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    Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006

    The post Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. We happened to have some free time this past week while in the Dallas area and decided to pop into Landon Winery in McKinney, Texas. I had read about them and had seen many comments on how great the wines were, but I needed to find out for myself.

    8 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

    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.

    6 readers - By Dave Mcintyre/ Dave McIntyre's WineLine

      Rant: Local Wine Ignorance

      The Passionate Foodie - - 6 readers - 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 Local Wine (DLW), an organization w ...

      Time to Show Us Your Stuff: Austin County Wine Show & Non-Commercial Competition

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 5 readers - Time to Show Us Your Stuff: Austin County Wine Show & Non-Commercial Competition Are you an non-commercial or amateur wine maker? Well, show us your stuff. This is a professionally judged competition that will give you a side-by-side comparison of how your wines stack up versus other wines. The annual Austin County Wine Show and noncommercial wine competition will be held Oc ...

      Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 5 readers - Alphonse Dotson & Martha Cervantes & their Something Red Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait We met in Mason on a Saturday in September not really knowing much more than what Alphonse Dotson told me over the phone earlier in the week. He said, “Russ, my brother, I’ve got something for you to taste.

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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…

      3 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      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…

      6 readers - By Dave Mcintyre/ Dave McIntyre's WineLine

      Review of Landon Winery’s Reserve Meritage 2006

      … it was also Drink Local Wine Week, it made sense to enjoy some local wine. As we walked up to the winery, which is situated in the historic downtown square in McKinney, the front patio and entrance was very warm and welcoming. The ambience is homey, relaxing, and classy, both inside the tasting room area and out on the front patio, with ample seating…

      8 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

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

      … getting this nation wine luminary on the panel. But, I wanted to see if he would be willing to be a member of the panel joining Austin master sommeliers Craig Collins and Devon Broglie, and local advanced sommelier June Rodil. The only problem was…I did not have Ray’s contact info. 2013 Austin F&W Festival Texas Wine Panelists (Photo credit: Matt…

      2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Drink Local Wine Week: Texas Tempranillo

      … 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…

      5 readers - By Dave Mcintyre/ Dave McIntyre's WineLine

      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…

      6 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      ‘Drinking Local’ at Total Wine: A Big ‘ol Wine Store in Atlanta

      … On a recent trip to Atlanta I had the fortune to mix business with pleasure. The pleasure was seeing friends from high school at a get-together that was essentially BYOB. For me, that meant wine shopping. I had to hunt locally in Atlanta, but I’m no longer a local. I haven’t lived there since the 1980’s, and had no clue where to go. So I…

      5 readers - By jvb uncorked

      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…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Dotson~Cervantes Something Red: And, Definitely Worth the Wait

      … red that, you know, I feel has been worth the wait.” As my wife and I dined on gorditas with Alphonse Dotson and his wife, Martha Cervantes, at the Sandstone Cellars wine bar, it all became more apparent. When Alphonse flashed me the bottle, on the label, his wine announced itself saying, “Something Red. 68% Cabernet Sauvignon – 32% Merlot. Texas…

      5 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Time to Show Us Your Stuff: Austin County Wine Show & Non-Commercial Competition

      …Time to Show Us Your Stuff: Austin County Wine Show & Non-Commercial Competition Are you an non-commercial or amateur wine maker? Well, show us your stuff. This is a professionally judged competition that will give you a side-by-side comparison of how your wines stack up versus other wines. The annual Austin County Wine Show and noncommercial…

      5 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Kerrville 2014: They really like Texas wine

      …Rosanne Palacios rose to her feet, took a breath, and then slowly and carefully, in front of the hundred or so people in the audience, said: “I”m a recovering Texas wine snob.” The crowd cheered and there was even a ripple of applause. “Five years ago,” said Palacios, a hospital development director in Laredo, “I thought all Texas was wine…

      6 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      WC returns to Grapefest next week

      …That’s three days of appearances at Grapefest — at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 and noon on Sept. 14. We’ll talk wine, the cheap wine book, and Texas wine as part of the People’s Choice Awards, one of the largest consumer-judged wine festivals in the country. I’ll be at the Palace Theater in historic downtown Grapevine. In air conditioning, always a plus this time of year. Stop by, ask questions, buy books, and talk about wine. The post WC returns to Grapefest next week appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon.…

      1 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      This Year’s Vintage Didn’t Begin With Bud Break

      …Harvest has begun, not just in California but also here in the East. We think of a vine’s growing season as bud break to harvest, but the 2014 vintage throughout much of the United States has been shaped and even defined by what came before — the harshest winter in memory. I had seen reports of the devastation in wine regions such as Michigan…

      4 readers - By Dave Mcintyre/ Dave McIntyre's WineLine