VintageTweets: New Release of Wineslinger Chronicles by TTU Press

  ‘VintageTweets: New Release of Wineslinger Chronicles by TTU Press “Great holiday gift for your #TXwine aficionado or all things #Texas lover from author Russ Kane @VintageTexas and @TTUPress. New release in softcover. Order online at: ttupress.org/Products/97816….” And, so the story of Texas wine continues. The book was originally released…

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Raise a Toast to El Paso del Norte, Fray Garcia de San Francisco and our Modern Texas Wine Industry.

Raise a Toast to El Paso del Norte, Fray Garcia de San Francisco and our Modern Texas Wine Industry. Sacramental wine in early El Paso del Norte apparently had its roots farther north up the Rio Grande in New Mexico. Before Fray Garcia de San Francisco came to El Paso…

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Russ Kane VintageTexas on SommChat Wednesday 1/28 11AM CT – Discuss Texas Hill Country Wines & Wineries

Russ Kane VintageTexas on SommChat Wednesday 1/28 11AM CT – Discuss Texas Hill Country Wines & Wineries This January marks my 20th year since first finding out that Texas had a native (yet still infantile) wine industry and operating as a consumer, wine group director, wine writer and blogger. In…

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Sneak Peeks: “Texas By The Book” Dinner Offerings from Chef Ross Burtwell

Sneak Peeks: “Texas By The Book” Dinner Offerings from Chef Ross Burtwell Last week I posted an announcement for the upcoming Friday February 27th Six-Course Texas Wine Dinner and book signing event with Chef Ross Burtwell, Chef Terry Thompson Anderson and me. Click here for details. Come to this event…

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VintageTexas Interview on Houston Matters: How the Texas Hill Country Became a Wine Destination

VintageTexas Interview on Houston Matters: How the Texas Hill Country Became a Wine Destination I welcome you to listen to my recent interview by Craig Cohen on Houston’s KUHF Houston Matters. I recorded this interview a couple weeks ago as I was nearing the release of my new book from…

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A Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza from Three Texas Authors: Texas by the Book

A Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza from Three Texas Authors: Texas by the Book  When: Friday, February 27, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Where: At Cabernet Grill – Texas Hill Country Restaurant in Fredericksburg, Texas (2805 South State Highway 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-5734) Texas wineries: Duchman Family Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Texas…

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Part 1 – 2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List

2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List (Part 1) As in previous years, if you recall, the year finishes with lists of “Best Texas Wines” and then the discussion starts about why everyone’s favorite wine was not on the list, and how deficient the “best wine” process…

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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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