Cabernet Grill Experience: Tasso Chicken and McPherson White Wine Trio

Cabernet Grill Experience: Tasso Chicken and McPherson White Wine Trio If I wasn’t so familiar with Chef Ross Burtwell’s Cabernet Grill Restaurant at the compound called Cotton Gin Village on the south side of Fredericksburg, I likely wouldn’t expect the modern culinary treasures it holds. While his restaurant is part…

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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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It’s Time to Put Their Money Where Your Mouth Is – 2012 AF&WA Grant Applications

It’s Time to Put Their Money Where Your Mouth Is – 2012 Austin Food & Wine Alliance Grant Applications The Austin Food & Wine Alliance will award three (3) grants (1 at $10,000 and 2 at $5,000) to selected organizations and/or individuals for the purpose of culinary innovation that contributes…

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Texsom 2012 “Be There or Be Square”: August 11-13, 2012

Texsom 2012  “Be There or Be Square”: August 11-13, 2012 You may remember the line “Be there, or be square” from The Wiz, the modern-day version of the Wizard of Oz. Well, this line could not be more appropriate for the up coming Texas Sommelier Conference – TEXSOM 2012. It…

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Write Off the Vine: Texas Wine News – March 18, 2012 | Top Stories this Week

Write Off the Vine: Texas Wine News – March 18, 2012 | Top Stories this Week Asador at Dallas Renaissance Hotel: Better Than Ever. Why Don’t Locals Eat There? Posted on March 13th, 2012 12:35pm by Andrew Chalk – Andy asks a good Question… One thing I would like them…

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Pairings for Tex-Mex: Texas Wine…Why? Cause Locavore Meets Locapour

Pairings for Tex-Mex: Texas Wine…Why? Cause Locavore Meets Locapour Ray Isle (@islewine on Twitter) Food & Wine’s executive wine editor blogged Moday about pairing wines with Tex-Mex food. See: Pairings for Tex-Mex: Wine Not (http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/03/05/drinks-with-tex-mex-wine-not/) Ray featured exclusively non-Texas wines as his Tex-Mex food and wine pairings. Why bother featuring…

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Texas Oysters and Texas Wine: A Marriage Made on the Gulf Coast, the Hill Country and the High Plains

Texas Oysters and Texas Wine: A Marriage Made on the Gulf Coast to the Hill Country and the High Plains As you may have read in the Houston Chronicle or seen on Channel 2 news recently, the Texas oyster industry is still recovering from the devastation from 2008 from Hurricane…

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VintageTexas ‘Cyclopedia of Wine: Vintage Charts

VintageTexas ‘Cyclopedia of Wine: Vintage Charts Vintage refers to the annual grape harvest and to the wine made from those grapes. In general, every year is a vintage year and all wines are vintage wines except if they are made with a blend of grapes from more than one vintage.…

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Write Off The Vine: Texas Wine News – August 17, 2010

Write Off The Vine: Texas Wine News – August 17, 2010 Proposed Federal Alcohol Law Could Limit Texas Wineries’ Growth Local and state wine makers are calling on Congress to kibosh a proposed federal law that could threaten to their expansion into markets outside Texas. The bill, the Comprehensive Alcohol…

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Write Off the Vine: Texas Wine News – July 30, 2010

Write Off the Vine: Texas Wine News – July 30, 2010 Video: Brownfield Produces 25 Percent of Texas Wine Brownfield’s town slogan is “A Grape Place to Grow,” and there is good reason for it. With over 600 acres of grapes, Brownfield’s red soil has been known to produce 25…

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