Local Wine

  • Need Some Muscrat Love? It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery

    … owner and winemaker at Kerrville Hills Winery and his wife Carol are good people. When my photographer and I stopped by early on a Sunday morning to take photos for my new book on the Texas Hill Country Wineries, Wayne and Carol were friendly and gracious hosts and generous with their time. Wayne is a bit of a handy man/engineer who tries to re…

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  • November 7-9: News Flash – Texas Hill Country Wineries on Instagram

    … account. Selected images will also be going to my other social media accounts at: Twitter: @VintageTexas – https://twitter.com/VintageTexas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/russell.kane.54 Facebook Texas Wine Drinkers Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TexasWineDrinkers/ Tumblr: http://vintagetexas.tumblr.com/ Flickr: https…

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  • Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show

    … Grand Champion Jerry Watson, Silver Medalist Martha Tarkington and Bronze Medal winner Ken Krienke at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show I once spoke with Texas high plains winegrower Neal Newsom about the differences in growing grapes for wine and growing other crops like hay and cotton. He looked…

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  • Drink Local Wine Week: The Importance of Vintage. Or Not.

    Virginia and Maryland vintners have become adept at turning challenges into advantages. Case in point: The region’s variable climate. We get hot vintages, humid vintages, even hurricane vintages that have us looking for arks rather than barrels. (Anyone remember 2011?) Harsh winters can take their toll, as can late spring frosts. Cicadas, ladybugs, stinkbugs — yep, we get those too.

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  • VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference

    … VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference I was perusing my recent issue of Food & Wine Magazine (November 2014), when I spotted F&W Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle’s article titled “The Great American Wine Challenge”. He talked about his wine tasting experiences in places like Arizona, Texas, New York and Virginia. My…

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  • Drink Local Wine Week: Texas Tempranillo

    …, but even in the climate-controlled atmosphere of the Four Seasons near Dallas, I could almost taste the gritty sunshine and sweat of my Hollywood-infused image of the Texas landscape, but without the overstated Texas swagger. These are delicious, elegant wines. This is Drink Local Wine Week, the annual call to bloggers and writers across the country…

    Dave Mcintyre/ Dave McIntyre's WineLinein Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Rant: Local Wine Ignorance

    … Are you ignorant about the wines produced in your state? How much do you know about these local wineries? Have you tasted any of their wines? Or have you made an assumption that the wines aren't worthy of tasting? The time is now to battle ignorance about local wines. Today starts the 7th Annual Drink Local Wine Week, an event founded by Drink…

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  • 2014 Drink Local Wine Week: Starting October 12

    … Drink Local Wine (DLW), the organization whose goal is to bring greater attention to regional wines, announces that the seventh annual Drink Local Wine Week (formally Regional Wine Week) will take place the week of October 12, 2014. The members of DLW encourage all North American wine critics, bloggers, and broadcasters to participate…

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