Dec 282012

1/4/13 Update: TXwine Twitter Tuesday: Join Us Jan. 8th for Texas Wine Bar Tweet-Ups

Austin’s Denise Clarke (@DeniseClarkeTX), Houston’s Russ Kane (@VintageTexas), and Jeff Cope (@TXWineLover) invite you to join the next TXwine Twitter Tuesday at 7 p.m. CST on January 8th. This month we will celebrate Texas wine bars, wine shops and markets that serve Texas wine. It’s fun to taste and tweet with a group of fellow wine lovers and this is your opportunity!

These are the wine bars and shops that are currently ready to welcome Tweeters on January 8th along with the Twitter coordinators who will be present.


Whole Foods Market – Bee Cave; Coordinator: Denise Clarke @DeniseClarkeTX

Whole Foods Market – Lamar; Coordinator: Daniel Kelada @TXWFC

Whole Food Market – Arbor Trails; Coordinator: Alissa Leenher (@SAHMmelier)

— Whole Foods Markets in Austin @WholeFoodsATX


Messina Hof Wine Bar @Messina_Hof; Coordinators:  Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo @Messina_Hof, @MerrillBon


Whole Foods Market – Park Lane; Jeff Siegel @Wine_Curmudgeon

Whole Foods Market – Lakewood; Melanie Ofenloch @melanie0

— Whole Foods Markets in DFW @WholeFoodsDFW

Dripping Springs

The Dudley’s Wine Bar & Tap Room @drippinwine; Coordinator: January Wiese @TexasWineTrail

Fort Worth

WineStyles Montgomery Plaza –; Coordinators: Gary and Cindy Jones @Texas_Wine_Camp


Whole Foods Market – Montrose; Coordinator: Russ Kane @VintageTexas

Whole Foods Market – Kirby; Coordinators: Jim and Julie Baker @TXwineGeek & @PurpleJules

— Whole Foods Markets Houston @WholeFoodsHOU


The Empty Glass – 104 Market St. Tomball @The_Empty_Glass; Coordinator: Jeff Cope @TXWineLover

San Antonio

Vinously Speaking @vinouslyspeakin – 7271 Wurzbach, Ste 117; Coordinator: Robin Bircher @VitisPoema

— Whole Foods Markets San Antonio – @WholeFoodsSATX

But wait, there’s more…See below.


Whole Foods Market locations that will be pouring Texas wine where participants can taste and tweet at the wine bars and sell wines by the glass and by the flight. If you attend one of these venues and if you want to give a shout out on where you are….we suggest something like this in your Tweet: “I’m tasting #txwine from @wholefoodsDFW Lakewood store.” See stores and Twitter accounts by city below:


Austin – Lamar: 525 North Lamar Blvd. (info)

Austin – Arbor Trails: 4301 W. William Cannon, Bldg B, Ste 800 (info)


Dallas – Highland Park: 4100 Lomo Alto Dr. (info)

Dallas – Lakewood: 2118 Abrams Road (info)

Dallas – Park Lane: 8190 Park Lane, Suite 351 (info)


Houston – Bellaire: 4004 Bellaire Blvd. (info)

Houston – Kirby: 2955 Kirby Dr. (info)


San Antonio – Vineyard: 18403 Blanco Road (info)

How to Participate?

Attend a wine bar location and find the other Tweeters with Smartphones, tablets, or other devices. There will be coordinators at the locations as indicated above to help you with questions about Twitter and Texas wine, or tweet to one of the organizers of the event (indicated above). Select your Texas wine(s) and tweet with others about it. Also, post photos from your wine bar and discuss the wine, atmosphere and location.

If you cannot attend a wine bar location, follow along and enjoy tweeting from home about the Texas wines you are tasting, and interact with others doing the same at the live venues. We will also be inviting Texas wineries whose wines are available at our Twitter locations to participate.

Participating wineries and the Twitter names are: Duchman Family Winery (@DuchmanWinery) Messina Hof (@Messina_Hof), Llano Esstacado (@LlanoWine), McPherson Cellars (@McPhersonCellar), Becker Vineyards (@BeckerVineyards), Fall Creek Vineyards (@FallCreekWines).

How to Tweet about it?

To participate in the TXwine Twitter Tuesday tasting, remember to include #TXwine in your tweets.

If you’re new to Twitter, here’s how you participate:  just sign up for a free Twitter account at You can also go to the Tweetchat room set up for #TXwine ( No registration is required; you can login using your Twitter account info. In the Tweetchat room, participants are invited to follow tweets, add comments or tasting notes and share thoughts as participants taste and discuss the wines.

On TweetChat the hashtag #TXwine will be added automatically. If using TweetDeck or another Twitter application, you will need to add #TXwine in your Tweets.

More Tweets, More Fun!

Remember to taste, follow, tweet and repeat! More tastes, more tweets, more TXwine, more fun! Just remember to sip and spit or consume responsibly!

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