Texas Wine Education

What are the best Texas wines to pair with classic Texas foods this summer?

Insights and suggestions as well as the input from some other Texas wine experts and culinary talent to offer you the best advice for sipping and savoring every glass of wine and plate of food you encounter this summer.

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The Italian Connection: How Texan Winemakers are Harnessing the Power of Italian Grapes

Texas has eight different AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) however there are two regions where Italian varietals have taken root exceptionally well. Italy and Texas have very similar climates and soil types creating the perfect symbiosis between the Italian vines and the Texan viticultural and winemaking skills to create a little piece of “wine heaven”.

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Texas Wines vs. Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Bordeaux

Some very successful blends have been made from grapes that originate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Bordeaux. These have some of the old world characteristics but at the same time express their own unique qualities that come from the Texan terroir and touch of its local winemakers.

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Where To Find Natural & Organic Texas Wines

Organic wine refers to the way grapes are grown and produced, while natural wine refers to the minimal intervention in the winemaking process. While there is some overlap between the two, they are not the same thing.

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How Texas Winemakers are Gaining Recognition in Europe

Is the Texas wine industry garnering attention from Europeans? Along with luring several Old World winemakers to the region, other wine professionals are also taking notice.

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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.

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Connecting Texas to the Old World: A Graphical Representation

A graphical illustration of Texas in relation to the Old World.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tempranillo: The Grapes of Texas Wine

In the eyes of many, Tempranillo is the official red grape of Texas.

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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.

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Mourvèdre: The Grapes of Texas Wine

Mourvèdre wines are known for their deep, dark color and rich, full-bodied flavor.

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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.

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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.

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How Texas Helped Save the European Wine Industry

When a phylloxera epidemic ravaged French vineyards, TV Munson and Texas grape rootstock saved the industry.

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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.

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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.

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