2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition Texas Winery Results

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The top winners in the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition were recently announced. Along with that announcement, it stated they judged wines from 40 Texas wineries. I am not sure where they got that number because according to the official results of all medals, there are 47 wineries in the listRead More

Texas Viognier is Blind Tasted Against California and France

Pedernales Viognier Reserve 2012

Earlier in April we learned Pedernales Cellars had won a grand gold for its 2012 Viognier Reserve at the Lyon International Wine Competition. There were over 3,000 entries and out of approximately 200 grand gold medals, the Pedernales Viognier was the only one from the United States. A grand gold identifies a first place finishRead More

NICE Winery Malbec Vertical Wine Tasting

Blind wines

I have previously posted about the NICE Winery located in Houston and owned by Ryan Levy and Ian Eastveld. We enjoyed visiting the winery the first time so much that we joined their wine club. NICE Winery makes their Malbec in Mendoza, Argentina and has three vintages available: 2007, 2008, and 2009. The 2009 wasRead More

Cap*Rock Winery

Cap*Rock - barrels and tanks

http://www.caprockwinery.com Cap*Rock Winery is located in Lubbock and is owned by Catherine Bodenstedt. Phillip Anderson is the General Manager and Michael Vorauer is the winemaker. Catherine Bodenstedt purchased the winery in August 2010 after multiple auctions. Instead of retelling the story of the auctions and other proceedings, please read the blog posts on VintageTexas startingRead More

Colorado Wineries


When I decided to go to DrinkLocalWine.com’s conference DLW 2012 in Denver, I quickly made airline reservations. Later I learned some of the other attendees were going to take a full day tour on Sunday of various local wineries around Denver and Boulder. Unfortunately my return flight was already scheduled for Sunday morning so IRead More

One Year Anniversary of TX Wine Lover Blog

I can’t believe March 20th will be the first anniversary since the creation of this blog. I started the blog with some goals in mind and they haven’t changed since: Help consumers discover wineries they may not know about and they should visit Help wineries with marketing Help wine related events with marketing Gloria andRead More