Coming: Viviano and 1836 While many of the recent accolades for the Texas wine industry have come from relative newcomers with boutique wineries, it’s good to see that long established Texas wineries continue to define quality and character of some of Texas’s finest wines…

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Brennan Vineyards: It’s OK to Taste in the Library!

Last Saturday, I made the run up to Comanche from Fredericksburg to participate in Brennan Vineyards premier Library Tasting. In the middle of the Labor Day weekend, the traffic was light, the air humid and clouds well formed above. Pat Brennan, welcomed the group and acknowledged his winery’s 10 years…

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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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Perissos Vineyards and Winery: Harvest Visit

Perissos Vineyards and Winery: Harvest Visit It was back in 2010 when I first trekked out to Perissos Vineyards (in the Texas hill country near Burnet, TX) to visit Seth Martin, then a new face on the Texas hill country wine trail, not knowing much more than he worked with…

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