A special field blend from the winery’s estate vineyard.
Made from a grape that grows abundantly in the High Plains and produces a refreshing, crisp white wine you can enjoy all year long.
“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 mission
Or at least when it’s cold outside.
A list of the best Texas wines released this year, including the top reds, whites, and rosés you should be tasting right now.
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 white wine that pairs well with most Thanksgiving feasts.
Drink one (or all five, though maybe not on the same day) to celebrate International Tempranillo Day.
One of the state's oldest and most respected wineries embarks on a new beginning with a second Hill Country location.
A big and bold Texas red.
Austin Beerworks Einhorn, Real Ale Brewing Company’s 18th Anniversary Gose, and Live Oak Brewing Company's Hefeweissen, just to name a few.
Food and wine fans from across the country will have a chance to share in a virtual community dinner in one of four cities on September 20 as part of a special event by Rodney Strong Vineyards. Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports culinary heritage
A perfect send off to the hot summer days.
Despite late spring freezes and lower yields, winemakers in Texas feel good about this year's vintage.
A dry rosé that can be enjoyed year-round.
TEXSOM, the nation's largest wine education conference, celebrated its ten-year anniverary, and Joelle Cousins, who works at Austin's Red Room Lounge, was named the best Texas sommelier in 2014, the sixth time an Austinite has taken home the honor.
A big red grape from Southern Italy takes root in a Central Texas vineyard.
This month’s selection, a robust and bold red wine, is produced in the small town of Comfort, Texas, by the Bending Branch Winery. Their Texas Tannat combines a striking mélange of rich color, palate-pleasing tannin, and a balance of dark fruit and rustic earthiness, a well-rounded introduction to a wine
Go on. Pour yourself a cold drink on a hot day.
How to best explore the area between Johnson City and Fredericksburg.
This month’s pick is made from Sangiovese, a well known Italian red grape variety. But in the spirit of the season, this particular wine is a lighter version of red wine—a classic example of a rich rosé.
The festival was in high spirits.
This month, we celebrate a red wine blend, the result of something you can get when you put a few different grapes together when there’s not enough to make a single-varietal wine. Sometimes wineries give these wines melodic, artistic names. In the case of Hye Meadow Winery, one of
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
With the rising global demand for bourbon, large producers face a shortage—an opportunity Texas distilleries are keen to take advantage of.
"I don't know if it was the vintage, the vine age or the winemaking confidence, but that was a particularly motivating flight."
A vibrant, crisp white wine, just in time for warm Texas weather.
A new marketing initiative led by some of the state's top wine producers has lofty ambitions of winning over an industry that has largely ignored Texas wines.
The Dallas Morning News/TEXSOM Wine Competition introduces some of the world's best sommeliers to Texas wines.
How Don Pullum of Sandstone Cellars is turning this sleepy little Hill Country town into a stronghold for Texas wines.
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.
Six great Texas wines.
The state's wine industry bids farewell to one of its great ambassadors, Clinton “Doc” McPherson, who passed away early Saturday morning.
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 Family Winery. The
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
A Q&A with the owner of the Austin-based distillery, who talks about his passion for Texas spirits.
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.
A list of the best Texas wines released this year, including the top ten reds and whites you should be tasting right now.
A crash course on how to enjoy the rich, fortified wine, including some options for "port-style" Texas wines.
Bill Blackmon and Chris Brundrett of William Chris Vineyards in Hye, Texas, created the Artist Blend, an expression of Texas terroir.
Going once! Going twice! One of Texas' oldest wineries is up for auction on Wednesday, November 6. Let the bidding begin!
The common thread: drink wine.
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.”
Last weekend’s Texas Craft Brewers Festival gave brewers and beer fans a lot to celebrate.
This month's selection comes from vineyards near...Galveston? It's also a tantalizing spin on the Portuguese classic dessert wine.
Due to record-breaking late spring frosts, this year’s grape harvest will go down in history as one of the worst.
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.
Following a rigorous competition at the ninth annual TEXSOM conference, Austin sommelier Scott Ota, of Arro restaurant, takes top honors in what has been called a game-changing year for the state's wine industry.
Genius Gin, a new Texas spirit, arrives on the scene offering a beautiful blend of botanicals that will appeal to the delicately refined palate.
Master Sommelier and Certified Cicerone Melissa Monosoff offeres a few tips on how to better appreciate beer and shares a few of her favorite Texas brews.