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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Paul Franson (The Business End) Says, “Now it’s sweet red wines” Yep, Texas is a National Trend Setter!

  Paul Franson (The Business End) Says, “Now it’s sweet red wines” Yep, Texas is a National Trend Setter! According to Paul Franson, “First it was a resurgence of rosé wine, then Riesling made a comeback, and it was only recently that sales of slightly sweet Muscat wines have gone…

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Guest Blog: It Was a Very Good Decade (for Texas Wine and a Lot More)

Guest Blog: It was a Very Good Decade (for Texas Wine and a Lot More) by Bobby Champion (Ex-Texas State Coordinator for Wine Marketing, Texas Department of Agriculture) Ten years of Texas Wine Marketing – this calls for a toast! As most of you know, this is my last day…

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Texas Department of Ag Identifies Funding to Extend Viticulture Advisor Program

Texas Department of Agriculture Identified Funding to Extend Viticulture Advisor Program By Dacota Haselwood, Chief Governmental Affairs Officer (from TWGGA Legislative News July 11, 2011) The Association (Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association – TWGGA) has just been notified formally that Commissioner Todd Staples has decided to address what many…

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