VintageTexas Sunday ‘Cyclopedia of Wine: Red Wine Making – Pigéage and Délestage

VintageTexas Sunday ‘Cyclopedia of Wine: Red Wine Making – Pigéage and Délestage A technique used in red winemaking is the punching down the cap of grape skins that floats to the top of the tank during the beginning of the wine’s fermentation. This is done several times a day, occasionally…

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VintageTexas ‘Cyclopedia of Wine: Muscat Canelli, First Wine to Show True Texas Terroir

VintageTexas ‘Cyclopedia of Wine: Muscat Canelli, First Wine to Show True Texas Terroir Muscat Canelli with its floral, heady aromas is often called a “seductive” white grape. Muscat Canelli is known under a variety of local names such as Muscat Blanc, Moscato Bianco, Muscat de Frontignan, Muscat de Lunel, Muscat…

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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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Traveling the Wine Roads of Northeast Texas Wine Country and the Grape Man of Texas

Traveling the Wine Roads of Northeast Texas Wine Country and the Grape Man of Texas On Monday, I had a full day at the Texas Wine Quality Boot Camp (http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=1958) followed by an evening with Gabe and Barbara Parker and son. We shared wine, cheese, dinner and good stories before…

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Texas Wine Quality: Something that Will Get Even Better the More We All Talk About It

Texas Wine Quality: Something that Will Get Even Better the More We All Talk About It Realize that now Texas wineries have obtained a certain level of acceptance from consumers and support by the legal system in Texas. They can go to and sell wine at farmers markets and wine…

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CapRock Auction Analysis & Video: A Bit of France Comes to Texas Via New Mexico; Hopefully, a Bit More of Texas Will Reach More of America, Too

A Bit of France Comes to Texas Via New Mexico; Hopefully a Bit More of Texas Will Reach the Rest of America, Too This might not be a French Chateau, but inside this simple winery facade there is a sister/brother duo, Nathalie and Laurent Gruet, who moved to the high…

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Guilty As Charged. Texas WineSlinger Admits, “I Drink Foreign Wine”

Guilty As Charged. Texas WineSlinger Admits, “I Drink Foreign Wine” Yep! That’s right, I said it. It is a full admission. But, why? You would be amazed at some of the emails that I receive. Some contend that I am one-dimensional. This statement, I guess, is in reference to the…

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Shout Out to Texas Wineries that Garnered Medals at the 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Shout Out to Texas Wineries that Garnered Medals at the 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition The 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition, the largest, most influential international wine competition in America, was judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized wine experts. Judging was based on a blind, consensual…

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Grayson County College Announces Its Texas Wine Quality Boot Camp

Grayson County College Announces Its Texas Wine Quality Boot Camp Wine Quality Boot Camp Early Bird, July 17-18, 2010 Early Bird Hands-On wine quality lab, featuring Ken Fugelsang. Day 1 – In lab microbial analysis, theory, concepts, identification. Day 2 – Analytical analysis for blending decisions, theory, concepts, color/phenolics analysis,…

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