On the heels of Kiepersol Estates successful debut of Dirk’s Vodka comes Jimmy’s Bourbon now available for sale at the distillery.
Archives for August 2014
Review of McPherson Cellars Les Copains Rosé 2013
McPherson Cellars has hit it out of the park again with their 2013 Les Copains Dry Rosé. That should be no surprise as it has been winning awards around the country. The 2013 Les Copains Dry Rosé was a Grand Star winner for a Texas Rosé at the Lone Star International Wine Competition in June,Read More
Wine & Food Foundation of Texas to Host 12th Annual Tour de Vin
The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas (WFFT) will host the 12th Annual Tour de Vin, a room-to-room tasting tour of dozens of domestic and international fine wines, paired with delicious fare prepared onsite by chefs of some of Austin’s favorite restaurants. One of WFFT’s premier annual events, Tour de Vin starts at 6 p.m. onRead More
New Grapevine Winery! Sloan & Williams!
If you’re going to start a winery in a town that’s already rife with tasting rooms and urban wineries, your wine needs to be pretty good, right? Wrong, say Alan Kunst and Ralph Mattison of Sloan & Williams Winery in downtown Grapevine. Your wine needs to be extraordinary. Alan and Ralph aspire to create winesRead More
Epic Helicopters Offers Tours of Texas Wineries
Epic Helicopters has launched its VIP Wine Tours, which will whisk guests from across North Texas for a wine tasting and tour like no other. The exciting new VIP wine tours features six Texas wineries and will accommodate as many as 4 wine enthusiasts per flight. Helicopter pickup locations are customizable as are the numberRead More
Angelita Vineyard and Winery
Angelita Vineyard and Winery is located in Angus just outside of Corsicana and is Navarro County’s first vineyard and winery. The winery is owned by Beverly and Rodney Spahn. The winery is managed by Beverly while Rodney is the winemaker and vineyard manager. Rodney W. Spahn is Rodney’s father and the resident vineyard keeper atRead More
GrapeFest Uncorked 2014 Preview
Sample more than 160 Texas varietals from 44 Texas wineries at the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the United States, during the 28th Annual GrapeFest – A Wine Experience in Historic Downtown Grapevine September 11-14. Tickets for the popular GrapeFest event are limited; therefore, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.
Review of Fiesta Winery’s Back Porch Sittin’
Fiesta Winery… Laid back, fun and inviting, yet serious enough for the discerning wine aficionado. There are a handful of wineries I have yet to visit and taste in the Texas Hill Country and Fiesta was one of them. A conversation about sparkling wine between Karen Sportsman Taylor “KK” and I turned into a plannedRead More
Taking the Level 1 Introductory Sommelier Course & Exam
I recently took the Court of Master Sommeliers Level 1: Introductory Sommelier Course & Exam at the 2014 TEXSOM conference. You may have seen the movie SOMM which documents the efforts of candidates preparing for the Master Sommelier exam, the fourth and final level of the program. In order to start on the journey toRead More
Highlights of the 2014 TEXSOM Conference
The 2014 TEXSOM Conference was held August 8th to 11th at the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. The conference was co-presented by the organizations Guild of Sommeliers, Court of Master Sommeliers – Americas, Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and Society of Wine Educators. The conference attracts the nation’s topRead More