Sand in My Wine……

  “Texas Bays are a magnificent resource, shallow and brackish and marshy-bordered and rich with life …. The flat land runs to the flat bays, and beyond the flat sandy islands is the blue flat Gulf.” – John Graves, in The Water Hustlers, 1971 The sandy Texas coastal region is…

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The Judgment of Houston – 1

 The Judgment of Houston – 1 Rewind about thirty wine years to the mid-1970’s……France was king of wine and California was clamoring for credit. Then, on May 24, 1976, Harpers Wine and Spirit Weekly Magazine staged a double-blind tasting event that they called “The Great Cabernet Conundrum”.  This competition involved…

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Hello world! A Texan in France

  Why would someone that has a love affair with Texas go to southern France (particularly with the exchange rate situation)?    Simply put….to experience things Mediterranean and “wine culture”, first hand. Well, guess what?  This region of France appears to offer many things that we have right here in…

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