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