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 Arcadia Publications, Texas Hill Country Wineries, that occurred earlier this week.
It is now available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Arcadia Publications websites. In the near future, the book will distributed to local book stores in the Houston, San Antonio, Austin and DFW areas and be available at winery tasting rooms around the Texas Hill Country. For your personalized, autographed copy of the book (signed by the author and sent by mail), go to the Wineslinger book purchase site at: http://wineslinger.net/product/texas-hill-country-wineries/
In this interview, I describe how the book covers the evolving wine heritage of Texas from Spanish missionaries in the 1600s to European immigrant farmers from Italy and Germany in the 1800s with vintage photographs and extended captions. It is a book that you can pick up, put down and pick up again as you please or keep it in your car;s glove box for easy reference while traveling.
The majority of the book focuses on the last 30 years and more recently on four hill country wine trails that meander around the Balcones Fault, Edwards Plateau, Route 290 and the Guadalupe and Colorado River areas.
The Texas Hill Country Wineries book is a wine lover’s field guide to the hill country wineries helping wine tourists find specific wineries and the types of wines they are seeking (red, white, dry or sweet). It’s like a birder’s field guide: filled with photos, maps and helpful hints. But, in this case, it is formulated for wine aficionados and tourists looking to satisfy their search for specify wineries and Texas wines in the Texas Hill Country.
For more information on the Texas Hill Country Wineries wine trail and the upcoming 2015 Wine Lovers Trail, go to: https://www.texaswinetrail.com/