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
There have been reports recently that the Texas Winery Passport program will end on August 31st, 2011 because the Texas government cut the wine marketing budget. Even some Texas wineries we have visited recently have told us the same thing, and one even had a sign posted with that information. I decided to find outRead More
There has been a lot of discussion lately on Texas wine competitions, the best Texas wineries, and so forth. Since we have visited over 100 Texas wineries, we decided to put together a quick list of the first TX Wine Lover awards to highlight the Texas wineries we feel is best in a certain category.Read More
The Texas Winery Passport program is a fantastic program to get into if you are a consumer of Texas wines and especially enjoy visiting Texas wineries. The problem is not many people know about it! We did not know about the program until we happened to be at Texas Hills Vineyard in Johnson City andRead More
We as consumers heard that funding for Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) programs which support the Texas wine industry was going to be cut. We had a request to write to our state representatives and senators, and educate them how important the funds are to the Texas wine industry. I wrote to a senator andRead More
Texas has some great wines. “Really?” you may hear. “I thought California was the only state that made wines.” Unfortunately that is a common belief among a lot of people who may drink wine occasionally or even those that drink wine often but perhaps primarily drink wine from another country. I introduced my partner fiancéeRead More