Our Guide to Wine & Texas Wine
Texas Wine Club
Welcome to the Texas Wine Club, where we celebrate Texas' rich wine history & culture. From "Wine Fundamentals" to our "Texas Wine Education" originals, we hope you'll enjoy our work & join us on a journey discovering Texas wine.
The Difference Between Old World and New World Wines
Old World and New World Wine, what exactly does that mean? We break it down for you and share some fundamental concepts that will help bring clarity.
The Basics of Food and Wine Pairing
Since the invention of wine, it has been traditional for food and wine to be consumed together. In this short article, we'll help cover/explain the basics of food & wine pairing recommendations.
Exploring The Types of Rosé Wines
Rosé wines are made in most of the wine-producing countries around the world and can be made from any grape variety that is currently being cultivated. It comes in a variety of colors that range from very pale pink (almost white) to a deep ruby red.
Filtered & Unfiltered Wine: What's The Difference?
Both filtered and unfiltered winemaking methods have their benefits and disadvantages. Before making the decision on an unfiltered or filtered wine, it is essential to have an understanding of what each type of wine offers.
How to Read a Wine Label
Wine labels provide valuable information about the wine's origin, grape variety, vintage, and other important details. Understanding these details can help you select a wine that suits your taste preferences and complements your meal or occasion.
Dessert Wines - Sweet Wines, Oxidized Wines & Fortified Wines
There is a seemingly endless choice of dessert wines available to us. They are made as Sweet, Fortified, and Oxidized wines and each has its own specific characteristics and unique style
What is Wine Body & How To Determine It? Light vs. Medium vs. Full Body
One of the most common ways that wine is described is by its body. A wine’s body has no physical aspects, it is the sensation that we feel inside of our mouths when we taste it on our palate.
Wine Etiquette - Tips When Ordering At A Restaurant
Ordering a bottle of wine at a restaurant doesn't have to be stressful. The process is the same at nearly all fine dining establishments. Once you're familiar with the process, you'll be able to order wine at any restaurant confidently.
All The Types of Wine Openers and How To Use Them
Many openers are available on the market, ranging from simple handheld corkscrews to more complex electric or air pressure devices.
How Are Champagnes and Sparkling Wines Made?
Sparkling wine is often associated with celebratory occasions, and rightly so; sparkling wine is unique among all other wines. It is made via a labor-intensive process that results in the creation of a delightful beverage.
What's The Right Serving Temperature for My Wine? Reds, Whites, & Sparklings
The best serving temperature for wine depends on the varietal and style of wine. Let's look at the standards set by the Wine & Spirits Educational Trust in this article.
Organic, Biodynamic, Natural, and Sustainable Wines - What's The Difference?
There is a growing trend toward consuming ethical and natural products. "Natural Wines" are becoming very popular among health-focused and environmentally-conscious consumers as they are produced with minimum disruption in both the vineyard and winery.
Wine Glasses: The Many Types & How to Choose The Best for You
Wine glasses aren't just an aesthetic choice but also an important tool to help you get the most out of your wine.
What Are Tannins? A Simple Guide To Wine Tannins
Tannins are chemical compounds that belong to a larger group of compounds called polyphenols. They exist in numerous plant based foods and originate from the plants bark, stems, seeds, and skin. Wine tannins are produced from grape skins, seeds, stems, oak barrels, and additives.
Wine Decanters: Simple Guide On How & When To Use A Decanter
In this article, you’ll learn about decanters and understand how and when to use one. Let’s solve the mystery, shall we?
Why Does Swirling Wine Make It Taste Better?
The way you swirl wine can greatly enhance your drinking experience, and in this article, we will dive into the art of swirling wine and the benefits it provides.
Wine Spoilage: 3 Ways to Tell If Your Wine Has Gone Bad
There's nothing more disappointing than opening a bottle of wine and discovering that it has gone bad. To help you determine whether your wine has spoiled, we've put together this short guide.
What is A Wine Aerator? A Quick, Simple Guide
Wine aerators enhance the flavors and aromas of wine, making the tasting experience even more enjoyable. In this article, we will explore the benefits of using a wine aerator and how it can elevate your wine-drinking experience.
Pyrazines in Wine: Understanding Their Role in Winemaking & Wine Tasting
In wine, pyrazines play an important role in shaping the wine's flavor profile and can help to balance out the sweetness and fruitiness of the wine. In this article, we'll explain what they are in, hopefully, a simple and easy-to-understand way.
The Art of Wine Legs: Understanding and Appreciating Wine's Visual Characteristics
"Wine legs" are an indication of wine's alcohol content, viscosity, and sugar levels In this article, we will explore the science behind wine legs and how to use them to make informed wine choices.
How Long Does Wine Last – Opened and Unopened?
Have you ever wondered how long a bottle of wine can last? The answer is not as straight forward as you might think. Wine is a living entity with a unique metabolic process, which affects how long it will “live.”
Wine Bottles: An Overview of All The Types & Sizes
With this article, we hope to provide you with a good overview of the various types and sizes of wine bottles without overwhelming you – that’s the wine’s job, not the bottle's.
