It’s “Rodeo Houston” Time Again and Time for Texas Wine, Too!

It’s “Rodeo Houston” Time Again and Time for Texas Wine, Too! A couple weeks ago, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was opened with flourish of Best Bites and Rodeo Uncorked Competition winning wines. It was a first rate gala with people both pouring and sipping in their finest Rodeo regalia.…

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Texas Frontier News: Texas Mustang Grape Wine Judged Excellent!

Texas Frontier News: Texas Mustang Grape Wine Judged Excellent! An article in the Galveston Daily News from October 25, 1868, on the front page no less, caused me to ask the question: In the 1860s, what characteristics must a locally produced Texas wine, and especially a local Texas native Mustang…

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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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2014 Lone Star International Wine Competition Entry Deadline is Coming

2014 Lone Star International Wine Competition Entry Deadline is Coming Deadline is May 23, 2014 to Feature Your Wines in a Premier Wine Competition for All Winemakers in the 2014 Lone Star International Wine Competition Don’t miss the deadline for getting your wines into the 2014 Lone Star International Wine…

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You Just “Tannat” Argue with the Success of Texas Tannat: Bending Branch Winery Brings in Rodeo Gold

You Just “Tannat” Argue with the Success of Texas Tannat: Bending Branch Winery Brings in Gold Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Texas, has won the coveted “Top Texas Wine” from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Uncorked!® International Wine Competition. This accolade brings with it the signature saddle award for…

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Haak Vineyards Brings in Old World Gold & Silver with New World Madeira

Haak Vineyards Brings in Old World Gold & Silver with New World Madeira Haak Vineyards & Winery announced today that it was awarded a Gold and two Silver Medals by the largest international wine competition in the world with over 12,000 entries competing.  The AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013…

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It’s the Right Time for Texas Roussanne

It’s the Right Time for Texas Roussanne Several years ago, in 2010, I experienced what I referred to back then as the breakout year for Texas Tempranillo. Texas wineries went from offering maybe only four or five Tempranillo wines statewide the previous year to over 30 Tempranillo wines and blends…

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Texas Viognier Is Rocking the Wine World Against Big Names in California and France

Texas Viognier Is Rocking the Wine World Against Big Names in California and France Yesterday, I received this media release from Andrew Chalk, who you’ve known as a wine writer and blogger at D Magazine and currently editor of CraveDFW. It is another arrow in the quiver for the still…

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Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo Receives UC Davis Winemaking Certificate

News: Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo Receives UC Davis Winemaking Certificate The credentials and winemaking accolades of Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo, son of Paul V. and Merrill Bonarrigo and heir-apparent at Messina Hof Winery, continue to grow. As reported in a recent Messina Hof Winery Newsletter, Paul Mitchell has just received a Winemaking…

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Eden Hill Vineyard: 2013 Dallas Morning News – Texsom Wine Competition Gold Medal from Where?

Eden Hill Vineyard: 2013 Dallas Morning News – Texsom Wine Competition Gold Medal from Where? You haven’t heard of this award winning Texas winery either? I will admit that my knowledge of Eden Hill Vineyard started once I got the just released gold medal results from this year’s Dallas Morning…

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