Jessica Dupuy

Articles by Jessica Dupuy

Five Unexpected Wine Finds

Sep 17, 2015 By Jessica Dupuy

Comfort Bending Branch Winery’s Tannat grapes, a dark, inky variety from Southwest France and Uruguay, make for innovative wines with rich fruit concentration and grippy tannin. 2012 Estate Tannat, CM, $60. Del Rio Val Verde Winery, founded in this sleepy border city in 1883, is the state’s…

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…