Texas Fine Wine “Wish List” for the Holidays

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The wineries of Texas Fine Wine have won new gold medals at recent competitions and received other accolades for their wines. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season in full swing, now is the perfect time to remind your loved ones that “all I want for Christmas is wine,” and not just any wine, but some of the best Texas wines representing the Lone Star State. Here are some recent award-winning wines from Texas Fine Wine, which are [Read More…]

2014 Jefferson Cup Invitational Results – Texas Wineries

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As we previously posted, Pedernales Cellars was the lone Texas winery who won a Jefferson Cup in the 2014 Jefferson Cup Invitational. The Kansas City-based wine competition is different than other wine competitions since instead of paying an entrance fee, the Jefferson Cup wines are nominated. The 2014 competition included wines from 25 states however only 14 states won Jefferson Cups. This year, out of over 740 chosen wines, the judges selected just over 320 wines to receive the “Medals [Read More…]

Pedernales Cellars wins a 2014 Jefferson Cup

Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo Reserve 2012

(STONEWALL) – Pedernales Cellars is one of just 31 wineries from across the nation to be honored with a Jefferson Cup for 2014. The winery’s 2012 Texas Tempranillo Reserve is just one of 20 red wine selections – part of a 38-wine list – honored by the Kansas City-based invitational competition which some wine aficionados refer to as “the Olympics of wine.”

2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition – Texas Winery Results

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The top winners in the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition were recently announced. Along with that announcement, it stated they judged wines from 43 Texas wineries. I am not sure where they got that number because according to the official results of all medals, there are 46 wineries in the list that operate a winery in Texas. Perhaps it is how the winery entered the competition. As a reminder, the Top Texas Wine was the Driftwood Estate Winery [Read More…]

2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition Results

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Top wines were selected from thousands of entries in the 2015 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, held Nov. 15 – 16, 2014, at NRG Center. The 2015 International Wine Competition judging boasted 2,578 entries, including wines from 43 Texas wineries and 16 different countries. Medals were awarded to 2,221 wines by 20 panels of judges, consisting of wine experts, collectors and knowledgeable consumers.

American Wine Society 2014 Commercial Competition: Texas Results

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The 2014 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition was held early November at the Embassy Suites in Concord, N.C. More than 600 wines were entered from across North America in this competition, one of the oldest in the nation. They earned 44 gold medals and 48 double gold medals. Double gold is awarded by unanimous choice of a judging panel. The entire results can be seen at the American Wine Society website, but here are the Texas wineries which received [Read More…]

TEXSOM International Wine Awards

EXSOM International Wine Awards

Irving, Texas (November 13, 2014) –– TEXSOM Co-founders and Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks and James Tidwell today announced that they are rebranding The Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM International Wine Competition as the TEXSOM International Wine Awards. The TEXSOM International Wine Awards is now accepting entries for the 2015 competition, which will be held Monday, February 23 and Tuesday, February 24, 2015, in Irving, Texas.

Battle of the Texas Tempranillos – Analysis

Battle of the Texas Tempranillos - judging

The Battle of the Texas Tempranillos was a big success with 28 wineries participating and providing their best Tempranillo. After 15 judges finished, there was a list of their favorites and we posted the top 11 wines because there was a tie for 9th place. Let’s take a little closer look at those 11 wines. It was interesting most of the top rated wines were 100% Tempranillo, or at least which was revealed when technical sheets were received as requested. [Read More…]

Battle of the Texas Tempranillos – Video

Battle of the Texas Tempranillos - judging

The Battle of the Texas Tempranillos was held by Texas Wine Lover on November 8th at the Nice Winery in Houston, Texas. The Battle allowed only one Tempranillo from each winery, so if a winery makes more than one Tempranillo, they had a tough decision to decide on their best Tempranillo to enter. 28 wineries entered the Battle meaning there were 28 wines to rate by 15 judges. Following is a short video of the event. Enjoy!

Battle of the Texas Tempranillos

Battle of the Texas Tempranillos - judging

It seems a Battle of Texas wines is a regular event now at Texas Wine Lover. Last year we had the Battle of the Texas Roussannes. Since we had previously done two white wines, it was now time for a red wine. Tempranillo is arguably the signature red wine of Texas, so it was only fitting that the next battle be the Battle of the Texas Tempranillos. We started planning the Battle in May and invited all Texas wineries we [Read More…]