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Wineslinger Weekly Texas Wine Column – December 2012 Month-At-A Glance Summary

Texas Wineslinger – December 4, 2012: There are many Texas ports in a storm

It’s starting to get cold and stormy outside. As we gather around our dining tables and fireplaces this yearend, many bottles of Port wine will be opened. The origin of Port wine started with a 1678 visit by English merchants to an abbot in Lamego, Portugal, on the Douro River….

Texas Wineslinger – December 11, 2012: Recommendations from the best in Texas for selecting holiday wines

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and to search for a few good wines that will transform your holiday dinners into joyous occasions. Wouldn’t it be grand to have your own personal chef and sommelier? Well, I’ve brought together some of the best in Texas at wine and food and pairing to come to your recue….

Texas Wineslinger – December 18, 2012: Toast the Holidays with Texas Fizz and Fun

Texans love sparkling wines, and these bubblies have been around for some time. Lorenzo de Zavala (a noted land empresario, statesman and Texas revolutionary) left behind a sales receipt for Champagne from Île-de-France in Paris dated May 18, 1831, as proof….

Texas Wineslinger – December 26, 2012: La Bodega de Mitchell Crema Del Sol: A True Taste of Texas Wine History

Dr. Roy Mitchell has participated in more of the Texas wine experience than anybody still active in it. Prior to our meeting, I’d met Roy only once at a Texas wine industry meeting a few years ago where I first tasted his sherry. It was captivating then, but even more so now….

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