Virtual pecan and wine tasting to mark October as Texas Pecan and Texas Wine Months
As October marks Texas Pecan and Texas Wine Months, the Texas Pecan Board invites Texans across the state to celebrate these two great agriculture products all month long. To celebrate, the Texas Pecan Board will host a virtual pecan and wine tasting, in collaboration with Texas Fine Wine, led by Sommelier Jessica Dupuy and Texas Culinary Expert and Food Historian Melissa Guerra on October 21, 2020, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
“Considering the history and culture behind Texas pecans and Texas wine, it’s only fitting that we bring the two together to celebrate their place in Texas cuisine,” said Dupuy. “This tasting will be a great way to look at the different grape varieties that are doing well in Texas and taste how wines from these varieties are complemented by Texas pecans.”
Featured wines will include Brennan Vineyards Viognier, Duchman Family Winery Dry Rosé, Spicewood Vineyards Tandem (Syrah and Carignan), Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo, and Bending Branch Winery Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards.
“Texas pecans and Texas wines are essential when celebrating the holidays in our Lone Star State. Locally grown and sustainable, they make great gifts to share!” said Guerra. “And, they make for a true Texas experience!”
Native, homegrown pecans have a rich history in Texas, with family-owned pecan orchards and wild pecan trees speckled throughout the spacious Lone Star State. Pecans are integral to Texas food culture. Their distinct flavor and versatile culinary application are why pecans continue to be America’s original super nut, nourishing families with their wholesome, heart-healthy nutrients for hundreds of years. Governor Greg Abbott recently signed a proclamation in support of Texas Pecan Month and recognition of the important role of Texas pecan growers.
Individual pecan orchards and retail locations across the state may be running specials throughout the month, so be sure to check out your local favorites. In addition to joining the virtual tasting event, Texans can demonstrate their passion for Texas pecans throughout Texas Pecan Month by sharing recipes, wine pairings and Texas pecan-inspired snacking moments in social media by using #TexasPecanMonth.
About the Texas Pecan Board
The Texas Pecan Board is the pecan grower checkoff and the state agency for pecans in the State of Texas. Through the financial support of each and every Texas pecan grower, the Texas Pecan Board does research, education and promotion of the healthiest, most nutritious food on earth – Texas Pecans! Learn more about the Texas Pecan Board at texaspecanboard.com.
About Texas Fine Wine
Established in 2014, Texas Fine Wine is a group of five highly respected wineries making quality, benchmark wines from Texas grapes, sharing exceptional winery experiences, and providing excellent guest services. Texas Fine Wine includes Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Brennan Vineyards in Comanche, Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood, Pedernales Cellars in Stonewall, and Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood.