The Incredible “Flash” Machine: Dr. Bob Makes the Case for Better Texas Wine with Flash Détente

The Incredible “Flash” Machine: Dr. Bob Makes the Case for Better Texas Wine with Flash Détente Newsom Grape Day always brings out something new or of timely interesting. This year’s Grape Day, held in the Newsom Vineyards “Barnery” in late-April, did not disappoint. While Bob Young, owner of Bending Branch …

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When Two Galaxies Collide: Texas Beer is Aged In Texas Red Wine Barrels

When Two Galaxies Collide: Texas Beer is Aged In Texas Red Wine Barrels New Braunfels Brewing Company – The Farmhouse Program According to a recent news release, “Sangre de Shiva is the best expression of the soul of what New Braunfels Brewing Company stands for. Not quite a wine, not exclusively a …

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Bending Branch Winery: Where Bob and John Bring a “Dash of Flash” to the Wine Tasting: New Wine Releases

Bending Branch Winery: Where Bob and John Bring a “Dash of Flash” to the Wine Tasting: New Wine Releases After driving past the cool waters of the Guadalupe River and arriving at Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Bending Branch owner and winemaker Bob Young chauffeured us to the winery building. …

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TX Locations Wine: A worthy wine as big as the state it represents

TX Locations Wine: A worthy wine as big as the state it represents Dave Phinney’s idea is simple, complicated and a great deal of fun, all rolled into one. As you can see below harvested from the Locations Wine website: The Simple: Make the best possible wine from a given …

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And the Survey Says….The Right Grapes for Texas Wine!

And the Survey Says….The Right Grapes for Texas Wine! I recently posed the following question to members of the Facebook Texas Wine Drinkers Group: What are the best red and white grapes for Texas? I further specified that my quest was to identify the grapes that liked to grow here, …

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Llano Estacado Winery’s Best Wines Keep Coming: Viviano and 1836

Llano Estacado Winery’s Best Wines Keep Coming: Viviano and 1836 While many of the recent accolades for the Texas wine industry have come from relative newcomers with boutique wineries, it’s good to see that long established Texas wineries continue to define quality and character of some of Texas’s finest wines …

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Divine (and Gold Medal Winning) Wines of Eden Hill Vineyard

Divine (and Gold Medal Winning) Wines of Eden Hill Vineyard Every now and then, I taste a wine and makes me realize why I spend so much time tasting Texas wines. In this case, there were two: Eden Hill Vineyard 2013 Roussanne (Oswald Vineyard) and their 2013 Divine White. Both …

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Grape Creek Vineyards Releases Euphoria: Texas Sparkling Wine

Grape Creek Vineyards Releases Euphoria: Texas Sparkling Wine A long time ago, I mused in the blog about Texans and their love for sparkling wines (click here). However, there have been darn few sparklers actually made right here in the Lone Star state. That’s why I was so excited when …

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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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The New Texas Wine Business Model: Response to “The Bacchus Rewrite” Blog

The New Texas Wine Business Model: Response to “The Bacchus Rewrite” Blog My question is directed at Andy Chalk at CraveDFW who recently wrote a creative and penetrating blog titled, “The TWGGA President’s Speech Replacement”. Click here to link to it. For those not involved in the Texas wine industry or …

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