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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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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Winners of the 2013 Austin Country Fair Wine Show Judging

Winners of the 2013 Austin Country Fair Wine Show Judging On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the Austin County Fair held their 2013 Non-commercial Wine Show and Judging at the Austin County Fairgrounds – Turnverein Building, in Bellville, Texas. The event was coordinated by the Austin County Grape Growers Committee. In…

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Houston Uncorking Some Good Rodeo Wines with a Few Best Bites, Too

Houston Uncorking Some Good Rodeo Wines with a Few Best Bites, Too For the past several years now, come mid-February, the best ticket in H-town has proven to be the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s, Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition. This year’s event was equal to that billing.…

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We Ate Our Black-eyed Peas (And Sampled Some Wine) At William Chris Vineyards

We Ate Our Black-eyed Peas (And Sampled Some Wine) At William Chris Vineyards We drove into Fredericksburg on Monday afternoon knowing that cold weather was coming (with some much needed rain) and our car’s battery was weak. But, we made it and celebrated our New Year’s Eve in the comfy…

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It’s Time to Put Their Money Where Your Mouth Is – 2012 AF&WA Grant Applications

It’s Time to Put Their Money Where Your Mouth Is – 2012 Austin Food & Wine Alliance Grant Applications The Austin Food & Wine Alliance will award three (3) grants (1 at $10,000 and 2 at $5,000) to selected organizations and/or individuals for the purpose of culinary innovation that contributes…

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Write Off the Vine – Texas Wine News (Harvest 2012 Edition)

Write Off the Vine – Texas Wine News (Harvest 2012 Edition) The 2012 Texas Wine Harvest is Coming Fast: Both On Vine and Online Grape harvest time in Texas usually starts on or around July 1st. This year it’s already here; a bit earlier than normal with some gulf-area vineyards…

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#HLSR 2012 Rodeo Uncorked and Best Bites Competition Winners

#HLSR 2012 Rodeo Uncorked and Best Bites Competition Winners A sold-out crowd of more than 4,000 wine and food enthusiasts filled Reliant Center at the 2012 Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition on Sunday. The event included the tasting of the 2012 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition champion wines,…

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Locapour: The Dream World of the Other 47

  Locapour: The Dream World of the Other 47 [Words – don’t count this one] It was brutal this summer in Houston. The only thing that kept me going seemed like a dream. A Colorado trip. My reward was this bottle of 2008 Garfield Syrah. Pleasure: raspberry, plum, chocolate,  leather,…

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Texas Fall Fest 2011, A Texas Wine Fest & Auction: Win Me!

Texas Fall Fest 2011, A Texas Wine and Food Event in Marble Falls: Not to be missed Texas Fall Fest & Texas Wine Auction has a two-fold purpose: to expose the public to the merits and importance of Texas wine and food by spotlighting the best wines, foods, chefs and…

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