Winemaking Harvest Internship Opportunity: Looking for Texans Interested in California Experience

Winemaking Harvest Internship Opportunity: Looking for Texans Interested in California Experience Forwarded from Randy Hester, zrandyhester@gmail.com I am coming up on my 10th harvest in Napa Valley but my first position was a cellar internship in 2006, and the knowledge I gained from it is immeasurable. Because the Texas wine industry…

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The Texas Wine Gulag

The Texas Wine Gulag How Big Retail Is Wrecking The Texas Wine Business VT Guest Blog by: R.L. Winters (Master Horticulturist/Ampelographer Fairhaven American Hybrid Research Foundation), Owner & Winemaker Fairhaven Vineyards — — — — — How many times have you gone into a liquor retailer looking for a specific wine and…

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TEXSOM Celebrates 11 Years as Nation’s Premier Sommelier Education Conference: Sessions and Registration

TEXSOM Celebrates 11 Years as Nation’s Premier Sommelier Education Conference: Sessions and Registration Presently celebrating its eleventh year, TEXSOM, the most prominent and influential sommelier education conference in the world, announces that registration is now open for TEXSOM 2015. The TEXSOM 2015 conference will take place August 8 -10, 2015 at…

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The Wine Society of Texas Announces 2015 Scholarship Grant Program

The Wine Society of Texas Announces 2015 Scholarship Grant Program Copy of WST Grant Application: NR-WST-Scholar-Announ-04082015 The Wine Society of Texas will provide up to $7,000 in assistance for the wine education, internship or field study, and appreciation of wine through education. On Tuesday April 14, 2015, The Wine Society of…

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New Book from Doc Russ Texas WineSlinger on the Texas Hill Country Wineries

New Book from Doc Russ Texas WineSlinger on the Texas Hill Country Wineries Upon reviewing my previous best-selling book, The WineSlinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine, international wine luminary Oz Clarke rattled off the following blurb: “Doc Russ is the kind of guy who can mix blues, barbecue and Barbera…

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Is Texas Wine Like Orange Juice?

Is Texas Wine Like Orange Juice? A friend of mine related the following story to me with the caveat that many wineries were likely tired of hearing people like Andrew Chalk (click here) and I (click here) rant about sourcing of grapes used in Texas wines and how wine labeling…

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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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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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Texsom 2014: Ten Years Old and Thanks to These Guys

Texsom 2014: Ten Years Old and Thanks to These Guys We all have these guys (Drew Hendricks and Jame Tidwell) to thank them for creating what is today…TEXSOM! It started small and grew from it’s humble roots ten years ago to the preeminent position it has today. Many consider TEXSOM…

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At Texsom, Go For The Gold: Texas Monthly/Texas Fine Wine Reception

At Texsom, Go For The Gold: Texas Monthly/Texas Fine Wine Reception Celebrating one of the largest and most prominent wine education conferences for wine, spirits and beverage professionals, Texas Fine Wine is a proud sponsor of TEXSOM in its 10th year.  Texas Fine Wine will co-host with Texas Monthly a…

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