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    Texsom 2014: Ten Years Old and Thanks to These Guys

    Drew Hendricks MS and James Tidwell MS: Founders of TEXSOM Texsom 2014: Ten Years Old and Thanks to These Guys We all have these guys (Drew Hendricks and Jame Tidwell) to thank them for creating what is today…TEXSOM! It started small and grew from it’s humble roots ten years ago to the preeminent position it has today.

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    My Cup O’ Texas Chardonnay from Robert Clay Vineyards

    Dan McLaughlin at Robert Clay Vineyards My Cup O’ Texas Chardonnay from Robert Clay Vineyards It was in the dead of winter when I met Dan McLaughlin for the first time at Sandstone Cellars in Mason, Texas. I had seen a Facebook posting or two from his Robert Clay Vineyards, but not much more.

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      Divine (and Gold Medal Winning) Wines of Eden Hill Vineyard

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 10 readers - Label Art from Eden Hill 2013 Divine White Divine (and Gold Medal Winning) Wines of Eden Hill Vineyard Every now and then, I taste a wine and makes me realize why I spend so much time tasting Texas wines. In this case, there were two: Eden Hill Vineyard 2013 Roussanne (Oswald Vineyard) and their 2013 Divine White.

      Texsom 2014: Sommeliers Get Beyond the Big Three

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 9 readers -   Texsom 2014: Sommeliers Get Beyond the Big Three The @ItalianWineGuy, Alfonso Cevola moderated an interesting tasting panel this morning at Texsom 2014. It had to be one of the most diverse sessions by far at this years conference.

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      The Wine Curmudgeon’s annual Kerrville Texas wine extravaganza

      … be making reds from tempranillo, sangiovese, and Rhone grapes instead. The winery lineup this year is as good as it gets in the state, with eight of the top producers. We’re doing reds on the panel in honor of Rod Kennedy, the Kerrville founder, Texas music impresario, and local wine guy, who died last year. The cheap wine book signing is from 5…

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      Michigan’s Varietal Variety

      …My recent visit to the Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas in northwest Michigan led to me Lansing, where I helped judge the 37th annual Michigan wine competition. Michigan’s emergence into our wine consciousness seems too recent for the state to … Continue reading →…

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      Texsom 2014: Sommeliers Get Beyond the Big Three

      … brought the best wine to this tasting, there appeared to be universal agreement on the fact that these local wines were on the cutting edge of diversity. Cevola said, “These wines could infuse an interesting new diversity to wine lists.” Cevola’s reference was aimed directly at restaurant wine lists that are far too long on the same group…

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      Texsom 2014: Ten Years Old and Thanks to These Guys

      … TEXSOM (held at the Four Seasons Las Colinas Resort) the best wine beverage symposium and educational experience around. According to Hendricks (quoted previously my lubbockonline column), “It all started with just a few people at the first symposium, but every year the conference has grown. This year will be the biggest ever with several hundred people…

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      My Cup O’ Texas Chardonnay from Robert Clay Vineyards

      … is like a Texas oxymoron.” Before I knew it, Dan hauled me over to the bar and asked someone to find the last bottle of Pilot Knob Vineyard Chardonnay. As I found out shortly thereafter, his interest in this wine was because the grapes were grown in his Mason County vineyard. After also requesting a handful of glasses, Dan poured out the golden…

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      Divine (and Gold Medal Winning) Wines of Eden Hill Vineyard

      … Label Art from Eden Hill 2013 Divine White Divine (and Gold Medal Winning) Wines of Eden Hill Vineyard Every now and then, I taste a wine and makes me realize why I spend so much time tasting Texas wines. In this case, there were two: Eden Hill Vineyard 2013 Roussanne (Oswald Vineyard) and their 2013 Divine White. Both wines are well made…

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      Perissos Vineyards and Winery: Harvest Visit

      … Perissos Vineyards and Winery: Harvest Visit It was back in 2010 when I first trekked out to Perissos Vineyards (in the Texas hill country near Burnet, TX) to visit Seth Martin, then a new face on the Texas hill country wine trail, not knowing much more than he worked with Roussanne. Then, sight unseen as to my winemaking skills (which were…

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      At Texsom, Go For The Gold: Texas Monthly/Texas Fine Wine Reception

      … At Texsom, Go For The Gold: Texas Monthly/Texas Fine Wine Reception Celebrating one of the largest and most prominent wine education conferences for wine, spirits and beverage professionals, Texas Fine Wine is a proud sponsor of TEXSOM in its 10th year.  Texas Fine Wine will co-host with Texas Monthly a Hospitality Suite on Sunday, August 10…

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