My 2014 Most Memorable Texas Wines

Rebecca's Best of 2014 Texas wines

This has been a watershed year in wine for me. Among my many highlights for 2014, I attended TEXSOM and met fellow Texas Wine Lover Jeff Cope; I passed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Level 1 examination; I attended fabulous wine events and talked with up-and-coming Texas winemakers; and, most significantly, Jeremy Wilson and I joined up with Jeff and Gloria to form the expanded Texas Wine Lover team. With a year like that, you’d think that by now, my [Read More…]

Lodi wines compared to Texas wines, hats, and cattle

Over 20,000 acres in the Lodi AVA are Lodi Rules certified; such as Dave Devine’s pristinely cultivated LDL Vineyards Zinfandel, located on the gentle slopes of Lodi’s Clements Hills AVA

Following is a collaborative effort between Randy Caparoso from Lodi Wine and Jeremy Wilson from Texas Wine Lover. Jeremy Wilson – a sommelier/wine writer with Texas Wine Lover who lives in the officially recognized Texas Hill Country AVA (approved in 1991), where he works for Kuhlman Cellars – recently wrote to us, telling us that he believes the Lodi AVA has a lot in common with the Texas wine industry. Not knowing a lot about Texas wines, we asked Mr. Wilson to help us catch his drift. His immediate [Read More…]