Newsom Vineyards at Comfort: It’s Always Been the Plan

Newsom Vineyards at Comfort: It’s Always Been the Plan A few weeks ago, I linked up on social media with Nolan Newsom, son of Texas winegrowing legends Neal and Janice Newsom of Newsom Vineyards in Plains, Texas. Nolan and I agreed to meet for breakfast in  Comfort on my next trip to…

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Calais Winery: A Winemaker Tasting à la Cave

Calais Winery: A Winemaker Tasting à la Cave After my tasting this past weekend at Calais Winery, between Hye and Johnson City on Texas Highway 290, I believe that the transformation of Ben Calais’ winery from urban Dallas storefront to subterranean Texas hill country affair has made his fine wines even better. Not that his wines…

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John Rivenburgh: Texas ‘Gipsy Winemaker’ Considers Opportune Times & Real Texas Wines

John Rivenburgh: Texas ‘Gipsy Winemaker’ Considers Opportune Times & Real Texas Wines Sitting in the shady spot just off Fredericksburg’s busy Main Street with John Rivenburgh sharing some Texas wine, he said, “One day I knew I needed a change. Bending Branch Winery was a good place for me. But, I…

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Texas Wine: April 19th at Texas Wine School with Texas’s True Wine Pioneers

Texas Wine: April 19th at Texas Wine School with Texas’s True Wine Pioneers and More… Texas Wine – Past, Present & Future with Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo of Messina Hof; Tuesday, April 19, 7-9pm – only $20 per person Messina Hof is the 3rd oldest winery in Texas, and is the most awarded…

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Texas Fine Wine’s New Rich Reds, Whites and Fruit-Forward Rosés Come from Abundant 2015 Harvest

Texas Fine Wine’s New Rich Reds, Whites and Fruit-Forward Rosés Come from Abundant 2015 Harvest Spring in Texas signals bluebonnets and a whole host of other wildflowers. But, for wine enthusiasts across the State, they are anxiously awaiting the new releases from the 2015 vintage and newly bottled red wines. The wineries…

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Texas Wine’s High Plains A-Team: Newsom, Reddy, Llano Estacado

Texas Wine’s High Plains A-Team: Newsom, Reddy, Llano Estacado As I disembarked from the plane in Lubbock, I recall thinking that the skies above the Texas high plains are bigger and bluer than just about anywhere I’ve been on this good Earth. The air had the familiar dry bite of…

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Farewell Pierre: Memoriam to a “Good Enough Farmer” that Could Change Terroir to His Liking

Farewell Pierre: Memoriam to a “Good Enough Farmer” that Could Change Terroir to His Liking “Entering the winery at Kiepersol, I was dwarfed by a large room with shiny stainless steel tanks defining its perimeter. Across the room, I saw a tall man in a white shirt and jeans, topped…

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Texas Fine Wine Adds Spicewood Vineyards as New Member

TEXAS FINE WINE ADDS SPICEWOOD VINEYARDS AS NEW MEMBER 2016 marks third year of marketing initiative driven by highly respected, distinguished Texas wineries For the first time since its inception in March 2014, Texas Fine Wine is adding a new winery to its roster: Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood, Texas.  Texas…

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Texas Wine School Offers First-Of-Its-Kind Texas Wine Authority Course

Texas Wine School Offers First-Of-Its-Kind Texas Wine Authority Course This course will meet in three classes, 3 hours each on consecutive Wednesday evenings (January 13/20/27, 2016), 6:30 – 9:30 pm each day at Houston’s Texas Wine School. Course instructor: Dr. Russell D. Kane (Doc Russ, Texas Wineslinger) of VintageTexas.   Course Summary Texas Wine Authority…

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McHenry’s Wedding Oak Winery Incubator Winery Project Gives Birth: Old Man Scary Cellars

McHenry’s Wedding Oak Winery Incubator Winery Project Gives Birth: Old Man Scary Cellars Wedding Oak Winery will launch the first Incubator winery project in San Saba, Texas, with the opening of Old Man Scary Cellars in November 2015. Conceived with new Texas start-up wineries in mind, Wedding Oak Winery owner…

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