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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

09/04/14

"2014 vintage is looking extremely bright in terms of acidity color and fruit we're going to certainly capture all these fruit forward notes that were getting from this vintage!"

09/03/14

The Coop has rapidly developed into a thriving organization with a total of 23 acres of of high quality wine grapes

08/28/14

Grant Gordon, one of the most promising young chefs to emerge in Houston in recent years, was found dead Monday in his home at the age of 28. The cause of his death has not been determined

08/28/14

A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings

08/27/14

Bartenders from throughout Texas will have a chance to match their reputations and skills as part of the Kiepersol BlindTending Bartenders Competition, which is launching this week and will culminate Tuesday, Nov. 11, with the competitors matching skills in Tyler.

08/21/14

With numerous awards, Solaro Estate Winery is working to put Texas on the international stage in the wine world. Formed in 2002 in Austin, Solaro Estate Winery has expanded to include an urban winery in midtown Houston, which opened in May.

08/21/14

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is distributing $25 million to agricultural companies around the country as part of its Value-Added Producer Grant program - and a New Mexico company is getting $50,000 of that.

08/20/14

"We are the only estate winery in the country to also have an urban winery."

08/19/14

Grape growers in Washoe County plan to lobby legislators next year to update a state law which prohibits them from making and selling wine. Current law allows wineries in smaller counties, and the Nevada Wine Coalition, the new political action committee, argues that Nevada has an opportunity to foster a multi-billion dollar wine industry if it lets Washoe and Clark counties participate.

08/12/14

Two Texarkana, Arkansas, liquor store owners are challenging a proposal to allow the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption in Texarkana, Texas.

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