Oct 292010
 

Have a Wine and World Series Two-Sip Tasting Party: TXwine vs. CAwine

With the World Series in full swing and the Texas Rangers hoping to come from behind against the San Francisco Giants, you have an opportunity to step up to the plate. We invite fans at home to a friendly competition between Texas and California wines.

In the spirit of the seven-game series, the seven wine pairings below, specially selected by Whole Foods Market, make for an easy and fun World Series watch-and-taste party. Arrange a blind wine tasting and decide for yourself which wines will go the extra inning.

Enjoy the competition and tell us about your Texas Two-Sip experiences through the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN page on Facebook and by tweeting using the Twitter hashtag #GOTEXAN.

PAIRINGS:

2008 Llano Estacado Winery Chardonnay vs. 2009 Clos du Bois Chardonnay

2008 Flat Creek Estate Pinot Grigio vs. 2007 Hahn Estates Pinot Gris

2008 Alamosa Cellars Viognier vs. 2008 Vinum Cellars Chenin Viognier

2008 Llano Estacado Winery Signature Melange vs. 2009 Folie a Deux Menage a Trois Red Blend

2008 Becker Vineyards Iconoclast Cabernet Sauvignon vs. 2008 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 McPherson Cellars Grenache-Mourvedre vs. 2008 Cline Ancient Vine Mourvedre

2006 Texas Hills Vineyard Orange Moscato vs. 2009 Quady Electra Orange Muscat

If you try these wine pairing, please tweet the result and your comments, use hashtags #TXwine, #CAwine, #GOTEXAN

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Texas is the fifth largest wine-producing state in the United States. The Texas wine industry contributes nearly $1.35 billion annually to the Texas economy. For more information about the Texas wine industry, please visit www.gotexanwine.org.

GO TEXANS! GO TEXAS! GO TEXAN!

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