The Wineslinger Chronicles to debut Saturday, Feb. 18th at TWGGA Conference

Heard It Through The Grapevine: The Wineslinger Chronicles to debut Saturday, Feb. 18th at TWGGA Conference “With wine now made in all fifty states, the gift of the gods is on the way to becoming a national drink. But each state has unique growing situations, and it’s not yet certain…

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Top Ten VintageTexas Blogs of 2011 (and Two More)

Top Ten VintageTexas Blogs of 2011 (and Two More) I just did the tally of the most popular (most accessed) blogs on VintageTexas for the year of 2011 and they are listed below. For the third year in a row (for some unknown reason), my blog on Texas Black Spanish…

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Playing “Small Ball” at Napa Valley Vintner’s Collective

Playing “Small Ball” at Napa Valley Vintner’s Collective In November, I had the pleasure to attend the introductory class day for the Master of Wine first year program. The full day session was held at the offices of Constellation Wines in St. Helena, California in the heart of Napa Valley.…

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2011 Top Ten Texas Wines from VintageTexas – The Honorable Mentions

2011 Top Ten Texas Wines from VintageTexas – The Honorable Mentions As with any top ten wine list, there are many wines that are worthy of inclusion, but for one reason of another are left out. In my case, I focused my top ten list to include my fave wines from 2011…

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Top Ten Texas Wines of 2011 from VintageTexas: Installment #1 – Five Wines

Top Ten Texas Wines of 2011 from VintageTexas: Installment #1 – Five Wines As with most top ten lists, they need to be prefaced by a disclaimer: “In the eyes of the beholder”. I have not tasted every Texas wine, but I have tasted quite a few. Therefore, this list…

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Write Off the Vine – Texas Wine News: Holiday Season Edition

Write Off the Vine – Texas Wine News: Holiday Season Edition Celebrate the Holidays with a Free Glass of Texas Wine at Antlers By John Griffin (SavorSA) As the days dwindle down to Christmas, it’s time to take a few moments off to enjoy a good dinner and a relaxing…

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I Guess this is What Happens When the State Legislature and Governor Actually Care

I Guess this is What Happens When the State Legislature and Governor Actually Care I received a copy of a news release this morning, forwarded by Jeff Siegel (The Wine Curmudgeon) and Co-Founder of DrinkLocalWine.com along with the following very curmudgeonly comment… “I guess this is what happens when the…

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ 2012 Int’l Wine Competition Champions: Includes Messina Hof Solera Texas Sherry

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™  2012 Int’l Wine Competition Champion: Includes Messina Hof Solera Texas Sherry Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced today the champion wines from the 2012 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition. The ninth annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition judging, held Nov. 12‐…

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Top Ten VintageTexas Blog Posts of November 2011

Top Ten VintageTexas Blog Posts of November 2011 Texas Black Spanish – The Grape Otherwise Known as Lenoir Pecan Jam: A San Saba Celebration of Texas Wine and Pecan-Filled Foods Principal Factors in the Control of the Vineyard Manager that Affect Grape Quality VintageTexas to Review Wines What Texas Wine…

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Governor Perry: Is Texas Planting Vines in the Backyard of the Statehouse? Virginia Is. And, Supporting its Wine Industry, Too!

Governor Perry: Is Texas Planting Vines in the Backyard of the Statehouse? Virginia is. And, Supporting Its Wine Industry, Too! The Virginia wine industry has the full support of its state government right up to the top man. Watch and listen to this YouTube video of Virginia’s governor,  claiming that…

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