The top winners in the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition were recently announced. Along with that announcement, it stated they judged wines from 40 Texas wineries. I am not sure where they got that number because according to the official results of all medals, there are 47 wineries in the listRead More
Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Texas, has won the coveted “Top Texas Wine” from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition, earning the signature saddle award for the winery’s first Hill Country estate-grown Tannat 2011. Its Texas Tannat, Texas High Plains 2011 also received a double gold medal, earning a Reserve Class ChampionRead More
After a full weekend spent by 100 judges organized in 20 panels, from November 9-10, the results are in for the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition. They judged 2,505 wines from 40 wineries in Texas and 16 countries, and 2,212 medals were awarded. Here are the top award-winning wines:
As previously reported here, the Austin County Fair had their Non-Commercial Wine competition at the Austin County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 12, 2013. I was asked to be a judge for the competition which I promptly accepted since it was my first wine judging experience. These are the results of the Austin County Fair wine competition.
October 11: Bending Branch Winery is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a total of 11 medals, including a prestigious Double Gold, in the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition. We feel that the significance of this elusive medal is considerable. The Double Gold is awarded to a wine that has unanimously receivedRead More
Retreat Hill Winery was our very first blog post so it is only fitting that we also bring the unfortunate news they announced on September 15th. After four years, Retreat Hill Winery & Vineyard will be closing.
This is for all you budding winemakers who live near Bellville, Texas and the Austin County Fair. The Austin County Grape Growers Committee is coordinating a Non-Commercial Wine Fair on the Austin County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Any amateur or non-commercial winemaker is eligible to submit entries in the show. Wine batches that areRead More
I started my second day at TEXSOM in the amphitheater watching the SOMM documentary by director Jason Wise. I had seen the movie previously at home but decided watching the movie among Master Sommeliers, including some who were in the movie, along with director Jason Wise being present would be a treat. We started the sessionRead More
By contributing writer Brock Estes, President of Fly Gap Winery As I woke up early one morning in July with no commitments to anything and the wife and kid away, I decided to celebrate my independence day. I stepped outside to watch the sunrise and get some feel good flowing through my body, and then grabbedRead More
The July 2013 #TXwine Twitter Tuesday concludes our celebration of gold medal winners from the Dallas Morning News and the TEXSOM Wine Competition that was held in February. As in the previous two months for the #TXwine July Twitter Tuesdays, we will taste three gold medal wines. Tweeters can order a special #TXwine Twitter TuesdayRead More