Write Off the Vine: Texas Wine News – October 24, 2009
Still ONE MORE Week…Texas Wine Month Trail
You still have until October 31
There is still a week in October and the Texas Wine Month Trail is going strong! Purchase your tickets now and get out to explore the Texas Hill Country Wineries for the rest of the month.
You’ve asked for it and we have listened! A wine trail that is ALL about the wines of the Texas Hill Country… With 24 participating wineries there is an endless combination of day trips for you, your family and friends.
Sixteen of local restaurants, hotels, bed & breakfasts, even a golf course have partnered with the Trail to give you more value off the trail with your ticket. Each business has provided a special discount or complimentary offer to trail ticket holders only. Be sure add these stops to your daytrips!
Even more value…Visit a minimum of 14 wineries on the trail, collect stamps from each and you will be entered in the Texas Wine Month Trail raffle. There will be 5 winners drawn with the chance to win the favorite wines from the 24 participating wineries. Along with being entered into the raffle for visiting 14 wineries, you will also receive the Texas Wine Month Recipe Collection with delicious recipes paired with award-winning wines from the Texas Hill Country Wineries.
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW AT WWW.TEXASWINETRAIL.COM
Artist celebrates Texas wine industry
by KARI KRAMER, Country World Editor
Throughout the month of October, wine-grape growers, winemakers and vineyards have been celebrating Texas Wine Month. One Texas artist wanted to capture the essence of the Texas Wine industry in pictures.
Artist Rick Vanderpool, of Hunt County, traveled the state visiting and photographing Texas vineyards and wineries. Vanderpool, of Commerce, has made a career of creating custom, unique pieces of art related to Texas. Beginning in 2000 with a montage of photos titled, “Looking for Texas,” Vanderpool, 60, made a name for himself as a real Texas artist. He went on to complete additional projects, focusing his lens on everything from windmills to spurs. His latest project, “Ninety Days in Texas Wine Country,” details the growing Texas wine industry.
The final project contains 90 images, representing 90 days at more than 100 Texas vineyards and wineries. Vanderpool has been debuting the montage at Texas Wine Month events throughout the month of October. He plans to continue his tour through the end of the year.
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What Happening On Texas Wine Twitter (www.twitter.com: search Tag #TXWine)
Abbywine: Great article summarizing the burgeoning #wine scene of TX Hill Country roughly btween Austin and Houston http://bit.ly/3U2ahI
The Texas Wine Czar: Like the new look? I decided to keep the Czar hat, sash and suit, and its my new look. See my 10 proclaimations http://bit.ly/1EK1em
VintageTexas: TOAST ON THE HIGH PLAINS/ GIANT SIP OF TEXAS;1st Wine Festival LUBBOCK’S GONE WET – http://bit.ly/4yBSWj
DrPepper1014: Drinking Dry Comal Creek French Colombard 2007 Demi-Sweet
Vinocations: Artist celebrates Texas wine industry: http://ow.ly/w5cp
WineTwits: Thanks lots @boneygirl2! Anyone else up on the Texas wine scene too? Please share your knowledge @WineTwits –> http://bit.ly/3tUHkX
slhousman: RT @WineTwits: Funny, @mrsisgpotm “Annoy the French, Drink Texas Wine” T-Shirt –> http://yfrog.com/2p30yj great shirt!
You can vote for Rubio, the worlds cutest Labradoodle, in his Halloween costume as Sherlock Homes complete with “hounds” tooth cape and deerstalker hat. He is trying to solve the “Lost Bone Mystery”. Go to: http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/inspector-rubio-sherlock-holmes-costume/