Another year has passed which now makes eleven years since I first started the Texas Wine Lover blog on March 20th, 2011. It started as a blog, but as I tell people today, I call it a website since it is much more than a blog.
Yes, it still has blog posts where the Texas Wine Lover team and I write about wineries, wine, reviews, and more. I just looked and over the eleven years, we have written 1,995 blog posts. Wow! But the website also has the most up-to-date Texas winery map and list, not to mention a Texas vineyard map and list too. The Texas wine festival list has always been popular including wineries using it to see where they want to showcase their wine.
Before I started writing this post now, I was mentioning to Gloria, my partner in crime, how nowadays there are many excellent Texas wines. Back when we started visiting Texas wineries 12 years ago you couldn’t say that. There were definitely good wines otherwise we wouldn’t have continued to visit wineries over the years. Out of curiosity, I looked, and I have visited 419 Texas wineries over the years and that covers every corner of the state of Texas. That number will go up because I already have planned another four new wineries to visit in April when we do the Texas Hill Country Wineries Wine & Wildflower Journey passport event.
Times have been challenging with the COVID-19 pandemic and its multiple variations over the past two years, but the thing that hasn’t changed is the determination and passion of Texas wineries to show consumers how wonderful Texas wine is. Visits to Texas wineries remained fun and educational and are mostly back to normal today.
With so many free services out there for consumers to use like Facebook, Instagram, and other social media, people often take for granted that all the information available on the world wide web is also free. It may be free for the most part for readers to use, but it certainly is not free for the producers to bring you the content and information. There are many hidden expenses including the time it takes for people to create that content.
I would like to thank the advertisers who have helped Texas Wine Lover over the years and continue to help today to help pay for those hidden expenses. We offer multiple ways to help businesses with advertising, and one of the most important is the direct advertisers that you see on the website. Please support our advertisers by clicking on their ads, buying their products, and visiting them.
Because of all the advertisers’ support, I am currently working on a project to help all the Texas wine lovers even more! It has been a very challenging seven months so far and I cannot wait for my work to be finished for you. If you would like to advertise to also help support the expenses of this project and Texas Wine Lover, it would be most appreciated. With your advertising, we can in turn help you.
Our social media presence is still going strong with a strong following on our Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. Our Facebook group is very active and I may be biased, but I do believe we have the best Texas wine Facebook group.
Thank you to everybody who has supported us through the years. Tell your friends to tell their friends! Cheers!