In this episode, Texas Wine Lover enjoys the privilege of sharing a bottling of past and present sherry made by legendary Texas wine pioneer Dr. Roy Mitchell’s with a few friends attending the TWGGA Grape Camp.
In August, I had the honor of helping Dr. Mitchell bottle 12 cases of his sherry at Homestead Winery. While we were getting set up, Dr. Mitchell found a case of sherry he bottled in 1998 where the label stock ran out. He gave me two bottles as a thank you for helping him that day and asked me to find a time to share it with Jeff Cope and do a little write up about what we tasted. Jeff and I determined that Grape Camp was our best opportunity as Jeff lives in Houston, and I am in Dallas.
So, what was going to be just Jeff and me tasting sherry ended up being an animated collection of old and new friends at Grape Camp tasting Dr. Mitchell’s sherry and comparing notes. Please enjoy as much as we did.
Participants on the podcast who provided tasting notes were:
- Mike Batek – Hye Meadow Winery
- Monty Dixon – Bar Z Winery
- Tim Drake – Flat Creek Estate
- Ian Eastveld – Nice Winery
- Bill Skrapits – Premiere Wine Blends
- Fritz Westover – Westover Vineyard Advising
Warning: This podcast is a very fun podcast but still educational with the opinions of the wine industry professionals.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of the Texas Wine Lover Podcast.
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