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Wine

Reign of Terroir

Sep 17, 2015 By Jordan Mackay

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.

Five Unexpected Wine Finds

Sep 17, 2015 By Jessica Dupuy

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…

Drink Like a Texan

Sep 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Texans are a thirsty bunch, and our drinks package has everything you need to imbibe like Sam Houston's watching.

You Never Can Tell

Apr 11, 2014 By Patricia Sharpe

The setting and wine list may be sophisticated, but down-to-earth French fare gives Austin’s La V everyday appeal.

And Texas’s Best Sommelier Is…

Aug 13, 2013 By Jessica Dupuy

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.