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.

Learning is Fun at Women for WineSense

Women for WineSense meeting

If you’re on social media much at all, I bet you’ve seen at least one—a wine meme like the one below. These memes always seem to feature a woman in vintage garb prattling about her zeal for wine, implying that we gals exhibit over-enthusiasm for wine and have done so since time immemorial.

Take a Texas Wine Tour Off the Beaten Path

Southwest Fort Worth

Since you’re here on the Texas Wine Lover site, you’ve already gotten the news that they make wine in Texas. But did you also know that not only do we make wine here in the Lone Star State—we make really good wine that is winning medals in prestigious international competitions? On top of that, Texas has become a major wine tourism destination, with the Hill Country second only to Napa in attracting wine tourists, according to the Orbitz Insider Index. [Read More…]

Review of Landon Winery’s Dolcetto 2012

Landon Winery's Dolcetto 2012

Landon Winery, founded in 2005, offers world-class wines to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and beyond. Having two locations, the original winery being in downtown McKinney, TX and the second location in Greenville, TX, Landon Winery produces a wide array of wines. As a bonus, they also make custom personalized labels that are perfect for gift giving or events such as birthdays and weddings. They also have a custom winemaking program which allows an individual to make their own wine at [Read More…]

Eden Hill Holiday Wine Dinner

Eden Hill Winery Holiday Wine Dinner

If you haven’t heard of Eden Hill Vineyard & Winery yet, you will soon. They are a small winery making excellent wine in Celina, Texas, just 30 minutes north of Dallas. They recently put out this announcement of their Holiday Wine Dinner event which sounds fantastic and since seating is limited, make your reservations now!

The Texas Wine Lover – Peru Connection

Pisco Portón

I can connect Texas Wine Lover to Peru in 5 easy steps, moving from the closest link to the most remote: Our team member Gloria is Peruvian. One of my dearest friends just spent 15 days traveling in Peru, uploading amazing photographs to social media along the way. Back in March of this year, Jeff posted an article about his and Gloria’s interview with Johnny Schuler, the Master Distiller for Pisco Portón. Pisco is the national spirit of Peru, and [Read More…]

Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006

Landon Winery Meritage

We happened to have some free time this past week while in the Dallas area and decided to pop into Landon Winery in McKinney, Texas. I had read about them and had seen many comments on how great the wines were, but I needed to find out for myself. Since it was also Drink Local Wine Week, it made sense to enjoy some local wine.

State Fair Wine Garden, Cheese, and Pickles

State Fair Wine Garden

Anyone with a long history of State Fair of Texas attendance has a list of favorites they typically have to check off, and I’m no exception. When I go, I have to hit the Texas Star Ferris wheel, the Backyard Circus, the Pig Races, and the Creative Arts building.  I’ll even try my hand at the Midway games, where I’m a winner even when I lose because then I don’t have tote a huge stuffed animal around. Then, of course, there’s all [Read More…]

C’mon Down to Dallas

Dallas Skyline

About two weeks ago when I was busier than a one-legged cat in a sandbox, Douglas Trapasso, a Chicago Sommelier/Blogger and TEXSOM alum dropped in on the Texas Wine Drinkers (TWD) Facebook page and laid down a small challenge: Ok TWD: Make your case. It’s been a month since TEXSOM and I can’t wait to see your state again! But where should I go next? I want to visit some cool wineries and restaurants, as well as work in some tasting and service practice with [Read More…]

Texas Fine Wine will be at TEXSOM Again this Year

Texas Fine Wine logo

CENTRAL TEXAS, July 21, 2014 – Celebrating one of the largest and most prominent wine education conferences for wine, spirits and beverage professionals, Texas Fine Wine is a proud sponsor of TEXSOM in its 10th year. Texas Fine Wine will co-host with Texas Monthly a Hospitality Suite on Sunday, August 10, for TEXSOM participants. Representing four distinguished Texas wineries, Texas Fine Wine will also pour wines for guests attending the August 11 Grand Tasting. Texas Fine Wine members include Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery and Pedernales Cellars, a [Read More…]