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04/14/14
Texas Wants Approval to Use Treated Toilet Water for Drinking
Wichita Falls in Texas is awaiting a decision by state regulators that would allow them to recycle treated toilet water and turn it into drinking water
04/10/14
Number of Texas wineries skyrockets
A January 2010 press release highlights growth in the wine industry and reports that Texas had fallen to sixth in the country for wine production. At the time, it had 157 wineries. Fast forward to January 2013, and there are more than 270 wineries spanning thousands of acres, according to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association.
04/09/14
Long-time Houston restaurateur arrested twice at winery he used to own
Long-time Houston restaurateur Damian Mandola had a bad weekend. The founder of Damian's Cucina Italiana in Midtown and the Carrabba's Italian Grill chain with his nephew Johnny Carrabba was arrested twice for incidents at the Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood
04/09/14
Austin FOOD & WINE Festival plans hands-on food, music
Much like its lively host city, the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival (April 25-27) is growing at an exponential clip. The third annual festival will offer more than 40 events over three days, running the gamut from the traditional (panel discussions, wine tastings) to the offbeat (hands-on grilling demonstrations, interactive fire pits manned by big-name Texas chefs).
04/07/14
Austin to Host 65th ASEV National Conference & 39th ASEV Eastern Section Annual Meeting
The conference will feature over 160 research reports presented in oral and poster sessions, as well as two symposia
04/07/14
Carrabba's founder accused of breaking into winery to take bottle of wine
When authorities arrived, they say Damian Mandola had broken into a winery near one of his restaurants to take a bottle of wine
04/07/14
Arizona Wine: The Link Between Tool and Congress
"These vintners are true stewards of the land and are taking land that had marginal economic value for other purposes and turning it into an industry. And in the process they are branding the Verde Valley as a top location to visit when in Arizona."
04/04/14
Drastic weather may impact amount of Texas wine produced
First, Texas' cool weather and longer-than-normal winter has delayed "bud break" by weeks if not months. Vines along the Texas Coastal areas are just now budding out which is five weeks later than last year. Hopefully the longer cool period of winter will delay "bud break" an equally longer period in the Texas Hill Country and High Plains.
03/31/14
Texas Retail Giant Spec's Victim Of Data Breach
Spec's says it was alerted to the scam by a major lending institution and one of its card payment processors. The retailer subsequently hired a private investigator and turned over evidence to the U.S. Secret Service, according to the Houston Chronicle. The issue is now resolved, the company says.
03/28/14
You Won't Believe What They're Making In Arizona
Wine? In Arizona? That may sound unlikely, but for about a decade, the four wineries connected by the Verde Valley Wine Trail have used the latest techniques to take advantage of that area's unique rocky soil.