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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 in El Paso del Norte.

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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 the source of the grapes.

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

      Label Art for Kerrville Hills Muscrat Love Wine Need Some Muscrat Love? It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery I like this Kerrville Hills Muscrat Love wine for several reasons. The first reason is because at the first public wine tasting that I think that ever did (in Old Town Spring, TX, in the mid-to-late 1990s) I included a sweet and slightly sparkling Muscat Canelli wine from ...

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  • Catch-Up News: Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Changes Hands

    …, who bought the property for his daughter Emily, who is wrapping up her viticulture education in Australia. The family searched in Australia, New Zealand, and California, but fell in love with Sugarloaf as soon as they saw the place. McKenna did not disclose the purchase price, though the winery had been listed for $6 million. The sale…

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  • Texas Hill Country Wineries – December 2014 Newsletter

    … Fat Free Whipping Cream * – Smuckers Sugar Free Caramel Sundae – Syrup* – William Chris Cocoa Almonds – Nutmeg – Martini Shaker – Ice *I used Fat Free cream & Sugar Free options to cut calories, and it’s what I had on hand. It was delicious…but use what you like! Pour Roussanne, Praline Liqueur, Whipped Vodka and Cream over ice in a chilled…

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

    … the information I sought. Sure enough, Denise came through with Ray’s contact information and I made the connection with him and he accepted my invitation. Ray’s comments in the Food & Wine magazine article continued with praise for one of the panel’s featured wines. He said… “My favorite, a Tannat from Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Texas…

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