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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…

Austin’s June Rodil Earns Heralded Master Sommelier Pin

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’…

Meet the Winemaker: David Kuhlken, Pedernales Cellars

May 15, 2015 By Jessica Dupuy

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…

Meet the Winemaker: Todd Webster, Brennan Vineyards

Feb 27, 2015 By Jessica Dupuy

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…