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05/31/16

While visiting Austin some five years ago, friends took me to a wine festival. The wines were all from Texas and almost all were…well…just bad, really bad. The ones we labeled "drinkable" came from grapes sourced from California. Last year I met a fellow journalist in Paso Robles, California, who over a beautiful 1980 Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon, swore that things were changing in her home, the Longhorn State, and encouraged me to give the wines another consideration.

05/27/16

Yavapai College will be hosting its fifth annual Verde Valley Wine Consortium (VVWC) on Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Yavapai College's Sedona Center (4215 Arts Village Drive in Sedona).

05/24/16

Are alcohol distributors just waiting to get a cut?

05/20/16

Wineries make it look so easy like that Mother Duck gracefully gliding across the surface of the pond while underneath the water, she is paddling as hard as she can!

05/19/16

In a press release today, a group called the "Houston Heights Beverage Coalition" announced its intention to collect at least 1,500 signatures on a petition to get the issue of beer and wine sales in The Heights on the ballot for the upcoming elections in November. The group has 60 days to obtain the needed signatures in order to accomplish this. If that happens, the City Secretary of the City of Houston will verify the signatures and City Council will call the election for this November.

05/17/16

Arizona winery purchased new space in Willcox, opening new tasting room this summer

05/17/16

Houston's wine scene likes to keep things fresh with legends and new faces

05/12/16

For a growing number of people, particularly those with a taste for wine, spring means a good opportunity to visit a Texas vineyard and sample some vintages, adding reds and whites to a season known for bluebonnet blues

04/27/16

As a member of the Wine Institutes State Relations Department, Rudd will be responsible for overseeing all legislative and regulatory matters in the states of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

04/27/16

These eight professionals have what it takes to satisfy Austin's thirst for fine wine and food pairings

04/25/16

An association of Texas liquor stores has standing to challenge an injunction barring the enforcement of a one-year residency rule for mixed-beverage permit holders

04/22/16

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will soon be the newest fine dining destination in Plano, Texas. The new location, on the first floor of Legacy Tower, adjacent to The Shops at Legacy, at the southeast corner of Legacy Drive and the Dallas North Tollway, will open its doors in June

04/21/16

Recent heavy rains and more showers in the forecast have led to the cancellation of the fifth annual Austin Food & Wine Festival, scheduled for this weekend at Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park

04/20/16

The introductory keynote speaker at the 73rd annual WSWA is David Gregory, formerly host of NBC's "Meet the Press" and now covering the presidential political campaigns for CNN. Another speaker is fearless adventurer Aron Ralston ("127 Hours").

04/20/16

Symphony is a unique hybrid of the Muscat of Alexandra and Grenache Gris wine grapes developed at the University of California Davis. This rare hybrid only exists on approximately 600 acres worldwide.

04/15/16

It's now become a little easier for Texas wine lovers to get their hands on bottles of Wedding Oak Winery, an operation out of San Saba in the northern Hill Country.

04/13/16

Prairie Creek Beverages was formed by Mike Howard in 2013 as a consumer brand development company for the wine and spirits industry. Their direct distributor relationships and industry experience has enabled their business to expand quickly, which propelled them to ship products across 35 states in 2015

04/07/16

This transition also brings a change in our choices of clothing, foods, and wines. Our hot, humid Texas outdoors motivates us to wear lighter clothing. Likewise, our foods transition to a lighter fare of Summer Salads, less heavy meats, fresh vegetables, and fruits.

04/07/16

John Martin and Kayann Short, who own Stonebridge Farm near Lyons, have been experimenting with growing wine grapes since 2002. Currently, the farm has 150 vines under cultivation. But these aren't your European grandpapa's vines, nor even the grapes grown in California or Oregon by his progeny.

04/04/16

The bill, pushed by the California-based group Free the Grapes, was sponsored by a dozen members of the Legislature. Another 21 members listed themselves as co-sponsors. Support came from both parties

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