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The 25,000-square-foot liquor store, 1900 Lake Woodlands Drive, will sell 8,000 wines; 3,000 spirits; and 2,500 beers along with mixers, bar accessories and gift items. The store also features a climate-controlled wine room, a walk-in humidor for cigars and a space for private tastings, community events and classe


"Grapes have never been grown before where we are," Curt Dunham, winemaker at LDV Winery, a 40-acre estate in Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains, says. "So we really didn't know how things were going to turn out."


The state produces a variety of food-friendly wines made largely from Mediterranean grape varieties. After decades of experimentation, these are the grapes that Texas winemakers have found to be most successful in their climate. And although there are several wine regions in Texas, the majority of Texas wines come from just two of them.


Distinction comes on the heels of the award-winning winery's takeover of New York City's famed James Beard House in June


Laws in New York and New Mexico are giving small producers a new way to boost their bottom lines



It's a Labor Day weekend tradition - the Las Cruces Harvest Wine Festival, when the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds transform into wine central, with reds, whites and sparkling wines to satisfy even the most refined palette.


You won't find any of this at pl?b urban winery. Located at the southern end of the River Arts District, the 10,000-square-foot winery occupies the former Paneling World Inc. warehouse. Wine production claims half the space, while a taproom makes up the rest. On Saturday, Sept. 1, the new venue will host its grand opening.


Some grape growers think the current regulations may not be enough to protect their vines.


The damage at Applewhite's vineyard and elsewhere is likely coming from one of her cotton-growing neighbors. New weedkillers used on the cotton crop are drifting beyond the fields and causing damage elsewhere.


The new digs is expected to bring more visibility for the almost 10-year-old winery as the location is in a central Scottsdale Waterfront hub, across the canal corridor from Barrio Queen, Marcellino Ristorante and Tapas Papa Frita.


While the East and West Coast get the lion's share of attention, it's time to focus Texas. It's an exciting time to be making, and drinking, wines from the state.


More than 420 wines and spirits, from 16 producing states, compete for a medal at the Mexico Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles "Siguiendo el Camino de la Vid: el Bajío, Querétaro 2018"


The Austin chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier has always offered scholarships for local culinary students, but this year, the organization of women in the food industry is offering stipends for culinary professionals who are already in the industry and who want to seek educational development, such as take the Certified Cheese Professional Exam or attend TEXSOM, the annual Texas wine conference.


Gulf Coast 95% finished and most reds ready for picking, 2018 could be the state's largest


Residents from Brownfield and surrounding areas filled Reddy Vineyards to enjoy music from the Drake Hays Band and sample wines from local vineyards. With more than 4,000 acres of grape vines in Terry County, there was plenty to choose from.


Since opening last April the Spirit of Texas Winery has done much more than be the area's top voted winery/wine bar, according to the recent Best of Brown County results, and has daily events ranging from yoga classes to welcoming new teachers as part of its upcoming Back to School Brunch.


A monsoon storm hit the Valley hard Thursday evening, bringing high winds, low visibility and a massive wall of rolling dust coming from the south.


With the market developing a growing taste for different blends including varietals that have a shorter hang cycle, the state's wine businesses are reducing their loss caused by those blends that require much lengthier dry times. "Paired with advances in winemaking technologies, mid-west wine producers are able to maximize efficiency and production costs helping them compete better inside and outside of their local markets," shares Texas-based award-winning wine collector, Marcus Hiles


Historically, our relatively short ripening season has been a problem for Texas wines. But advances in winemaking technology - and a shifting focus to varietals that don't need as much hang time as, say, cabernet sauvignon - have made it far less of an issue of late. Truth to tell, the early harvest for the right red grapes guarantees vibrant color in the bottle and, with the heat we've had, there's no reason to worry about the brix.

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