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In a region known for extremes, a newcomer to wine tastings explores a largely experimental and free-spirited vineyard scene.



Siboney Cellars announced plans to build a full production winery, tasting room and vineyards on a beautiful 52-acre tract on US290 near Johnson City. Future home of Siboney Cellars - this 52 Acre tract in the Texas Hill Country AVA, on US290, between Hye and Johnson City


In a 5-1 vote, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission rejected Heart & Seoul Karaoke's application for a beer license.


- The Las Vegas Global Wine Awards has announced their lineup of winners from the April 9-11 competition held at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino.


Houston's newest foodie event attracted a ravenous crowd in Memorial City Saturday afternoon



Competition honors wine organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the environmental, social, and economic aspects of winegrowing.


While one may not expect crisp, acidic wines to come from the southern border of the U.S., New Mexico offers surprisingly refreshing bottles to pair with its signature Hatch chiles. Wine isn't new to the state either-the first vines were planted in 1629.


The Texas wine industry has come into its own - so much so that there's a battle raging over who should be able to boast having a Texas terroir. On one side are vintners such as William Chris Vineyards co-owner Chris Brundrett, who says it's misleading to consumers if something that's not made from 100-percent Texas grapes is marketed as a Texas wine.


The Texas House has approved two big changes to state alcohol regulations - allowing for the sale of beer and wine at grocery stores starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays, two hours earlier than the law currently permits, and for manufacturing breweries to sell beer-to-go from their taprooms.


More than a decade ago, Chris Brundrett was about to leave his native Texas to follow some job offers in California. He was working in the local wine industry and had grown disgruntled by its slow progression. Then he met Bill Blackmon, a pioneer vintner who planted his first vineyard in 1983 in the High Plains, near Lubbock, and moved down to Hill Country in 1996. The two men bonded over a shared philosophy: that wine should have a sense of place, and that Texas has enormous potential.


These days, he confesses, laughing, "I spend more time with my wine list than I do my girlfriend."


It's with a heavy heart that I share the following: Joseph Kemble, one of Houston's leading wine professionals, is dying and he needs our help.


Texas is one of a handful of states that doesn't allow hard liquor to be sold on Sundays. That could change this year thanks to a proposal that would uncork the limits on when Texans can buy booze.


On average, a Texas Farm Credit borrower who had a 5 percent interest rate in 2018 effectively paid less than 4.2 percent as a result of the April patronage dividend. The co-op also allocated another $7.4 million of its 2018earnings to members for future distribution, which will decrease their borrowing costs even more.


Two years ago, a small group of wineries found a legislator to introduce a bill in the Texas House of Representatives that would require all wines with a Texas appellation to contain 100 percent Texas-grown grapes. The bill never moved out of committee. Legislation similar to the 2017 bill was introduced March 14. House Bill 4233, sometimes referred to as the 100 percent Texas Wine Labeling Bill, requires all wines labeled as "Texas" be made 100 percent from Texas-grown grapes. It contains a new provision for a five-year phase-in period of the 100 percent requirement


The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) is announcing the release of the 2018 Annual Report. The Nonpoint Source Management in Texas - 2018 Annual Report is a jointly published report by the TSSWCB and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and is a culmination of the State's efforts to ensure and improve the quality of water in Texas. The report highlights annual load reductions of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment and success stories achieved on waterbodies across the state.


All world-class cities have notable food scenes. For decades, Dallas has been a steak house city-quality restaurants but one dimensional. Lately, things have been changing, and Dallas is quietly evolving into a full-fledge foodie city.


The Cochise Graham Wine Council was established earlier this year in the wake of the split between the City of Willcox and the Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.

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