In the 29th Annual Lone Star International Wine Competition, there were 514 total entries from all over the world. The panel of judges awarded 11 Grand Star Awards, 36 Gold medals (15 Double Gold), 171 Silver medals, and 203 Bronze medals. Texas wineries had a total of 359 Texas wine entries. Those were awarded 7Read More
I’ll admit I had not heard of Nomacorc until I was reading my Twitter feed and saw Paul Bonarrigo from Messina Hof had answered a question from somebody asking about cork taint. He said he was not concerned with cork taint because he was now using Nomacorc closures at Messina Hof. After I decided toRead More
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Most people know Russ Kane as VintageTexas, the self-proclaimed Texas Wine Czar. @VintageTexas is his Twitter name and accordingly he writes a blog called Vintage Texas in which he imparts his knowledge of Texas wines and his experiences traveling throughout Texas and other wine regions in the United States. I was visiting a Texas wineryRead More
After having searched often for Texas wines to participate in TXWine Twitter Tuesday or other mentions of Texas wine I wanted to try, I thought I would find out where do you buy your Texas wine? Obviously if you live near or are visiting a Texas winery that is the best place to get TexasRead More
Here is the information for current Texas Winery Passport users about the end of the current Texas Winery Passport program and the start of the next one. Be sure to enter your Passport codes! Dear Texas Wine Enthusiast, During the recent state legislative session, changes were made to the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) marketingRead More
As we found out earlier from Bobby Champion, Jr., former State Coordinator for Wine Marketing at the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Texas Winery Passport program was going to be restructured. An email was sent to Texas wineries yesterday regarding the current Passport program and a “new and improved” program will begin next year. BeRead More
As we identified in an earlier post, Robert “Bobby” Champion Jr., State Coordinator for Wine Marketing, would be taking a new position in the Texas Department of Agriculture on September 1st. Today, Bobby sent out an email discussing his new job and the growth of the Texas wine industry. Ten years of Texas Wine MarketingRead More
As we learned before, the Texas Winery Passport program will be restructured in some way starting in September. If you have any Passport codes you have yet to enter into their website, I would recommend doing it today before the end of this month (August).
As I found out last week from Robert (Bobby) Champion Jr., State Coordinator for Wine Marketing at the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Texas Winery Passport program will continue in some capacity after August 31st. We were at a winery a few days after that. A couple was visiting the local wineries and the TexasRead More