If You Have a Glass of Texas Wine and a Chicken Fried Whatever, You Must Be at the State Fair of Texas

If you happen to find yourself lifting a glass of Texas wine in one hand and a chicken fried whatever in the other, there should be no question where you are. There only one place where these two universes collide. It’s the State Fair of Texas (www.bigtex.com). The other giveaway as to where you are will be “Big Tex”, the Fair’s animated, larger-than-life greeter, who will be shouting out his welcome to all Texans and their designated friends and family…..”Wel-Come To…The..State Fair…of Texas”.

If you are wondering what I’m talking about with my comment “Chicken Fried Whatever”, check out last years award winning fried food at the State Fair of Texas:

What Wine Do You Serve with Chicken Fried Bacon? The State Fair of Texas Winning Fried Food

http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=1220

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Texas Wine Garden Line Up of Featured Texas Wineries and Speakers at 2010 State Fair of Texas

This year, a fine line up of Texas wineries and feature speakers has been assembled at the Wine Garden. At the Texas State Fair? You Bet!

The State Fair of Texas Wine Garden offers visitors a number of reasons to stop by. It’s a good place to relax, people-watch, learn about wine, sample wine or, on weekends, a place to enjoy live jazz, a glass of red or white and some cheese and fruit. Wine tastings are held daily; prices start at 2 coupons, depending on what’s being poured. Wine by the glass and wine-paired snacks are for sale; check the Wine Garden for prices. The State Fair of Texas Wine Garden is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m, Fridays through Mondays, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. It’s sponsored by Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program (). Check here for a scheduled listing of participating Texas wineries at the Wine Garden:

(http://bigtex.com/sft/nav/dailycalendar.asp)

Jeff Siegel, The Wine Curmudgeon and “Grand Poobah” of the Drink Local Wine movement, has assembled a great program of interviews with Texas winemakers, growers, sommeliers and even more remarkably me, Russ Kane the old “Texas WineSlinger himself from VintageTexas. I will be talking about my travels and travails around the state’s highways and byways visiting Texas’ wineries and vineyards while uncovering Texas wine history, discovering its wine legacy and trying to understand its future evolution. So, if you want a peek at me or ask me a question or two, I will see you there. My time slot is Monday, September 27th at 3 pm in the Wine Garden. A complete list of Jeff’s interviews is available for download at:

Jeff Siegel\’s Schedule of Texas Wine Interviews

He’s lined up some impressive names — Paula Lambert, one of the top cheesemakers in the world, to discuss cheese and wine pairings; chef Joel Harloff of the re-opened Green Room; master sommelier James Tidwell, long a proponent of Texas wine; and Jim and Vicki White, who run the Savor Dallas wine and food festival.

Read more and check for schedule updates at: http://www.winecurmudgeon.com/my_weblog/2010/09/texas-wine-at-the-state-fair-of-texas.html#ixzz10HgB5Jtj

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