Newsom Vineyards Inception: A Legacy Conquers Despair

Newsom Vineyards Inception: A Legacy Conquers Despair A little over a year ago, I attended a dinner at Llano Estacado Winery‘s new tasting room and events center in Lubbock. In a long list of truly excellent Llano wines, one stands out in my mind today. It was the Newsom Vineyards 2013 …

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Loirefest: Houston’s David Keck at his Best

Loirefest: Houston’s David Keck at his Best In the Houston wine community (those of you in wholesale and retail, the restaurant trade, and lets not forget the groupies of writers and consumers), we are blessed having David Keck MS among us. Who is he, you ask? If you don’t know, …

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Sneak Peeks: “Texas By The Book” Dinner Offerings from Chef Ross Burtwell

Sneak Peeks: “Texas By The Book” Dinner Offerings from Chef Ross Burtwell Last week I posted an announcement for the upcoming Friday February 27th Six-Course Texas Wine Dinner and book signing event with Chef Ross Burtwell, Chef Terry Thompson Anderson and me. Click here for details. Come to this event …

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A Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza from Three Texas Authors: Texas by the Book

A Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza from Three Texas Authors: Texas by the Book  When: Friday, February 27, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Where: At Cabernet Grill – Texas Hill Country Restaurant in Fredericksburg, Texas (2805 South State Highway 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-5734) Texas wineries: Duchman Family Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Texas …

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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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Texas Fine Wine: Four of Texas’s Most Distinguished Wineries in Houston at WST Dinner May 31

Texas Fine Wine: Four of Texas’s Most Distinguished Wineries in Houston at WST Dinner May 31 Boo! I’m not in town the weekend of May 31st, but hopefully you will be. You can attend an amazing wine dinner at James Beard nominated Chef Brian Caswell’s REEF. At this event, wine …

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2014 Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit: A Celebration of the Favors of Argentina

2014 Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit: A Celebration of the Favors of Argentina At Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, it was an experience of primary colors. The foundation was of dusty red west Texas soil. Immediately overhead was a silky sea of lime green mesquite leaves cast against the …

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15th Annual Lavender Festival at Becker Vineyards

15th Annual Lavender Festival at Becker Vineyards Join fellow Texas wine lovers for the 15th annual and best ever Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival. Sip and swirl with live music, artisans and lavender fields in bloom. There will be lavender products, plants, vendors, cooking demos, guest speakers, culinary delights, concessions, wine tasting & …

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2013 Hill Country Wine & Music Festival: Texas Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Evening – April 26th

2013 Hill Country Wine & Music Festival: Texas Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Evening – April 26th Texas Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Evening with book signing by Chef Terry Thompson Anderson and writer/author Dr. Russell Kane will raise funds for the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts slated …

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Duchman Winery Dinner at Houston’s L’Olivier Restaurant: High Time for Texas Wines on the Gourmet Scene

Duchman Winery Dinner at Houston’s L’Olivier Restaurant: High Time for Texas Wines on the Gourmet Scene A splash of Vermentino on a knee and hearty conversation around well-matched gourmet food and excellent wines made for a lovely evening this week at Houston’s French-inspired, Montrose-area L’Olivier Restaurant. But what if I …

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