Make your voice Heard: Deadline Nears for 2nd Round Comments on GoTexan Wine Rules

Make your voice Heard: Deadline Nears for 2nd Round Comments on GoTexan Wine Rules …Texas consumers need honest labeling. Texas grape growers deserve support from Texas wineries. New GoTexan rules and an end to For Sale in Texas Only with help on both counts. I don’t want to beat this…

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U.S. Government Shutdown: Impact to Texas Wine & Grape Industry

U.S. Government Shutdown: Impact to Texas Wine & Grape Industry Probably the last place you would have thought to look for an impact of the U.S. government shut down would be in your glass of wine. Well…could it mean more “For Sale in Texas Only Wine”, maybe even wine with…

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Support is Building for the Texas Winemakers/Winery Owners Pledge

Support is Building for the Texas Winemakers/Winery Owners Pledge If you read my previous blog, you know that with the help of several people from the Texas wine industry, I’ve drafted a Texas Winemakers/Winery Owners Pledge (click here) or you can try to read the fine print in the photo…

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The Texas Winemakers/Winery Owners Pledge (and Good for Other Local Wine States, Too)

The Texas Winemakers/Winery Owners Pledge (and Good for Other Local Wine States, Too) Some of you have seen the blog and reader comments over the past few days on CraveDFW (click here) on “For-Sale-in-Texas-Only” wine. I made an attempt to re-frame the discussion on my subsequent blog (click here) away…

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Dear Whole Foods Market, Please Remove Non-Texas Wine From Your Texas Wine Display [Redux]

Dear Whole Foods Market, Please Remove Non-Texas Wine From Your Texas Wine Display [Redux] or, “Where are you Grover Norquist when you need a winery to sign a pledge?” Those of you that have read and perhaps participated in the discussion started by columnist Andy Chalk in the online article…

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And You Thought That Texas Wines Were Only for the Moment!

And You Thought That Texas Wines Were Only for the Moment! Earlier this week I perused an online article on the Dallas Morning New website titled, “The best Texas wines — all made from Texas grapes” penned by Tina Danze. Tina brought together a panel of good Dallas tasters including:…

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Texas Wine: Is There Really Anything Behind The HoustonPress “Cellar Door” Article

Texas Wine: Is There Really Anything Behind The HoustonPress “Cellar Door” Article Guest Blog: by David Furer — — — — — VintageTexas (Russ Kane): Back in May of this year, I (Russ Kane – VintageTexas) was asked by Austin-based wine writer, wine merchant and musician, Jeremy Parzen if I…

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What’s on Your Wine Labels: From Appellation to “For Sale in Texas Only”

What’s on Your Wine Labels: From Appellation to “For Sale in Texas Only” I get more emails about wine labeling than just about any topic. The questions can vary from….”What is the minimum amount of grapes a wine can contain?” to “If a wine’s label doesn’t indicate sulfites, does that…

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VintageTexas Wine Wiz Quiz: Know Your Spanish Wines

VintageTexas Wine Wiz Quiz: Know Your Spanish Wines 1. Spain is ranked where in wine production in the world? a. First b. Second c. Third d. Sixth 2. Which is NOT a Spainsh Wine Producing Region? a. Rioja b. Rías Baixas c. Priorat d. Barbaresco 3. Which of the following…

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