Texas Wines Outshine Other States at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Texas Wines Outshine Other States at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Great news for the Texas wine industry!  This year, Texas topped all states except for California with “Best of Class” awards for seven Texas appellation wines at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. One of those is…

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Grand Slam for Wineries in Texas at 2017 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition

Grand Slam for Wineries in Texas at 2017 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition Champion wines have been named from the thousands competing in the 2017 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, held Nov. 12 – 13, 2016, at NRG Center, Houston, Texas. Highest honors were given to four wineries in Texas:…

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Texas Fine Wine Wineries Recognized for Quality

TEXAS FINE WINE WINERIES WIN BIG AT RECENT WINE COMPETITIONS Five stellar wineries recognized for consistent quality, expression of wines CENTRAL TEXAS, January 25, 2016 – The wineries of Texas Fine Wine continue to shine at international wine competitions, bringing home gold medals, while also making Texas Monthly’s Best Texas…

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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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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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Texas Hill Country Wineries – December 2014 Newsletter

Texas Hill Country Wineries  – December 2014 Newsletter Reprinted by permission of Texas Hill Country Wineries (click here). Holiday Wine Kick-0ff Tasting at Flat Creek Estate Join us THIS Friday! Friday, December 5, 6-8pm – Hill Country tasting with Flat Creek Estate, Stone House Vineyard, Fall Creek Vineyard, Westcave Cellars…

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2015 Houston Rodeo Uncorks The Best in Texas: Driftwood Estate Winery Longhorn Red 2012

2015 Houston Rodeo Uncorks The Best in Texas: Driftwood Estate Winery Longhorn Red 2012 Well, it’s official. The 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition just released the results of their top award winners and  champions are: Grand Champion Best of Show – Rombauer Vineyards Diamond Selection Cabernet…

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Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show

Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show I once spoke with Texas high plains winegrower Neal Newsom about the differences in growing grapes for wine and growing other crops like hay and cotton. He looked back at me and said, “When we go to show, it’s a heck of…

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Time to Show Us Your Stuff: Austin County Wine Show & Non-Commercial Competition

Time to Show Us Your Stuff: Austin County Wine Show & Non-Commercial Competition Are you an non-commercial or amateur wine maker? Well, show us your stuff. This is a professionally judged competition that will give you a side-by-side comparison of how your wines stack up versus other wines. The annual…

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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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