Hidden Gems of Wine: 5 Reasons Why The Best Are Not In Stores
The truth is, the best wines are often hidden away from us, and are only available to those in the know. In this article, we'll explain why the best wines are not in stores.
The Aroma Wheel & How It Will Change The Way You Drink Wine
The Aroma Wheel is a powerful tool designed to help identify different aromas present in a wine. It consists of sections divided into various categories, aromas that encompass nearly every possible scent detected during a wine-tasting experience.
Texas Wine Education
Malbec: The Grapes of Texas Wine
Made famous in Argentina, Malbec was once the grape behind the famed 'Black Wines' from Cahors in Southwest France.
Connecting Texas to the Old World: A Graphical Representation
A graphical illustration of Texas in relation to the Old World.
Texas & Europe: A Visual Comparison of Grape Growing Regions
A visual look at the grape growing regions of Texas and how compare them to those in Europe.
Merlot: The Grapes of Texas Wine
This is the most planted varietal in France for a reason, and one of the most widely cultivated grapes in the world.
Petite Sirah: The Grapes of Texas Wine
Petite Sirah is a variety of red wine grape that descended directly from the well-known Syrah grape of the Rhone Valley.
Syrah: The Grapes of Texas Wine
Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is a full-bodied red wine that is characterized by its meaty, peppery flavor profile.
Grenache: The Grapes of Texas Wine
Grenache is a grape variety that is well-suited to hot, dry climates and is grown in many wine-producing regions around the world, including Texas.
Tempranillo: The Grapes of Texas Wine
In the eyes of many, Tempranillo is the official red grape of Texas.
Viognier: The Grapes of Texas Wine
This aromatic white grape went from being nearly extinct, to one of the more popular alternatives to Chardonnay around the world.
Sangiovese: The Grapes of Texas Wine
From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the Hill Country of Texas, Sangiovese has found a new place to thrive.
Mourvèdre: The Grapes of Texas Wine
Mourvèdre wines are known for their deep, dark color and rich, full-bodied flavor.
Albariño: The Grapes of Texas Wine
Albariño is rapidly becoming known in the state of Texas. While it is not a widely known grape outside of Spain, Texas winemakers and grape growers have embraced this distinct varietal.
5 Wild Texas Grapes Used in Wine Production
From Mustang to Muscadine to Lomanto, whether they're used in varietals or vintages, these are the wild Texan grapes that are shaking up the wine scene.
Texas AVAs: The Key Wine Regions to Watch in Texas
With 8 AVAs in Texas, there’s plenty to love about this booming industry. From terroir to climate, discover more about these 8 distinct wine regions.
How Texas Helped Save the European Wine Industry
When a phylloxera epidemic ravaged French vineyards, TV Munson and Texas grape rootstock saved the industry.
Are Texas Wines Any Good?
It's true: Texas wine hasn't always been great. But overlooking decades of progress will leave you missing out on some world-class wine.
Texas Rose: How They're Made and Why You Should Be Drinking Them
Texas is quickly emerging as a region known for its rosé wines. Every season, Texas rosé garners national attention — and for good reason.
Why The Harsh Weather of 2022 Will Be a Vintage Year for Texas
Texas vines are weathering record high temperatures and conditions of drought. The grapes are smaller than ever, resulting in a much smaller yield. These dire conditions make the 2022 vintage prime for some of the best Texas wine, ever.
TWC Original Shorts
The Difference Between Red & White Wines
Clay explains the difference between red and white wines
Aroma + Taste = Flavor
Clay briefly explains aroma + taste = flavor
Pairing Texas Wine & Pizza
Josh explains Texas Wine & Pizza pairings in this Texas Wine Club original short video
Wine, Gratitude, & Meditation
Kambrah talks wine, gratitude, & meditation in this Texas Wine Club original short video
Pairing Wine & Oysters
Josh explains Texas Wine & Oyster pairings in this Texas Wine Club original short video
What Are Wine Diamonds?
Clay explains Wine Diamonds in this Texas Wine Club original short video
Pairing Wine & Fried Chicken
Josh explains Texas Wine & Fried Chicken pairings in this Texas Wine Club original short video
Wine & Moon Pairings
Kambrah explains the basics of wine & food pairing with a biodynamic calendar in this Texas Wine Club original short video.
Ordering & Sampling Wine at A Restaurant
Clay explains the basics of ordering & sampling wine at a restaurant in this Texas Wine Club original short video.
Wine Legs (or Tears)
Clay explains Wine Legs (or Tears) in this Texas Wine Club original short video
Pairing Texas Wine & BBQ
Josh explains Texas Wine & BBQ pairings in this Texas Wine Club original short video
Wine Swirling Explained
Clay explains the swirling wine in this Texas Wine Club original short video.
Pairing Texas Wine & Mexican Food
Josh explains Mexican food and Texas Wine pairing tips in this Texas Wine Club Original short
Single-Varietal and Blended Wines
Kambrah explains single-varietal and blended wines in this Texas Wine Club Original short
Wine Serving Temperatures
Clay explains the ideal serving temperature of wines in this Texas Wine Club original short video.
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Wine Showcase: A Comparative Tasting Experience
Learn about Texas wine history and the similarities and differences to other regions of the world while tasting exceptional wine!