The Italian restaurant has built its drink program around this herbal liqueur. Try the Life Aquatic.
Dripping Springs couple devote their resources to producing a whiskey known for its purity, simplicity, and elegance (and one ideal for the holidays).
The wines that made this list vary in style, body, and character—meaning there’s something here for every palate preference—but all represent a common thread of balance and quality.
Whites, reds, rosés—we've found our favorite of each for this summer's backyard barbecues.
The Texas wine industry battles it out over a bill that would require all state-labeled bottles be made from 100 percent Texas-grown grapes.
The 25 best reds and whites to emerge out of Texas this season.
The 21 best whites and reds to emerge out of Texas this season.
Hudson's on the Bend has long been a sentimental favorite. So, does the recently renovated Austin establishment hold up under new ownership?
The 22 best reds, whites, and rosés to emerge out of Texas this season.
With a little help from the cheesemongers at Antonelli's Cheese House, in Austin.
Rachel DelRocco, Texas's best sommelier, the state's wine industry, pairing food and wine, and how to talk about wine when you don't know much.
The inaugural Texas Wine Revolution sees the future of the business through rosé glasses.
The 19 best Texas wines to emerge in the past few months.
The best pink wines for summer 2016.
David Keck, of Camerata wine bar in Houston, joined an elite group when he passed one of the world's hardest exams.
The wine cooler is back. And better.
Wine, food, and good company: who could ask for more?
Pierre Celis helped kickstart the craft brewing movement in Texas. Now it's his daughter's turn to advance the movement.
The best 15 wines to emerge from Texas in the last few months.
Wineries are experimenting with the style, and it’s paying off.
Six Texas wines, beers, and cocktail recipes.
A list of the best Texas wines released this year, including the top reds, whites, and rosés you should be tasting right now.
Pairings that play nice with all the flavors on your plate.
Mason ISD launched a high school viticulture program to help create the next crop of Texas's grape growers.
Jack Mason competes in "Uncorked," Esquire TV's new show about the quest to become a Master Somm.
Six wines to celebrate cooler days ahead.
A red-wine blend that stands up well to barbecue and Tex-Mex.
The Dripping Springs-based distillery is set to open full-scale operation that will serve as a blueprint for what we can expect from Texas' spirits scene.
These six splendid wineries are setting the standard for Texas viticulture.
ComfortBending 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 RioVal Verde Winery, founded in this sleepy border city in 1883, is the state’s oldest continuously running
How one Colorado-based outfit is bringing its formula for urban winemaking to Texas.
A wine that showcases the terroir and climate of cool nights in the High Plains.
Provence inspired, Texas made, this summer rosé will have you sipping on the front porch long past sunset.
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.
Looking for a festive way to celebrate Independence Day? We've got a roundup of summer sippers perfect for any patriot party.
Tuscan in style, with bright red fruits, aromas of smoke, earth, and herbs.
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.
The Wine: Kuhlman Cellars Calcaria, 2013Who 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 Jeff Balfour to open
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’
Nine Texas dry rosés that will entice you to drink pink all summer long.
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
In 2012 Wedding Oak Winery opened its doors in San Saba, at what many call the Top of the Hill Country. Spearheading the endeavor was Mike McHenry, a second-career grape grower and vineyard consultant eager to bring San Saba into the fold as a Texas wine town. He had
A crisp, refreshing white wine, just in time for summer.
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
An exclusive selection of wines that best repesent the winners at this year’s competition.
Dry rosés are the perfect way to welcome warmer weather.
A guide to the wineries in the “Top of the Hill Country Wine Trail,” an area that spans Burnet, Bend, and San Saba.
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 the
Celebrate by raising a glass filled with one of these concoctions from The Pastry War, Odd Duck, and Mexican Sugar.
A special field blend from the winery’s estate vineyard.