November 2014 #TXwine Twitter Thursday – Tempranillo Day Event


November 2014 #TXwine Twitter Thursday – Tempranillo Day Event

Writer, blogger and food/wine commentator, Andrew Chalk at has put Texas Tempranillos to the test (click here). For consumers, he recommends “Consider a Texas Tempranillo with your next steak, lamb or barbecue. Also, on day trips, consider visiting some producers and tasting their wines on their premises.” Andy also called Tempranillo “the right choice” for Texas’s leading namesake grape. Perhaps, he sees (and we should all see that Texas isn’t like Bordeaux, it sure as HELL ain’t like Burgundy, but Texas’s wine country is more like Spain the acknowledged home of the Tempranillo grape.

For sommeliers, Andy says, Tempranillo is “the best choice for your [wine] list and its the place to start for restaurants to bring Texas wines into their wine program. Well, November is the month for wine drinkers worldwide to celebrate Tempranillos. Thursday, November 13, 2014, has been officially proclaimed “Tempranillo Day” (click here) by TAPAS (Tempranillo Advocates Producers & Amigos. Therefore, Texans take note….

November’s #TXwine Twitter Tuesday will actually be held on Thursday, November 13. This change comes as our normal #TXwine Twitter event will be celebrating International Tempranillo Day along with many other Tempranillo lovers around the world on that Thursday.

Many people have called Tempranillo “the signature red grape of Texas”. Tempranillo certainly appears to be doing well here, but what better way to ascertain its status and reflect on its future in Texas versus the rest of the world than to taste, tweet and chat with others both inside and outside our great state.

No specific Texas Tempranillos will be featured in this Twitter event. So, feel free to find one, two or a few of your favorite Texas Tempranillos (TEXAS on the label) and share your thoughts and tasting experiences with the event’s participants.

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Jeff Cope and Russ Kane will  lead this #TXwine Twitter chat and help moderate the discussion as we enjoy a few of our favorite Tempranillos. Denise Clarke will be hosting friends at her house for a fun time together to enjoy Tempranillos, so you may want to consider doing the same.

Join us for the November #TXwine Twitter tasting on November 13th from 7-8 p.m. CST. Grab your favorite Tempranillo and we look forward to having you with us for a night of tasting and tweeting.

Please remember to include #TXwine and for this event #TempranilloDay in your tweets so everyone participating in the chat can see your tweets!


Denise, Jeff, Jessica, Russ, and Daniel

@DeniseClarkeTX, @TXWineLover, @JDewps, @VintageTexas, @txwinejournal

Additional Details: More after the jump!

NOTE: If you are new to Twitter, here’s how you participate: just sign up for a free Twitter account at You can also go to the TweetChat room set up for #TXwine ( No registration is required; you can login using your Twitter account info. In the TweetChat room, participants are invited to follow tweets, add comments or tasting notes and share thoughts as participants taste and discuss the wines.

Another Twitter chat website which works well is:

On TweetChat and TChat the hashtag #TXwine will automatically be added, but you will need to manually add the hashtag #TempranilloDay.

If you are using TweetDeck or another Twitter application, you will need to add #TXwine and #TempranilloDay to your tweets.

El Guapo – the first commercial Tempranillo wine in Texas

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