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The Great Northwest Wine Tasting at Pappas Bros Feb 6th

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Next Friday, February 6, Pappas Bros. will host “The Great Northwest Wine Tasting,” featuring 12 prominent wines from Oregon and Washington, allowing guests to experience some of the best varietals from the country’s Northwestern wine region. Master Sommelier, Barbara Werley, will guide wine through the vineyards of Oregon and Washington while the differences and unique notes in each varietal, for the ultimate wine tasting experience.   Continue reading

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Taste Syrah From Around The World On Monday December 9th

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Gusto, the organization that recently held a “Texas vs. The World – Roussanne” tasting in Dallas is back on December 9th with a “Texas vs. The World – Syrah” tasting at Times Ten Cellars. As I said in my report of the Roussanne tasting, these events are a fun way to learn about wine and come Crave Recommended. Details from the press release:

Lost Oak Winery will be the featured winery at the Texas vs. The World Syrah wine tasting on Monday, December 9 at Times Ten Cellars in Dallas.       Continue reading

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Is Roussanne The Next Breakthrough Texas Grape?

wine-tastingby Andrew Chalk

I recently reported on a tasting of Texas wines made from the Rhône grape named Roussanne.  Thirty four Dallas consumers blind-tasted 17 Roussanne wines (or blends) from major Roussanne growing regions (10 wines were from Texas) and when the results were in, Texas wines occupied four of the five top positions, including first.

That tasting, organized by a wine event group named Gusto, has been replicated closely by them in Houston and Austin. Here are the results for the top five wines out of 17 in each tasting. I have highlighted the Texas wines to draw attention to their rankings:  Continue reading

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Texas Roussanne Wines Get Ranked

rouss-blind_set1by Andrew Chalk

You may recall that Crave conducted MoAT1 (the Mother of All Tastings No. 1) just a month ago where we pitted 16 Texas wines from the Viognier grape against two known stars from California and a French example. Texas took the top six spots, confirming an improvement in quality that I have seen happening over several years. Now comes news that TXWineLover blog, one of the best blogs about Texas wine, has conducted a similarly comprehensive tasting, but this time of wines from the Roussanne grape from Texas. Roussanne is a good choice. It has also been steadily improving and is also a wine grape originating from the southern Rhône region of France.     Continue reading

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