Stop Thief! Barrel Tasting at Ron Yates Wines

Stop Thief! Barrel Tasting at Ron Yates Wines Unfortunately, I missed the 2019 Ron Yates Barrel Experience where participants sampled Ron Yates 2018 Merlot made from grapes harvested in John Freisen’s Vineyard in Loop, Texas. The aim was to taste wine made from the same grapes aged in a variety…

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Tasting America’s Best Vineyard: To Kalon

Tasting America’s Best Vineyard: To Kalon What did Robert Mondavi see in “To Kalon” many years ago? On paper, To Kalon can be described as follows: In 1868, H. W. Crabb planted a vineyard nearby the Napa River that he named To Kalon – loosely translated from Greek as most beautiful,…

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Congrats to Fall Creek Vineyards! Their GSM Texas Monthly’s Top Texas Wine

Congrats to Fall Creek Vineyards! Their GSM Texas Monthly’s Top Texas Wine As announced by Fall Creek Vineyards Director of Winemaking Sergio Cuadra, “We are thrilled to learn that our 2015 Fall Creek Vineyards Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre (GSM), Salt Lick Vineyards was awarded this year’s Texas Monthly’s Top Texas Wine.…

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Meet the Makers: Native Texans, Chris Brundrett & Dan Garrison Host Special Wine and Bourbon Pairing Dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse

Meet the Makers: Native Texans, Chris Brundrett (William Chris Vineyards) and Dan Garrison (Garrison Brothers) Host Special Wine and Bourbon Pairing Dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse Houston, June 27th. Click here for tickets. The maker behind the beloved Texas wines, Chris Brundrett from William Chris Vineyards and founder and distillery Quarterback,…

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A Cowboy Walked into Los Pinos Vineyards Tasting Room – A Fredericksburg Tasting

A Cowboy Walked into Los Pinos Vineyards Tasting Room – A Fredericksburg Tasting The way the story goes… A cowboy walked into the tasting room at Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards in Pittsburg, Texas, with a parrot on his shoulder. The tasting room manager asked, “Where did you get him?” The parrot…

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Historic Stonewall Motor Lodge in Texas Wine Country Re-opening Special Rates for 64 days

Historic Stonewall Motor Lodge in Texas Wine Country Re-opening Special Rates for 64 days  Stonewall Motor Lodge (14818 US Hwy 290 E, Stonewall, TX) is now taking reservations. The property has undergone a complete refurbishment under its new owners. The renovation includes new flooring, paint, tile, bathroom fixtures, custom furniture,…

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Shake Shack Celebrates Houston Pride

Shake Shack Celebrates Houston Pride In celebration of Pride Month, Shake Shack is hosting a special dine-out at the Shack just down the street from my office in Houston’s Montrose (1002 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006) on Tuesday, June 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Throughout the day, guests who mention they are…

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Wedding Oak Winery: New Wines & Digs in Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country

Wedding Oak Winery: New Wines & Digs in Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country It was our first trip to Fredericksburg since the warm summer weather settled in. However, there was a breeze and the wine was flowing in the shade of the front porch of Wedding Oak Winery’s new…

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Monarch Conservation Webinar Series – 2019 Hosted by the Monarch Joint Venture

Monarch Conservation Webinar Series – 2019 Hosted by the Monarch Joint Venture See the dates for the 2019 Monarch Conservation Webinar Series below, hosted by the Monarch Joint Venture and the USFWS National Conservation Training Center. Click on the title of the webinar to register for it. To see completed…

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