At Texsom, Go For The Gold: Texas Monthly/Texas Fine Wine Reception


At Texsom, Go For The Gold: Texas Monthly/Texas Fine Wine Reception

Celebrating one of the largest and most prominent wine education conferences for wine, spirits and beverage professionals, Texas Fine Wine is a proud sponsor of TEXSOM in its 10th year.  Texas Fine Wine will co-host with Texas Monthly a Hospitality Suite on Sunday, August 10, for TEXSOM participants. Representing four distinguished Texas wineries, Texas Fine Wine will also pour wines for guests attending the August 11 Grand Tasting.

Texas Fine Wine members include Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery and Pedernales Cellars, a select and distinctive group of Texas wineries dedicated to producing quality wines sourced from Texas appellation vineyards, delivering excellent customer service and setting the highest standards in the Texas wine industry.

Fredrik Osterberg, co-owner of Pedernales Cellars, said, “Our focus is to bring more attention to fine wines made in Texas that can be found on the wine lists of some of the best restaurants and wine stores in the state. We look forward to sharing our wines that range from Viognier,  Vermentino and Picpoul Blanc to Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Mourvedre and Tannat – all of which express Texas terroir and character.”


Texas Fine Wine participating wineries have the distinction of being garnered 25 Gold, Double Gold, Best-in-Class and Silver awards since 2010 at wine competitions from coast-to-coast. A list of these awards is available at:

Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars

Make your Texas Fine Wine tasting list and bring it with you to Texsom. Due to the limited production of Texas wines, they are not generally available out of state. This is a unique opportunity to taste some of the best wines Texas has to offer.


“This is the second year Texas Monthly has sponsored a Texas wine suite at TEXSOM,” says Jessica Dupuy, Texas Monthly wine columnist.  “We continue to see great strides in the quality of Texas wines and this is a perfect opportunity to share these wines with a national community of influential wine professionals.”

Founded in 2005, TEXSOM was started by Master Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks to help promote professional wine service standards, outline paths for further wine education and certification, and raise public awareness about the professional standards and certifications for sommeliers. Today, the conference draws a total of 800 attendees, of which 600 are sommeliers and other beverage industry professionals.


The Texas Fine Wine Hospitality Suite, for registered TEXSOM conference attendees, is Sunday August 10, 2014, from 5 – 8 pm at the Four Season Las Colinas in Suite 215/219.  For more information on Texas Fine Wine, go to www.TexasFineWine, Facebook: TexasFineWine, and Twitter: #texasfinewine.

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