Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist: June 4-5, 2018 in Comfort, Texas

Get Certified as a Texas Wine Specialist: June 4-5, 2018 in Comfort Texas Dr. Russ Kane, aka Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger, will hold this Texas Wine Certification class at Bending Branch Winery’s “Branch on High” Tasting Room in Comfort, Texas.  Specialist of Texas Wine Class: Level 1 — Monday &…

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Messina Hof Winery 40th Anniversary Honored with Special Wines & Cuvée

Messina Hof Winery 40th Anniversary Honored with Special Wines & Cuvée Paul V. and Merrill Bonarrigo’s paired vision for starting a winery came about slowly and, after some encouragement. It led to the planting of a small vineyard in 1977. The event that really got this project going occurred through…

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Texas Hill Country Wineries – Video Interview

Texas Hill Country Wineries – Video Interview Check out this video interview I did with John DeMers, Fischer & Wieser’s Texas Food and Wine Ambassador. As illustrated in his book, Russ Kane – aka Texas Wineslinger – says the Texas Hill Country wineries have roots as old as any around.…

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Part 2 – 2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List

2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List (Part 2) Well, I think that we’re about half way through my list. Memories keep popping-up and neurons flashing in my brain that keep reminding me of the wonderful Texas wine experiences that I’ve had this year. This has also…

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Your Guide to the Texas Hill Country Wine Experience

Your Guide to the Texas Hill Country Wine Experience The Texas Hill Country Wineries have roots as old as any around. Texas grapes grow in soils made from ancient calcareous sea deposits, similar to many of the grape-growing regions of Europe. Texas wine culture arrived in the 1600s with Spanish…

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New Book from Doc Russ Texas WineSlinger on the Texas Hill Country Wineries

New Book from Doc Russ Texas WineSlinger on the Texas Hill Country Wineries Upon reviewing my previous best-selling book, The WineSlinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine, international wine luminary Oz Clarke rattled off the following blurb: “Doc Russ is the kind of guy who can mix blues, barbecue and Barbera…

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country By now, most of you know October is Texas Wine Month. Well, it could have been no better time than this month for The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s (HLSR) Wine Sales and Events Committee (click…

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In Memoriam: Clinton “Doc” McPherson, Pioneer of Texas Wine, Passed Today

In Memoriam: Clinton “Doc” McPherson, Pioneer of Texas Wine, Passed Today The passing of Clinton “Doc” McPherson was reported this morning on Texas Wine Lover blog. Those in the Texas wine and grape industry and countless people that now enjoy Texas wine, please stop and take a moment to savor…

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