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    5 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country

    Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2014 Wine Tour Group Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo First Wine Country Tour Visits the Texas Hill Country By now, most of you know October is Texas Wine Month. Well, it could have been no better time than this month for The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s (HLSR) Wine Sales and Events Committee (click here) to organize their first ever wine tour.

    4 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona.

      The Wine Sleuth - - 4 readers - Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona. Posted by winesleuth in All, Food and Wine, Spain | 0 comments Oct 18, 14 I’m currently hanging out in Barcelona and getting to know the city. It’s not only a cheap holiday destination but a gorgeous city to wander around. As a wine blogger, I’m always interested in finding good wine shops.

      Matching Cheese and Wine

      Spittoon - - 4 readers - Matching Cheese and Wine A recent trip though the Chablis area of Burgundy was enlivened by the consumption of large quantities of cheese! One particularly runny Epoisses being highly memorable and the Soumaintrain has now become a favourite. Time to reacquaint myself with the art of matching cheese and wine I thought.

      The artfully applied science of Versado Malbec

      Godello - - 3 readers - Versado Vineyard Manager Sergio Rinaldi reviews the plan for the harvest with winemakers Ann Sperling and Peter Gamble Photo: (Elene Galey-Pride, http://www.winestains.ca) A popular but unconfirmed theory claims that Malbec is a mathematical acronym, “Math, Algorithms, Learning, Brains, Engineering, Computing.

      A hip of wine from Hidden Bench

      Godello - - 2 readers - French cask in the Hidden Bench cellar A visit to the Beamsville Bench on a warm October morning is a beautiful thing. Facilitated by their sagacious Ontario agent Bernard Stramwasser of Le Sommelier, the royal welcome was presented at Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery. Proprietor Harald Thiel and winemaker Marlize Beyers left no barrel, vine, wine or helping left to the imagination.

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