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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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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Hills and Valleys-Part 3-ROCO Winery

This series covers highlights from my visit to the Willamette Valley last summer. See the previous posts for travel tips and tastings. My first educational introduction to Willamette Valley wines came when Rollin Soles held a tasting at the Red Room in Austin. He poured a few Pinot Noir to compare and share about the […]

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A Perfect Day for Rosé-Texas Wine Revolution

{Media passes were provided, but no other compensation. Thoughts and opinions are my own.} Temperatures hovering around 80 with just enough of a breeze. Texas tunes and plates. Cerulean blue in the sky, an array of pink in my glass. Is there a better way to spend a day? As the Texas Wine industry continues […]

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Think Pink at the Texas Wine Revolution

The wildflowers aren’t the only thing blooming this time of year in Texas. While I’m a proponent of drinking rosé all year, sales of the pretty pink bottles soar in spring and summer. To kick off the season, Texas Wine Revolution will be held at the Horseshoe Bay Resort on Sunday, April 22nd from 1-5pm. […]

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An Identity Taking Root-Texas Tuesday

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was first asked the question, I apparently thought “a Queen” was something you could apply for and I’d be a nurse on the side. Then I moved on to a teacher or a “beautician.” That term gives a hint as to my age. But […]

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A Thrilling Ride-Sidecar-G-Force

{This wine was provided as a media sample, no other compensation. Thoughts, opinions are my own.} Speed, gravity, acceleration.  If you’ve ever been a passenger in a vehicle that takes the curve with gusto, you’ve had a taste of G-force. It requires you to both hold on tight and let go. There is a push/pull […]

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NY girl in TX…#TXwine in NY-Wedding Oak Winery

Last month marked a milestone for me. I have officially spent more of my life in Texas than in NY. I moved here 22 years ago at the age of 22. It was supposed to be a two month adventure. I love sharing New York with my Texas friends, Texas with my New York friends. […]

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An Artistic Perspective-Clos Pegase

A well made wine captures an essence. Wine, as with art, leaves an impression. One painting may capture your attention, but a study of a series, of a period paints a more complete picture. So it is with a winemaker, a brand. Bottle by bottle, stroke by stroke, the wines leave an impression.  One bottle hints, but […]

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