Jessica Dupuy

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Meet the Winemaker

Jul 16, 2015 By Jessica Dupuy

How Wes Mickel, a trained chef and hobbyist beer brewer found his way to being one of the first cider makers in Texas is a question he still asks himself on a regular basis. The Arkansas native took on the challenge of making cider from Texas-grown apples purely by happenstance.

Texas Wine of the Month: Kuhlman Cellars Calcaria, 2013

May 31, 2015 By Jessica Dupuy

The Wine: Kuhlman Cellars Calcaria, 2013 Who Likes It: Philippe Place, the General Manager of Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery in San Antonio. Originally from the Loire Valley of France, Place came to San Antonio fifteen years ago via the hospitality industry in London and Paris. He recently joined chef…

Meet the Winemaker: David Kuhlken, Pedernales Cellars

May 15, 2015 By Jessica Dupuy

A native Texan with a sharp business mind honed at Rice University and the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, David Kuhlken didn’t originally aspire to be a winemaker. And yet, he’s making wine in Stonewall for Pedernales Cellars, a family operation that is among the…

Balaced Wines Pursue the Lone Star State

Mar 25, 2015 By Jessica Dupuy

Texas-based Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fans looking for a safe-bet in their pursuit of quality wines from California should consider an upcoming Houston wine tasting event on Monday, March 30 from non-profit organization In Pursuit of Balance (IPOB).  Founded in 2011 by Rajat Parr of Domaine de la Côte…

Meet the Winemaker: Todd Webster, Brennan Vineyards

Feb 27, 2015 By Jessica Dupuy

This month, we’re launching a new column to introduce Texas Monthly readers to the people behind Texas Wine. Sometimes it helps to know a little bit about the person behind the wine in your glass.  Todd Webster is the winemaker for Brennan Vineyards, a winery in Comanche located halfway between…

Texas Monthly Introduces Their Wine Club

Jan 21, 2015 By Jessica Dupuy

“Can you tell me which Texas wine to try? I have a hard time knowing what to look for at the store.”  This is question I get all the time. After tasting hundreds of Texas wines throughout the year—and in my life—it’s become a sort of personal…

Texas Grape Grower Opens His Own Winery

Nov 21, 2014 By Jessica Dupuy

High Plains grape grower, Andy Timmons of Lost Draw Vineyards has fast become a leading force in the Texas wine industry, and now he’s opening his own winery. We talk grapes, technology, wine and how to take Texas to a new chapter in American winemaking. 

A Frozen Week for Texas Vineyards

Apr 17, 2014 By Jessica Dupuy

While many Texans were up late watching the Blood Moons, grape growers in the High Plains and the Hill Country spent their nights tending vines and hoping for the best. Both regions experienced below-freezing temperatures Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights, and late spring freezes like these are the sort of…