TX Locations Wine: A worthy wine as big as the state it represents

TX Locations Wine: A worthy wine as big as the state it represents Dave Phinney’s idea is simple, complicated and a great deal of fun, all rolled into one. As you can see below harvested from the Locations Wine website: The Simple: Make the best possible wine from a given…

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A Texas Winemaker with a New Mission and Wine: Brock Estes, DANK, Johnny Rojo, a starter wine without training wheels!

A Texas Winemaker with a New Mission and Wine: Brock Estes, DANK, Johnny Rojo, a starter wine without training wheels! If you don’t know Brock Estes, it might be hard for you to make a sentence with these three words in it: Fly Gap, Dank and wine. But, if you…

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In Memoriam: Clinton “Doc” McPherson, Pioneer of Texas Wine, Passed Today

In Memoriam: Clinton “Doc” McPherson, Pioneer of Texas Wine, Passed Today The passing of Clinton “Doc” McPherson was reported this morning on Texas Wine Lover blog. Those in the Texas wine and grape industry and countless people that now enjoy Texas wine, please stop and take a moment to savor…

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

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…

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Tasting Among Old Friends: 4.0 Cellars and a New Texas Wine Experience

Tasting Among Old Friends: 4.0 Cellars and a New Texas Wine Experience As I left my Texas Hill Country cottage, there was a recently unfamiliar sight: patches of sky reflected up from puddles on the pockmarked country road. The wet coolness of the afternoon reminded me of driving another wine…

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Three Lessons for Texas Winemakers to Live By

Manifesto: Three Lessons for Texas Winemakers to Live By I stopped by for a visit with Kim McPherson, known as “K Mac” to some in Texas; he’s proprietor and winemaker at his McPherson Cellars winery in Lubbock, Texas. His family line, namely his father Clinton “Doc” McPherson, goes back to…

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Ten Things I Learned About Wine, Food and People at the 2010 Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit

Ten Things I Learned About Wine, Food and People at the 2010 Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit 1. Court of Master Sommeliers – Deductive Tasting Format. This was a technique that I learned at a CMS class in Houston many years ago when Guy Stout brought it to town…

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A TOAST ON THE HIGH PLAINS… THE “GIANT SIP” OF TEXAS

A TOAST ON THE HIGH PLAINS… THE “GIANT SIP” OF TEXAS The 1st Annual Lubbock, Texas Wine Festival… “A TOAST ON THE HIGH PLAINS…THE GIANT SIP OF TEXAS”.    When: November 6 thru 8, 2009 (Fri. – Sat. – Sun.) Where: Louise Underwood Center for the Arts – Ave. K and Mac…

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Video: Texas Sangiovese, the Warm Climate Pinot Noir

Video: Texas Sangiovese, the Warm Climate Pinot Noir Sangiovese is universally acknowledged as one of the great grapes of Italy and is the principal grape used in producing Chianti in Tuscany. The grape normally produces light to medium bodied red wines with crisp acidity that makes them the near-perfect match…

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