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…
Articles by Jessica Dupuy
Mar 27, 2014 — By Jessica Dupuy
"I don't know if it was the vintage, the vine age or the winemaking confidence, but that was a particularly motivating flight."
Mar 18, 2014 — By Jessica Dupuy
A vibrant, crisp white wine, just in time for warm Texas weather.
Feb 18, 2014 — By Jessica Dupuy
The Dallas Morning News/TEXSOM Wine Competition introduces some of the world's best sommeliers to Texas wines.
Feb 14, 2014 — By Jessica Dupuy
This bold red blend made from grapes typically grown in Portugal is from one of the Hill Country’s newest wineries and one of the region's youngest wine makers.
Jan 17, 2014 — By Jessica Dupuy
The Wine: Spicewood Vineyards “Estate” Tempranillo 2012, Texas Hill Country Who Likes It: Bill Elsey, advanced sommelier and general manager of the Red Room Lounge in Austin. Elsey got his start in the wine industry eight years ago while working in the Tasting Room at Duchman…
Jan 3, 2014 — By Jessica Dupuy
Texas fans of ABC’s The Taste, a cooking competition show, may have recognized a certain well-known Texas winemaker in the season’s first episode. Don Pullum of Mason, a small town west of Fredericksburg, wowed celebrity judges Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Marcus Samuelsson, and Ludo Lefebvre with his savvy culinary skills…
Dec 19, 2013 — By Jessica Dupuy
What does a flagship Texas winery do to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary? In the case of Fall Creek Vineyards, it changes things up a bit.
Nov 12, 2013 — By Jessica Dupuy
Bill Blackmon and Chris Brundrett of William Chris Vineyards in Hye, Texas, created the Artist Blend, an expression of Texas terroir.
Oct 13, 2013 — By Jessica Dupuy
This month’s pick comes from a relatively new winery located up in San Saba that’s proving this sleepy little ranching town is more than just “The Pecan Capital of the World.”
Sep 25, 2013 — By Jessica Dupuy
This month's selection comes from vineyards near...Galveston? It's also a tantalizing spin on the Portuguese classic dessert wine.
Aug 21, 2013 — By Jessica Dupuy
A Tempranillo blend, El Sueño is a special wine that Kim McPherson, one of the state’s leading winemakers, created to run exclusively at Max’s Wine Dive.
Jul 17, 2013 — By Jessica Dupuy
The two master sommeliers who crafted the wine menu for Arro, a new French restaurant in Austin, like the full body and acidity of this chenin blanc from Kim McPherson's winery.
Jun 14, 2013 — By Jessica Dupuy
This golden Viognier was recently took home the heralded Double Gold award from the Lyon International Wine Competition in France, the only American wine to do so.
May 20, 2013 — By Jessica Dupuy
Inwood Estates takes a Chardonnay grape and blends it with the less well known Spanish Palomino grape commonly used in Sherry to create a white wine that balances crisp acidity with bold fruit and complexity.
Apr 26, 2013 — By Jessica Dupuy
This Cabernet Sauvignon from Kiepersol Estates is aged in stainless steel tanks, which lets the grape, grown in Tyler, shine through.
Mar 27, 2013 — By Jessica Dupuy
As we transition into summer, nothing welcomes warm weather better than a good rosé, especially when it’s made in a classic French dry style.
Mar 19, 2013 — By Jessica Dupuy
Those running in the Texas wine circle are well acquainted with Kim McPherson. He owns his own label, McPherson Cellars, and he’s been instrumental in moving the industry forward, consulting for many of the wineries across the state. He seems to have been bred for wine-making. His…
A red wine blend.
This year kicks off with a Tempranillo for Texas Wine of the Month. By now, you should be fairly familiar with the prevalence of this grape. It’s turning heads in Texas blends (McPherson Cellars La Herencia) as well as in single-varietal wines (Inwood Estates Vineyards “Cornelius” Tempranillo). This month, we…
On heels of the San Antonio Cocktail Conference—a national four-day conference modeled after the likes of the New Orleans’ Tales of the Cocktail event that brings together bartenders from around the country to learn, taste, and talk everything cocktail—I had a chance to catch up with local craft bartender…
Jul 31, 2012 — By Jessica Dupuy
Roper-McCaslin, who lives in Austin, has worked with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders for 23 years as a cheerleader, a choreographer, and the lead recruiter. Growing up, my dad took my brother and me to just about every sporting event in Dallas, from Rangers baseball to Mavericks basketball. But it was the Cowboys…