Local Wine

    • Daily glass: A Super-Local Pinot

      While talking to a friend on Facebook, she asked: “would like to try a local Pinot Noir”? Care to guess my response? Yeah, a dumb question, you know what I said – “of course” and “yes, please” (insert an appropriate number of exclamation points on your own). Mentioning that she will be sending the wine in a few days, she reiterated again – it will be a local Pinot Noir, or ma ...

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  • Sneak Peeks: “Texas By The Book” Dinner Offerings from Chef Ross Burtwell

    … Crisped Kitchen Pride Portabella Mushroom Sneak Peeks: “Texas By The Book” Dinner Offerings from Chef Ross Burtwell Last week I posted an announcement for the upcoming Friday February 27th Six-Course Texas Wine Dinner and book signing event with Chef Ross Burtwell, Chef Terry Thompson Anderson and me. Click here for details. Come…

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  • A Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza from Three Texas Authors: Texas by the Book

    … Chef Ross Burtwell, Chef Terry Thompson-Anderson, Russ Kane (Doc Russ Texas WineSlinger) A Texas Food & Wine Extravaganza from Three Texas Authors: Texas by the Book When: Friday, February 27, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Where: At Cabernet Grill – Texas Hill Country Restaurant in Fredericksburg, Texas Texas wineries: Duchman Family Winery, Grape…

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  • 2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List

    … Photo courtesy of homestyleaustin.wordpress.com 2014 Top Texas Wines that Titillated My Taste Buds List As in previous years, if you recall, the year finishes with lists of “Best Texas Wines” and then the discussion starts about why everyone’s favorite wine was not on the list, and how deficient the “best wine” process is. Well, this year…

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  • Catch-Up News: Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Changes Hands

    … I’ve been so busy the past several weeks that I’ve neglected this blog. So here’s catching up on a few things, especially some news that I let slip: Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards has been sold. Sugarloaf was established a decade ago on a 92-acre former dairy farm and quickly became part of Maryland’s wine revival. I was especially impressed…

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  • Your Guide to the Texas Hill Country Wine Experience

    … Your Guide to the Texas Hill Country Wine Experience The Texas Hill Country Wineries have roots as old as any around. Texas grapes grow in soils made from ancient calcareous sea deposits, similar to many of the grape-growing regions of Europe. Texas wine culture arrived in the 1600s with Spanish missionaries who settled and planted vineyards…

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  • Texas Hill Country Wineries – December 2014 Newsletter

    … Texas Hill Country Wineries – December 2014 Newsletter Reprinted by permission of Texas Hill Country Wineries (click here). Holiday Wine Kick-0ff Tasting at Flat Creek Estate Join us THIS Friday! Friday, December 5, 6-8pm – Hill Country tasting with Flat Creek Estate, Stone House Vineyard, Fall Creek Vineyard, Westcave Cellars and Perissos…

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  • New Book from Doc Russ Texas WineSlinger on the Texas Hill Country Wineries

    … to grow European vinifera grapes. (Texas Hill Country Wineries – Courtesy of Ben Smusz.) New Book from Doc Russ Texas WineSlinger on the Texas Hill Country Wineries Upon reviewing my previous best-selling book, The WineSlinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine, international wine luminary Oz Clarke rattled off the following blurb: “Doc Russ…

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

    … sparkling Muscat Canelli wine from Sister Creek Vineyards in my presentation. When I got to that wine, I dutifully announced the name of the wine as “Muscat Canelli”. Nearly immediately, a loud voice with a down home Texas twang came from the back of the room. He boomed, “Did y’all say ‘Muscrat’ Canelli? What kind of grape is that?” Now, I can…

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  • Is Texas Wine Like Orange Juice?

    … Label on Carton of Florida Orange Juice Is Texas Wine Like Orange Juice? A friend of mine related the following story to me with the caveat that many wineries were likely tired of hearing people like Andrew Chalk (click here) and I (click here) rant about sourcing of grapes used in Texas wines and how wine labeling should accurately reflect…

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