• Lost Draw Cellars Lost Draw Cellars is located in Fredericksburg and opened recently on November 21, 2014. The winery is owned by Andy Timmons, Andrew Sides, and Troy Ottmers. Kim McPherson from McPherson Cellars and his assistant winemaker Spencer Igo are making the wine under Andy Timmons’ watchful eyes.

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    • Fall Creek Vineyards at Driftwood

      After 39 years of winemaking in Tow, Texas, owners Ed and Susan Auler have opened a second Fall Creek Vineyards location in Driftwood, Texas. The property is a perfect fit for the Aulers who were looking to purchase land to build a green (energy saving) building in close proximity to Salt Lick Vineyard.

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    • Grilled Chestnuts, and Wine to Impress

      You know the famous Christmas song, “Chestnuts roasting on your Weber grill… ?” Oh wait. Those aren’t the lyrics? Well, they are in my house, because we just can’t hold back from any opportunity to use the grill or smoker, even in the wintertime. Yes, even when it comes to roasting chestnuts for the holidays.

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  • 5 Questions with Stephen Cronk of Mirabeau Wine

    … wines under my Mirabeau brand and to work only with the very best growers in the region. In the early days it was very difficult to find wineries to work with even though I was offering to buy their surplus wine (i.e. the wine they were not selling under their own domaine names) at a competitive market rate, but so many were not even interested…

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  • Collazzi Libertá Will Get Your Spirits Soaring

    … harvest, they stripped leaves off the vines three times, to allow the proper amount of sun to reach the grapes. There was an electric fence to keep out a pack of wild boar. After harvest 200 sheep will roam the land to eat the grass and provide natural fertilizer. They want to keep things natural to let the terroir show through in the wine…

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  • Congratulations to Corcelettes Winery!

    … viticulture program and a reactive cellar style, we aim to bring this already dynamic property to its maximum potential and express what is truly Similkameen in our wines.” Jesce continued, “Also in the new year, we’re very excited to be joining the Similkameen Wineries Association. We look forward to partnering with the other wineries in the Similkameen…

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  • Umbra Winery

    …’ vision of attractive plating and wine pairing, and it consists of mainly small plates with a Mediterranean theme: Burrata cheese, meatballs marinara, hummus, antipasto, and so on. John Otis is the wine maker for Umbra, and they have some wines that are made from all-Texas grapes grown in Bingham Family and Oswald vineyards, and others…

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  • The Story of O Wines

    … to nearly 100,000 cases. Despite selling selling O Wines, Lill remains actively involved, traveling the country speaking on behalf of O Wines and its cause. O Wines currently produces a Chardonnay and a Red Blend. I recently received samples to try. 2011 O Wines Chardonnay – Light in color. 13% ABV. Lemon oil, hazlenut and vanilla on the nose…

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  • Braman Winery – Hallettsville

    … by Eaglefire Winery and since I had already tasted them, I selected some Braman wines in addition to the Aldonza wines which are from Spain. These were the Aldonza wines which were available: Aldonza Pisces – Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah 2007 Aldonza Seleccion – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah 2007 Aldonza Albo – 70% Sauvignon…

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  • Quinticentually Quintessa

    … Earlier this year, before I embarked on a somewhat fool-hearty mission of getting my CSW credential, I visited the Napa Valley estate of Quintessa. Tucked away, hidden from the Silverado Trail in Rutherford, the unique gravity flow moistly underground winery pokes out from the hillside. When the Huneeus family took ownership of the land in 1990…

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  • Seamus Wines – An Unfolding Wine Story

    …, as they’ve added new market areas in the past year and are now in six states. We just saw a Facebook notice that they’re at a store in New Jersey, so it does seem to be spreading! You can always order directly as well, at least if you live in a civilized state that allows direct shipment. On the west coast you can visit their tasting room in San…

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  • Sonoma County Wine in the Old Days

    … store" Chardonnay for the same price with their most expensive single vineyard ones going for about $30. The '78 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon went for $8.99 while the high-end ' 79 Jordan for $17. The Jordan Cab goes for about $50 today. So the prices for most wines have increased, but then the average price of a new car in '83 was about $6,000 compared…

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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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  • Williams Selyem Winery | Healdsburg, CA

    Williams Selyem Winery If I had to declare a favorite wine, without hesitation it would be Pinot Noir. There are a million other varietals that I love to drink but in my mind, nothing compares to an amazing Pinot. And this weekend I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite California Pinot Noir makers, Williams Selyem.

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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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  • The KEY to Unlock Santa Barbara Wine Country

    … Do you need to relax after all the indulgences of Thanksgiving weekend? The solution is to buy a “Key to Wine Country” and spend December 5th to the 7th “unlocking” incredible experiences at wineries, tasting rooms and restaurants. Wearing the Keys, which are on lanyards, will open doors to very exclusive adventures. Opportunities for wine…

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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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