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.
A decade and a half after I wrote about the poor quality of Texas wines for this magazine, Lone Star vintners are starting to turn heads.
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…
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.
"I don't know if it was the vintage, the vine age or the winemaking confidence, but that was a particularly motivating flight."
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.