Newsom Vineyards Grape Day (and The Light at the End of the Vineyard)

Newsom Vineyards Grape Day (and The Light at the End of the Vineyard) Not too long ago, I received a call from long-time winegrower Neal Newsom asking if I was going to make it to his Newsom Grape Day event in Plains, Texas, located southwest of Lubbock and about 14 miles…

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It’s “Rodeo Houston” Time Again and Time for Texas Wine, Too!

It’s “Rodeo Houston” Time Again and Time for Texas Wine, Too! A couple weeks ago, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was opened with flourish of Best Bites and Rodeo Uncorked Competition winning wines. It was a first rate gala with people both pouring and sipping in their finest Rodeo regalia.…

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Periwinkle Hosts Houston’s Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting

Periwinkle Hosts Houston’s Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting Iron Sommelier… Presented by AutoSol® Returns on October 20th, 2016  VT – What more could you want:  a good cause, good wine/food pairings, a challenge and competition among some of Houston’s best and most creative sommeliers? It’s all in one at…

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Find the Best Texas Wines – Sign Up for the Specialist of Texas Wine Level 1 Class

Find the Best Texas Wines – Sign Up for the Specialist of Texas Wine Level 1 Class What: Specialist of Texas Wine – Certification Level 1 Class. This Class is offered as part of the Texas Wine Schools regional wine specialists classes (United States). Click here for registration. Where: The Texas…

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Texas Wine Talk & Tasting:Texas vs. The World Roadshow

Texas Wine Talk & Tasting:Texas vs. The World Roadshow: WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT) – Add to Calendar WHERE: Whole Foods Market (Voss) – 1407 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 77057 – View Map REGISTER: $25 – Click here The Texas Wine Journal is…

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2016 Texas Black Spanish/Lenoir Symposium: Taming the Beast…

2016 Texas Black Spanish/Lenoir Symposium: Taming the Beast… According to Cat Spring grape grower and a symposium organizer Jerry Watson, “Black Spanish has made world class Port for a long time and we can now add Madeira to that, as well.  What has been missing is a everyday table wine with…

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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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Tomorrow’s the Night for Iron Sommelier Competition in Houston

Tomorrow’s the Night in Houston: The Periwinkle Foundation Hosts Houston’s Premier Sommelier Competition and Wine Tasting Iron Sommelier Presented by AutoSol®  (Photos presented are from 2014 Iron Sommelier event) WHAT: Houston’s finest sommeliers will be put to the test for the title of Iron Sommelier in the city’s premier wine competition…

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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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