Houston, Grab Yourself a Taste of Texas… Texas Fine Wine That Is!

Houston, Grab Yourself a Taste of Texas… Texas Fine Wine That Is! It’s Texas Wine Month and time to celebrate by grabbing a glass of Texas red, white or rosé. I know just the place. On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Liz Palmer’s Texas Wine School will be featuring a Taste…

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John Rivenburgh: Texas ‘Gipsy Winemaker’ Considers Opportune Times & Real Texas Wines

John Rivenburgh: Texas ‘Gipsy Winemaker’ Considers Opportune Times & Real Texas Wines Sitting in the shady spot just off Fredericksburg’s busy Main Street with John Rivenburgh sharing some Texas wine, he said, “One day I knew I needed a change. Bending Branch Winery was a good place for me. But, I…

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Texas Wine’s High Plains A-Team: Newsom, Reddy, Llano Estacado

Texas Wine’s High Plains A-Team: Newsom, Reddy, Llano Estacado As I disembarked from the plane in Lubbock, I recall thinking that the skies above the Texas high plains are bigger and bluer than just about anywhere I’ve been on this good Earth. The air had the familiar dry bite of…

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Texas Fine Wine Wineries Recognized for Quality

TEXAS FINE WINE WINERIES WIN BIG AT RECENT WINE COMPETITIONS Five stellar wineries recognized for consistent quality, expression of wines CENTRAL TEXAS, January 25, 2016 – The wineries of Texas Fine Wine continue to shine at international wine competitions, bringing home gold medals, while also making Texas Monthly’s Best Texas…

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Texas Fine Wine Adds Spicewood Vineyards as New Member

TEXAS FINE WINE ADDS SPICEWOOD VINEYARDS AS NEW MEMBER 2016 marks third year of marketing initiative driven by highly respected, distinguished Texas wineries For the first time since its inception in March 2014, Texas Fine Wine is adding a new winery to its roster: Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood, Texas.  Texas…

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The Texas Wine Gulag

The Texas Wine Gulag How Big Retail Is Wrecking The Texas Wine Business VT Guest Blog by: R.L. Winters (Master Horticulturist/Ampelographer Fairhaven American Hybrid Research Foundation), Owner & Winemaker Fairhaven Vineyards — — — — — How many times have you gone into a liquor retailer looking for a specific wine and…

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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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Texans Sure Do Like Their Bubbles: Domaine Carneros Provides

Texans Sure Do Like Their Bubbles: Domaine Carneros Provides When Domaine Carneros winemaker Eileen Crane and I met for lunch last week for lunch at Houston’s RDG Bar Annie, nearly the first thing that came up in conversation was the fact that the second largest Domaine Carneros wine club was the…

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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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