2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards – Texas winners

TEXSOM International Wine Awards

The 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards presented by Texas Monthly was recently held February 23-24 at the Irving Convention Center. Here are the Texas wineries who won medals.

Blue Lotus Winery Upcoming Events

Blue Lotus Winery tasting room

Blue Lotus Winery and Texas Mead Works are at the same location and that is in Seguin, Texas. When I visited there in 2013, they were doing tastings in the production area and were planning on building a tasting room near the road frontage and the neighboring vineyard. The tasting room has now been built and while we were at the TWGGA Conference in San Marcos, we made a quick trip to Seguin to visit the tasting room.

2015 Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

FEB. 23, 2015 – HOUSTON: Thousands toasted award-winning wines and tasted outstanding food from 91 distinguished Houston restaurants, chefs, and caterers to celebrate the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. In November, the International Wine Competition 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. The champion wines are: Grand Champion Best of Show – Rombauer Vineyards [Read More…]

Texas Monthly Chosen as Presenting Sponsor of TEXSOM International Wine Awards

Texas Monthly - TEXSOM

Dallas, Texas (February 3, 2015) –– TEXSOM Co-founders and Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks and James Tidwell today announced that Texas Monthly will be the Presenting Sponsor for the 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards. In addition, the deadline for early submission has been extended until Friday, February 6th, 2015. “Texas Monthly is a good match for TEXSOM, with a strong ethical core, high journalistic standards, and a sterling reputation,” said Tidwell. “The magazine is a leader in Texas. Food Editor Patricia [Read More…]

2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – Texas Results

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

After receiving 6,417 entries from more than 25 states, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, recognized as the largest competition of American wines in the world and presented by BevMo!, released their results. All the results can be seen on the website winejudging.com Following are the Texas wineries who won medals.

Texas Fine Wine “Wish List” for the Holidays

Texas Fine Wine logo

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

TWGGA Conference - glassware

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.