A Patch in the Hills-Ferzo Wines

{These wines were provided as media samples, no other compensation. Thoughts are my own.} Yesterday, I highlighted an Italian grape and a less well-known white from the Hill Country of Texas. Today, we look at an obscure white and the same Italian grape, grown in the hilly region of origin. On the east coast of […]

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Wedding Oak Stand Outs-Texas Tuesday

{These wines were provided as media samples with no other compensation. Thoughts are my own.} We all have our favorites. We may not tell our children that. They may shift from day-to-day or year-to-year, but we have them. I have some favorite wineries and wines from that producer. Here are two favorites from Wedding Oak […]

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Waiting for the Right Time-Spanish Reds

{These wines were provided as media samples. I received no compensation. Thoughts, opinions are my own.} There is a lot of waiting in wine. Waiting for the vines to produce fruit, waiting to see what the season brings, waiting while it rests in barrel, opens in the glass. We hold on to certain wines, waiting […]

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Falling for the Wines of Alto Adige – Südtirol

{These wines were provided as media samples by Teuwen Communications. I received no other compensation. Thoughts and opinions are my own.} Sometimes transitions are gradual. A slow cooling, mild warming. A gradual shift in elevation yields a barely discernible change in fauna.  In other parts of the world, the shift is dramatic, palpable. Alto Adige-Südtirol, […]

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Art, Wine, and a Wonderful Time-William Chris Vineyards-#TXwine

I got pulled into something else yesterday, so instead of Texas Tuesday, it is Texas Wednesday. Which works since it is #TexasWineMonth! We’ve had a lot of rain here in Central Texas this fall. I mean A LOT. Like crazy, dangerous flooding amounts. So when schedules aligned with the forecast, two friends and I decided […]

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Travel Beyond Texas at Tillie’s Restaurant

I was invited to this dinner as press but no other compensation was provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Photos are mine unless otherwise noted. A short distance off 290, past the town of Dripping Springs, you’ll find one of the state’s premier wedding venues. But the inspiration for the venue came from much […]

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The Fruits of their Labor-2018 Harvest-Part 1 #TXTuesday

It is a culmination of the year’s efforts. It is letting out a sigh of relief that the fruit has weathered the climatic challenges. It is digging in deep, finding the stamina needed in the coming days, weeks. It is harvest. While many fields have been picked, others are still swarming with laborers. Each day, […]

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Hills and Valleys-Pt. 4-Vista Hills Vineyard

{This is part 4 in a series of our visit to the Willamette Valley last summer.} It can be challenging to visit wineries with a big group. It can be challenging to visit with children. It can be challenging to visit with aging parents (mine, at least.) So, what to do when you check all […]

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Remembering, every year, every day

If you have been reading for any time, you know that I shared this post three years ago, the connected piece was shared the three previous. I took a break, not wanting to bombard. But the truth is, we all feel the weight of this day, some of us more acutely. I mourn for my […]

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