Saint Tryphon Farm and Vineyards: Texas Wines on the Wild Side

Saint Tryphon Farm and Vineyards: Texas Wines on the Wild Side It is no doubt that, no matter what wine region you are in, “natural wines” are the rage these days, Say the words “natural wines” and “Texas” in the same sentence and anyone that has been in or around…

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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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Texas Wine Quality Alliance is Up and Running!

Texas Wine Quality Alliance is Up and Running! I’m pleased to accounce that the new Texas Wine Quality Alliance (at www.texaswinequalityalliance.org) is up and running. This group is organized to “Advance the Excellence of Texas Wines” through quantitative and organoleptic testing as well as education and marketing. The goal is to develop consumer…

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TM Wine Club by Texas Monthly – Focuses on REAL Texas Wines

TM Wine Club by Texas Monthly – Focuses on REAL Texas Wines It was announced this week that Texas Monthly is starting a new wine club. Details were provided on their website at: http://www.texasmonthly.com/promotions/TMwineclub According to this site, members will receive a regular supply of the world–class wines currently being…

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Need Some Muscrat Love? It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery

Need Some Muscrat Love?  It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery I like this Kerrville Hills Muscrat Love wine for several reasons. The first reason is because at the first public wine tasting that I think that ever did (in Old Town Spring, TX, in the mid-to-late 1990s) I included a sweet…

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Is Texas Wine Like Orange Juice?

Is Texas Wine Like Orange Juice? A friend of mine related the following story to me with the caveat that many wineries were likely tired of hearing people like Andrew Chalk (click here) and I (click here) rant about sourcing of grapes used in Texas wines and how wine labeling…

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