Maybe you’ve heard about the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association (TWGGA) and maybe you haven’t. If you’re in the Texas wine industry, you most assuredly have. If you’re a consumer, you may have not. This post is directed to you, the consumer of Texas wines. If you are interested in knowing more about what goesRead More
This month we get two winemakers profiled from William Chris Vineyards, owners and winemakers Bill Blackmon and Chris Brundrett. Both winemakers provided answers to our questions.
If you stopped by Hilmy Cellars in the past couple years, you most likely would have seen the large, friendly smile of Vinny Lupo greeting you. From all our travels throughout Texas visiting Texas wineries, there is no doubt that a great tasting guide makes your winery experience even more enjoyable, and Vinny does justRead More
Comfort, TX – The 2011 Bending Branch Winery Tannat CM, Estate Grown, was auctioned in large format bottle for $100,000 at the 2014 Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Auction benefiting Texas scholarship programs. The cornerstone of Bending Branch’s viticultural success lies in its experimentation with varietal choices and winemaking procedures that will best benefit the uniqueRead More
Jeff Ivy is the winemaker at Hye Meadow Winery which recently become a new member of the Texas Hill Country Wineries. Jeff answered our questions about himself and winemaking.
Johnny Schuler, Master Distiller for Portón, was recently in Houston for various events and to further promote Pisco Portón to the United States market. Pisco is a white spirit distilled from fermented grape juice, essentially wine, and is the national drink of Peru where Pisco Portón is made. Gloria and I were invited to meetRead More
Cork Wine Bar, West Village’s state-of-the-art wine bar and retail boutique, is proud to announce that after the success of its popular Wine 101 series, they will offer two new courses for wine lovers starting this April.
We already reported on the Texas appellation winners from the Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Wine Competition. Out of those wineries, Texas Fine Wine wineries – Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, and Pedernales Cellars – won 13 gold and silver medals at the 2014 Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM International Wine Competition. Considered one of the topRead More
You may have heard in the late 1800s French grape vineyards were suffering from a parasite called phylloxera. This caused many vineyards to be destroyed and the severe blight soon spread to other European countries. Names of people come up which discovered the solution to the problem but unless you’re from Texas, you usually doRead More
By Mandy Cazalas and Brittney Brichler There are few people in this world that can light up a person’s day with just a simple greeting. One such person in the Messina Hof family is Michael Broussard, assistant retail manager. With his infectious energy and candid demeanor, Michael has been a beloved member by staff andRead More