It’s Time Again to Mind the Gap: 2014 Tenth Annual Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit

It’s Time Again to Mind the Gap: 2014 Tenth Annual Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit Internationally recognized Argentine chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author, Francis Mallmann, will make his first appearance at the Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit April 25-27, 2014, at Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, Texas.…

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A Holiday Food & Texas Wine Pairing: Feast of the Seven Fishes

A Holiday Food & Texas Wine Pairing: Feast of the Seven Fishes Earlier this year, I had a chance for work with friend Chef Terry Thompson Anderson on one of the most intensive food and wine pairing and writing projects in my 15 year career in Texas wines (second only…

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Pontotoc Vineyards 2011 San Fernando Academy: A Fusion of All the Senses

Pontotoc Vineyard 2011 San Fernando Academy: A Fusion of All the Senses I’d tasted this wine once with winemaker Don Pullum during his visit to our hill country cottage for dinner. After that, I was captivated and knew that I needed to experience it again. The 2011 San Fernando Academy…

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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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The Right Time for Baking Methodist Cake: A Pairing of Food, Wine and Family Tradition

The Right Time for Baking Methodist Cake: A Pairing of Food, Wine and Family Tradition I was moved by Alfonso Cevola’s blog (On the Wine Trail in Italy) one day this past week. The topic was his 98 year old mother, her fruit cake and zeal for life that he…

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Most Popular VintageTexas Blog Posts of 2012

Most Popular VintageTexas Blog Posts of 2012 I’ve inserted a little break in the action after naming the VintageTexas 2012 Top Ten Wines (white and red) and before naming my list of honorable mention wines for 2012. Based on page accesses by readers in 2012, the following were the most…

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TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Join Us Dec. 11th, Chat with Chef Josh Watkins on Texas Wine and Food Holiday Pairings

TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Join Us Dec. 11th, Chat with Chef Josh Watkins on Texas Wine and Food Holiday Pairings Happy Holidays everyone!  The holidays are always a fun, busy time of year – and shopping to find the right gift can sometimes be stressful. But there’s no reason to stress…

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Messina Hof Pasta Making Party: Five things We Learned at this Food/Wine Experience

Messina Hof Pasta Making Party:  Five things We Learned at this Food/Wine Experience My daughter and I are always looking for good ways to learn things about food and wine together. We have cross the threshold of cheese making and are now seriously considered making sausage. So, when I got…

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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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