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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Periwinkle Foundation’s Sommelier Competition – A View, Up Close and Personal

Periwinkle Foundation’s Iron Sommelier Competition – A View, Up Close and Personal This was my third time to attend the Periwinkle Foundation Autosol early-November Iron Sommelier Competition held at the Houstonian Hotel. Despite my third take on this competition, it was still fascinating to witness the knowledge and focus of each sommelier’s…

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Saint Tryphon Farm and Vineyards: Texas Wines on the Wild Side

Saint Tryphon Farm and Vineyards: Texas Wines on the Wild Side It is no doubt that, no matter what wine region you are in, “natural wines” are the rage these days, Say the words “natural wines” and “Texas” in the same sentence and anyone that has been in or around…

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Ravenswood Zinfandel and My Journey into Red Wine

Ravenswood Zinfandel and My Journey into Red Wine It sounds funny now, nearly thirty years later, but there was a time when I made trips to the northern California wine country and would bring back cases of Ravenswood Vinter’s Blend Zinfandel purchased from a supermarket. This wine could be bought for…

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Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist: June 4-5, 2018 in Comfort, Texas

Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist: June 4-5, 2018 in Comfort Texas Dr. Russ Kane, aka Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger, will hold this Texas Wine Certification class at Bending Branch Winery’s “Branch on High” Tasting Room in Comfort, Texas.  Specialist of Texas Wine Class: Level 1 — Monday &…

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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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Houston, Grab Yourself a Taste of Texas… Texas Fine Wine That Is!

Houston, Grab Yourself a Taste of Texas… Texas Fine Wine That Is! It’s Texas Wine Month and time to celebrate by grabbing a glass of Texas red, white or rosé. I know just the place. On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Liz Palmer’s Texas Wine School will be featuring a Taste…

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VintageTweets: William Chris Malbec Rosé 2016 – Reading Labels

VintageTweets: William Chris Malbec Rosé 2016 – Reading Labels A lot can be conveyed in 140 characters, but even more can be lost. This recent pour was a delight: William Chris Vineyards Malbec Rosé 2016 that contained fresh, crisp and invigorating fruit characteristics of tart cherry, strawberry highlighted with white pepper…

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Messina Hof Winery 40th Anniversary Honored with Special Wines & Cuvée

Messina Hof Winery 40th Anniversary Honored with Special Wines & Cuvée Paul V. and Merrill Bonarrigo’s paired vision for starting a winery came about slowly and, after some encouragement. It led to the planting of a small vineyard in 1977. The event that really got this project going occurred through…

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Bar Z Winery: Mellow and Mature… These are Monty’s Wines

Bar Z Winery: Mellow and Mature… These are Monty’s Wines If you are not familiar Monty Dixon’s Bar Z Winery in Canyon, Texas, I recommend highly recommend a visit – via an extended road trip, an intermediate stop on a cross-country adventure, or a short hop on your private plane.…

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