2013 Fall Wine Festivals

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Even though it’s just starting to get hot in Texas, it isn’t too soon to start planning on what Texas wine festivals you may want to attend this year. Here is a listing of the 2013 Fall Wine Festivals coming up later this year. See you at a festival! Note: It is too early for some planning committees so the dates are not yet set for some festivals. We will update the dates as we know them. If you know [Read More...]

Why Buying Local is Worth Every Cent

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Buying Local makes an impact on local economy. This is similar to what we’ve been saying for years: Drink Local Wine “Why Buying Local is Worth Every Cent” infographic by CustomMade

Texas Wine Lover’s New Year’s Resolutions

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Everybody makes New Year’s Resolutions so I thought I would come up with mine, the Texas Wine Lover’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2013. Undoubtedly the most common resolution is to lose weight so I’ll make that my first resolution. I need to lose a little weight and get back in shape. It’s funny I mentioned starting to exercise and diet a couple months ago on Facebook and said that I needed to cut out either wine or food. The unanimous [Read More...]

Texas 2012 Autumn Wine Festivals

It’s that time of year again to start thinking about cooler weather (yes, sometime soon in Texas) but most of all Wine Festivals which occur in the Fall or if you prefer Autumn. Here is a listing of 2012 Wine Festivals coming up this year. Please let me know if I missed any and I’ll be sure to add it. Dates City Festival August 31 – September 2 Kerrville Kerrville Wine & Music Festival (http://www.kerrville-music.com) September 8 Dripping Springs Dripping [Read More...]

Wine Bloggers – Are We in a Competition?

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This subject was actually asked of me last year. I got thinking more about it with last week’s fantastic Watermelon Thump & Chef Throwdown event at William-Chris Vineyards where media including bloggers and writers were invited. Now that I am being invited to some media events or attending conferences which bloggers and writers can attend, it made me sit back and think. For example, I went to the DrinkLocalWine Conference in Colorado where bloggers attended from around the country. I [Read More...]

DrinkLocalWine Conference 2012 from the Day After

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I had the pleasure of attending the DrinkLocalWine conference 2012 held in Colorado. This was my first DrinkLocalWine conference and hopefully it will not be my last. I was interested in the conference when I saw the schedule and then have the chance to meet some of the people in person who I follow on Twitter. Of course the primary purpose of the conference is to make people aware of regional local wine. The conference was held in a church [Read More...]

Nomacorc

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I’ll admit I had not heard of Nomacorc until I was reading my Twitter feed and saw Paul Bonarrigo from Messina Hof had answered a question from somebody asking about cork taint. He said he was not concerned with cork taint because he was now using Nomacorc closures at Messina Hof. After I decided to go to DrinkLocalWine’s conference DLW 2012, I noticed that Nomacorc was sponsoring the Colorado Twitter Taste-Off. Here was their name again. We are VIP members [Read More...]

Colorado Wineries

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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 I decided I would do my own winery tour as soon as I arrived Friday morning. As soon as I got my rental car, I was [Read More...]

DrinkLocalWine 2012 Early Plans

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The DrinkLocalWine 2012 conference is coming up quickly on Saturday and I am looking forward to it. A full day of seminars and fun is planned for the conference on April 28 at Metro State College in Denver with seminars starting at 9am. Tickets are almost gone so if you were sitting on the fence, get your tickets now! I plan on arriving early on Friday and since I have the rest of the day available, what should I do? [Read More...]

Wineries Can Close so Drink Local Might Help

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Unfortunately it’s a fact of life. Businesses open and close all the time due to various reasons. The winery business is not exempt from this process. In the effort to maintain the “latest and greatest” list of all Texas wineries, in addition to adding new wineries which are opening, we also have to update the lists as wineries can close. Sometimes it is known why a winery has closed and other times it is not disclosed. Perhaps there may have [Read More...]