Jeff Ivy is the winemaker at Hye Meadow Winery which recently become a new member of the Texas Hill Country Wineries. Jeff answered our questions about himself and winemaking.
Archives for March 2014
An Interview with Johnny Schuler of Pisco Portón
Johnny Schuler, Master Distiller for Portón, was recently in Houston for various events and to further promote Pisco Portón to the United States market. Pisco is a white spirit distilled from fermented grape juice, essentially wine, and is the national drink of Peru where Pisco Portón is made. Gloria and I were invited to meetRead More
Cork Wine Bar in Dallas Offers Wine Education Series
Cork Wine Bar, West Village’s state-of-the-art wine bar and retail boutique, is proud to announce that after the success of its popular Wine 101 series, they will offer two new courses for wine lovers starting this April.
Texas Fine Wine wins Four Gold Medals at Dallas Morning News & TEXSOM Wine Competition
We already reported on the Texas appellation winners from the Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Wine Competition. Out of those wineries, Texas Fine Wine wineries – Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, and Pedernales Cellars – won 13 gold and silver medals at the 2014 Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM International Wine Competition. Considered one of the topRead More
Colorado River Winery
Colorado River Winery is located in Bastrop and is owned by Brad and Sylvia Cook. The winery opened in December, 2013. Read More
Court of Master Sommeliers Announces Updated Exam Schedule
(Napa Valley, Calif.) – The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas has announced the 2014 exam schedule for the Introductory, Certified and Advanced Exams through August 2014. Courses and exams offered by the Court of Master Sommeliers are open to all beverage and hospitality professionals interested in pursuing the highest standards of wine service and productRead More
2014 Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Wine Competition – Texas Appellation Winners
In the 2014 Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Wine Competition, the judges tasted a total of 2,729 wines from 27 states and 20 foreign countries in two days of judging. A total of 227 gold, 629 silver, and 852 bronze medals were awarded.
Road trip to Hye, Wine Road 290, and Mason
We received an invitation by William Chris Vineyards to attend a concert they were having starring Texas artist Larry Joe Taylor. We gladly accepted and started planning a road trip to Wine Road 290 and the area for the weekend. On the way to our planned first stop, we made a quick change when weRead More
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Dinner Series
To celebrate its tradition of craftsmanship and to recognize the talent of true artisan chefs, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel is proud to introduce a one-of-a-kind dinner series: Bounty & Barrel. Over the next several months, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel is hosting gatherings at five distinct locations in Austin, Chicago, Nashville, New York and San Francisco,Read More
Bella Vista Ranch
Bella Vista Ranch is located in Wimberley and is owned by Jack and Pat Dougherty. At the same location they also own First Texas Olive Oil Co. Read More