Russ Kane VintageTexas on SommChat Wednesday 1/28 11AM CT – Discuss Texas Hill Country Wines & Wineries

Russ Kane VintageTexas on SommChat Wednesday 1/28 11AM CT – Discuss Texas Hill Country Wines & Wineries This January marks my 20th year since first finding out that Texas had a native (yet still infantile) wine industry and operating as a consumer, wine group director, wine writer and blogger. In…

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November 2014 #TXwine Twitter Thursday – Tempranillo Day Event

November 2014 #TXwine Twitter Thursday – Tempranillo Day Event Writer, blogger and food/wine commentator, Andrew Chalk at www.cravedfw.com has put Texas Tempranillos to the test (click here). For consumers, he recommends “Consider a Texas Tempranillo with your next steak, lamb or barbecue. Also, on day trips, consider visiting some producers…

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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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Why Did the Texas Hill Country Make Wine Enthusiast’s Top 10 Wine Destinations List? A Wine Conversation on KUHF

Why Did the Texas Hill Country Make Wine Enthusiast’s Top 10 Wine Destinations List? A Wine Conversation on KUHF As you may know by now, Texas is the 5th largest wine producing state and 7th in production in wine grapes. But, what made the Texas Hill Country worthy of being…

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Texsom 2012 Kick Off: It’s Got It All

Texsom 2012 Kick Off: It’s Got It All People started arriving for Texsom (The Texas Sommelier Conference) in Dallas yesterday evening. The air was hot, dry and still. But, as the morning session started the wines were cool, wet and refreshing and attendees at Texsom were getting their last charge…

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Messina Hof Winery Harvesting: “More fun than I thought it would be!”

Messina Hof Winery Harvesting: “More fun than I thought it would be!” I was recently part of a limo-driven labor force on route from Houston to Bryan, Texas, to participate in this year’s harvesting of Black Spanish (Lenoir) grapes at Messina Hof Winery & Resort.  You may not recognize these…

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Manifesto: To Texas Bloggers…Together We Are A Community

Manifesto: To Texas Bloggers…Together We Are A Community Before I posted my comment to Jeff Cope’s near philosophic question (Wine Bloggers – Are We in a Competition?), I found the question he posed to be something akin to Bill Cosby’s comedic line…“why is there air?”. However, the more I thought…

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July 10th TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Share Your Texas Grape Harvest Stories and Pics

July 10th TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Share Your Texas Grape Harvest Stories and Pics  Denise Clark (@DeniseClarkeTX), Jeff Cope (@TXwineLover) and I (@VintageTexas) hope you can join us for the next TXwine Twitter Tuesday at 7 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. This month we’d like to share tales…

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Texsom 2012 “Be There or Be Square”: August 11-13, 2012

Texsom 2012  “Be There or Be Square”: August 11-13, 2012 You may remember the line “Be there, or be square” from The Wiz, the modern-day version of the Wizard of Oz. Well, this line could not be more appropriate for the up coming Texas Sommelier Conference – TEXSOM 2012. It…

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June 5th TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Share Your Favorite Texas Winery Stories & Pics

June 5th TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Share Your Favorite Texas Winery Stories & Pics Denise Fraser Clarke (@DeniseFraser), Jeff Cope (@TXwineLover) and I (@VintageTexas) hope you can join us for the next TXwine Twitter Tuesday at 7 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, June 5th. This month we’d like you to share…

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