Texas Wine: April 19th at Texas Wine School with Texas’s True Wine Pioneers

Texas Wine: April 19th at Texas Wine School with Texas’s True Wine Pioneers and More… Texas Wine – Past, Present & Future with Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo of Messina Hof; Tuesday, April 19, 7-9pm – only $20 per person Messina Hof is the 3rd oldest winery in Texas, and is the most awarded …

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Sneak Peek of Messina Hof Winery 2015 at Vic & Anthony’s

Sneak Peek of Messina Hof Winery 2015 at Vic & Anthony’s Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo, the seventh generation winemaker in the Bonarrigo family, addressed the assemblage at Vic & Anthony’s Steak House in Houston to taste and savor the wines from Messina Hof Winery and Resort. With Paul Mitchell were his family: …

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Messina Hof Winery Harvesting: “More fun than I thought it would be!”

Messina Hof Winery Harvesting: “More fun than I thought it would be!” I was recently part of a limo-driven labor force on route from Houston to Bryan, Texas, to participate in this year’s harvesting of Black Spanish (Lenoir) grapes at Messina Hof Winery & Resort.  You may not recognize these …

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Messina Hof Hill Country Grand Opening: Of Tractors, Terroir and a Taste of 1984

Messina Hof Hill Country Grand Opening: Of Tractors, Terroir and a Taste of 1984 It was a grand day yesterday on the Fredericksburg Route 290 Wine Trail with another Texas winery planting its footprint at the epicenter of where it’s happening. It’s at the stretch of road between Blumenthal and …

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Messina Hof Let’s Talk Seafood Party: Like Opening the Pantry and Frig and Starting a Recipe from Scratch

Messina Hof Let’s Talk Seafood Party: Like Opening the Pantry and Frig and Starting a Recipe from Scratch Finally, a few days of lower temperatures lightened the evening drive from Houston to Messina Hof Winery and Resort for what was billed as their “Let’s Talk Seafood Cooking Party”. I had …

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Judgments of Texas Wine: Time for Another Texas Two-Sip. Join Me at Culinaria in San Antonio

Judgments of Texas Wine: Time for Another Texas Two-Sip. Join Me at Culinaria in San Antonio Where, What, When: Culinaria Wine and Culinary Arts Festival for the Texas Two Sip on Saturday, May 14, Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, 5:30 p.m. – $25 pre-sale, $35 at …

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Cowboys, Cabernet and More at the Bush Presidential Library

Cowboys, Cabernet and More at the Bush Presidential Library I drove up from Houston to College Station, Texas, as a hazy, yellow sunset burned ahead in the sky, masked only by a few wisps of periwinkle clouds. The roadside fields were lush with greens of every shade, made so by …

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Let’s Taste the Terroir, Search for Parking and Savor the Coffee

Let’s Taste the Terroir, Search for Parking and Savor the Coffee Entry 3 – The Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival Adventure Two festival events preoccupied my attention yesterday: “Where Terroir Meets Tradition”, a noontime luncheon tasting featuring six premium Texas wines appointed with three carefully inspired food  pairings …

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Texas Ports of Call – Port, Food, and Chocolate Pairing Ideas

Texas Ports of Call – Port, Food, and Chocolate Pairing Ideas from Messina Hof Winery & Resort NOTE: A Vintage Texas blog reader recently posted a comment that requested information on pairing chocolate and wine. I responded that I believe that I could do this one better to include food, …

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