The New Texas Winery Passport Program

TX Wine Passport - stamp

We first learned about the previous Texas Winery Passport program offered by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) when I made the “mistake” of taking Gloria to Fredericksburg for the very first time in January 2010. What a great idea! Visiting wineries, collecting stamps, and getting rewards for them. How could you go wrong? ThatRead More

2013 TWGGA (Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association) Conference

TWGGA Conference - glassware

The 2013 TWGGA (Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association) Conference was held in San Marcos at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa, & Conference Center. The conference was held from February 14 to 16. I had a great time at TWGGA’s Grape Camp last year so I had to attend the conference. Gloria joined TWGGA andRead More

Dan Gatlin, the Man Behind Inwood Estates

Dan Gatlin

Dan Gatlin is the owner of Inwood Estates Vineyards and is one of the most well-known winemakers in Texas. Gatlin has been making wines since 1981 and is one of the early pioneers in the Texas wine industry. After years of experimenting with different grape varieties and winemaking in Dallas County, the Dallas location ofRead More

Texas Wine Lover’s New Year’s Resolutions


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 mentionedRead More

Wine Bloggers – Are We in a Competition?

The Best!

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,Read More

La Cruz de Comal

La Cruz de Comal - inside La Cruz de Comal is located in the town of Startzville, not far from Canyon Lake. It is owned by Lewis Dickson and California winemaker Tony Coturri. La Cruz de Comal has been making wine since 2001 and became a bonded winery in 2004 where they sold their wines in wine shops and restaurants.Read 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