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10/22/14

Texas wineries are at an inflexion point in the industry's history. They are quality-competitive with like-for-like varietals from other states, but that fact is not known outside the state. As a result, out-of-state sales are much lower than they could be. Obviously, a good product is not sufficient to sell nationally. Something else is needed. What lessons does Gruet's success have for Texas wineries in expanding their sales footprint outside the state?

10/17/14

We are in the middle of the official Texas Wine Month. Grapes have been harvested with fermentations perking away in various wineries throughout the state of Texas. Celebrations are going on in honor of Texas Wine Month. If you are looking for something to do relating to Texas wines, try these Texas-sized events:

10/16/14

Market Street » Program lets diners sample without committing to an entire bottle.

10/10/14

The Austin County Fair celebrates local Texas wines with a Saturday Wine competition with 10 wine judges (including yours truly) sampling non-commercial wines made by residents of Austin County.

10/09/14

Freshly pressed grapes are fermenting in the Texas Hill Country as harvest wraps up just in time for Texas Wine Month in October. Winemakers are filled with excitement of the unknown promise another vintage holds.

10/09/14

In honor of Texas Wine Month this October, Proguard is running a promotion for a limited time only. This promotion gives customers three months of storage rent-free when they pre-pay for three months, and is only available until the end of the month

10/07/14

City council lays groundwork for future businesses with zoning amendment.

10/07/14

Shake hands with and drink the wine of Arizona's own grape farmers and wine producers in the picturesque setting of Phoenix's historic The Farm at South Mountain this fall.

10/03/14

The owner of a popular Montrose cafe and wine bar has secured space around the corner to open a brewpub as well as a separate events venue.

10/03/14

will ... Partner with the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, High Plains Winegrowers Association and Botanical Research Institute of Texas to increase the production of wine grapes, as well as increase the quality of Texas wine

10/02/14

In yet another sign that Houston is becoming one of the leading "wine destination" cities in the United States, California winemaker and festival co-founder Jasmine Hirsch (above) revealed yesterday that the controversial "In Pursuit of Balance" tasting will be held in Houston on March 30, 2015. It's the first that the event has been held outside of San Francisco or New York.

09/30/14

Not only may a wine have 0% Texas grapes to qualify as 'Texas Made' for the state fair wine garden, it does not even have to be made in Texas. Someone could buy finished wine on the California bulk market and ship it here in a tanker truck. Then, bottle and label it in Texas

09/30/14

With some of the state's last fruit remaining on the vine, the remnants of Hurricane Odile swept into Texas recently, bringing intense rainfall and flooding in many areas.

09/30/14

Producers of Texas grapes and wines, many of them new farming families, are taking advantage of an expanding market for Texas wine products.

09/26/14

The Empty Glass is proud to announce details for its Inaugural Texas Wine Festival signature events. Scheduled for Oct. 5, from 12-5 p.m. Tomball's first ever wine festival will be located at the Historic Train Depot Plaza. Guests will receive a complimentary commemorative tasting glass, event program and 10 tasting tickets.

09/18/14

The Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management debuted a $750,000 facility that will help students decode wine terminology and develop a taste for finer drinks Monday.

09/17/14

With a focus on Texas-grown grapes and embracing varietals more suited for the often extreme weather, Texas wineries have been racking up accolades and awards, as well as earning a more prominent place on local wine lists.

09/17/14

Odile will unload tremendous rainfall over a large part of the Southwest United States that will run off the mountains and into the desert valleys and plains through the end of the week

09/10/14

The public is invited to help Yavapai College celebrate the opening of its Teaching Winery at the Southwest Wine Center on Friday, Sept. 12, 4:30 p.m. on the YC Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale.

09/09/14

Sam Pillsbury's goal as a Willcox, Ariz. wine grape grower and winemaker is to create a distinctive regional boutique beverage

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