Sommelier Rachel DelRocco Goes from Teahouse to Texsom Champ (Parts 1 & 2)

Sommelier Rachel DelRocco Goes from Teahouse to Texsom Champ (Parts 1 & 2) This post includes Part 1 that was recently published on Edible Houston’s blog (click here) written by Russ Kane, VintageTexas.com, wine writer, author and naturalist. Part 2 at the bottom of this blog provides more on Sommelier Rachel…

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Wine Class – Exciting Texas Wines: Know How & Where to Find Them

Wine Class – Exciting Texas Wines: Know How & Where to Find Them by James King, Texas Wine School I am so happy to have the foremost independent Wine Expert on Texas Wines and Wineries, Dr. Russ Kane to be teaching this class. I am sure the lucky 14 who…

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Four Takeaways from 2015 TEXSOM

Four Takeaways from 2015 TEXSOM Looking back to my first Texsom in 2008, I’ve attended a majority of the TEXSOM conferences over its past eleven years. As I recall, the first one I attended barely broke an attendance of around 200 people. The vast majority were local sommeliers (barely enough to fill…

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FLASH: Nathan Fausti of Olive & June Named 2015 Best Sommelier at Texsom

FLASH: Nathan Fausti of Olive & June Named 2015 Best Sommelier at Texsom 2015 (11th Annual) TEXSOM Best Sommelier Competition Presented by Texas Monthly TEXSOM co-founders and Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks and James Tidwell last night announced at the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas Grand Tasting that Nathan Fausti…

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TEXSOM Celebrates 11 Years as Nation’s Premier Sommelier Education Conference: Sessions and Registration

TEXSOM Celebrates 11 Years as Nation’s Premier Sommelier Education Conference: Sessions and Registration Presently celebrating its eleventh year, TEXSOM, the most prominent and influential sommelier education conference in the world, announces that registration is now open for TEXSOM 2015. The TEXSOM 2015 conference will take place August 8 -10, 2015 at…

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Texsom 2014: Ten Years Old and Thanks to These Guys

Texsom 2014: Ten Years Old and Thanks to These Guys We all have these guys (Drew Hendricks and Jame Tidwell) to thank them for creating what is today…TEXSOM! It started small and grew from it’s humble roots ten years ago to the preeminent position it has today. Many consider TEXSOM…

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At Texsom, Go For The Gold: Texas Monthly/Texas Fine Wine Reception

At Texsom, Go For The Gold: Texas Monthly/Texas Fine Wine Reception Celebrating one of the largest and most prominent wine education conferences for wine, spirits and beverage professionals, Texas Fine Wine is a proud sponsor of TEXSOM in its 10th year.  Texas Fine Wine will co-host with Texas Monthly a…

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2014 Newsom Grape Day & Tempranillo Symposium: Five Things I Learned About Texas Wine

Newsom Grape Day & Tempranillo Symposium: Five Things I Leaned About Texas Wine Last Friday was the annual gathering of grape growers and winemakers from around the state in Neal Newsom’s “Barn-atorium” surrounded by his Newsom family vineyards near Plains, Texas. The big white metal structure was filled nearly to…

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What Are Texas Grape Growers and Winemakers Doing to Build a “Real” Texas Wine Industry

What Are Texas Grape Growers and Winemakers Doing to Build a “Real” Texas Wine Industry? Or, Who will be the Robert Mondavi of Texas? It’s been a tough week as a result of the spring freeze that’s hit the high plains and the western and northern parts of the hill…

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Texas Fine Wine: A New Alliance and a Class Act for Texas Wine Consumers & Growers

Texas Fine Wine: A New Alliance and a Class Act for Texas Wine Consumers & Growers Four Texas wineries – Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery and Pedernales Cellars – recently announced the launch of “Texas Fine Wine” their new marketing initiative. This initiative will promote their award-winning…

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