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…
Articles by Jessica Dupuy
Aug 28, 2015 — By Jessica Dupuy
A wine that showcases the terroir and climate of cool nights in the High Plains.
Jul 17, 2015 — By Jessica Dupuy
Provence inspired, Texas made, this summer rosé will have you sipping on the front porch long past sunset.
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.
Jun 29, 2015 — By Jessica Dupuy
Tuscan in style, with bright red fruits, aromas of smoke, earth, and herbs.
Jun 8, 2015 — By Jessica Dupuy
Kim McPherson of McPherson Cellars launches one of the first nationally-distributed Texas wines in collaboration with California Winemaker, Dave Phinney’s Locations brand, with the simple name that says it all: TX.
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…
May 21, 2015 — By Jessica Dupuy
Wednesday night, at The Little Nell hotel in Aspen, the Court of Master Sommeliers announced the latest class of master sommeliers to earn a diploma for passing what has been referred to as one of the world’s hardest exams. This year, there were seven who passed, one of whom was Texas’…
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