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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Divine (and Gold Medal Winning) Wines of Eden Hill Vineyard

Divine (and Gold Medal Winning) Wines of Eden Hill Vineyard Every now and then, I taste a wine and makes me realize why I spend so much time tasting Texas wines. In this case, there were two: Eden Hill Vineyard 2013 Roussanne (Oswald Vineyard) and their 2013 Divine White. Both…

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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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2014 Newsom Grape Day & Tempranillo Symposium: Five Things I Learned About Texas Wine

Newsom Grape Day & Tempranillo Symposium: Five Things I Leaned About Texas Wine Last Friday was the annual gathering of grape growers and winemakers from around the state in Neal Newsom’s “Barn-atorium” surrounded by his Newsom family vineyards near Plains, Texas. The big white metal structure was filled nearly to…

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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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Buffalo Gap W&F Summit: Guy Stout’s 2014 Tasting Spectacular

Buffalo Gap W&F Summit: Guy Stout’s Tasting Spectacular Yesterday morning at 10 am, we were presented with a 21 wine rapid fire tasting prepared and presented by Guy Stout, Certified Master Sommelier, Corporate Director of Beverage Education for The Glazer’s Family of Companies and the only self-proclaimed “Cowboy Sommelier” that I…

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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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Texas & Beyond: Texas Wines Are Having a Break-Out Year

Texas & Beyond: Texas Wines Are Having a Break-Out Year TXwinelover.com recently tabulated the Texas wine winners from the recently held Texsom – Dallas Morning News International Wine Competition in held in Dallas in January (click here). There were eleven Texas appellation gold medal wines and NOT ONE was made…

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Make your voice Heard: Deadline Nears for 2nd Round Comments on GoTexan Wine Rules

Make your voice Heard: Deadline Nears for 2nd Round Comments on GoTexan Wine Rules …Texas consumers need honest labeling. Texas grape growers deserve support from Texas wineries. New GoTexan rules and an end to For Sale in Texas Only with help on both counts. I don’t want to beat this…

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