Wine

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Wine – Sept 2013 – Message in a Bottle

Message in a bottle….or how I got great wine at an even better price! His name is Michael Silacci, and he’s the head winemaker at Opus One winery in Napa, California…arguably the most prestigious winery in America, with a rich history that goes back to its creation by the Rothschild/Mondavi partnership in 1979. And he…

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Making Sense of Wine

Of all the love affairs covered in the media, the one I find most gratifying is our new found love affair with wine. In an earlier article on some of the aspects of wine, I tried to help with the simplifying of wine by covering the #1 basic rule of wine…there are no rules. In…

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Texas Wine Trail

And just when we thought it couldn’t get any hotter… oh well, it is finally the summer months in south Texas, especially after our cold start in May. First let me thank all those folks who hit the Texas Wine Trail, and experienced our little bit of wine heaven in the Hill country. And special…

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Wine – June 2013

The History of Texas Wine By Tom Geoghegan | TGeoghegan@boernewineco.com After receiving several comments on the Texas Wine Trail article, I thought it might be fun to look back to the history of the Texas wine industry. As most of us remember, the discovery of the new world was funded by Spain in the late…

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Wine – May 2013

The Texas Wine Trail By Tom Geoghegan | TGeoghegan@boernewineco.com     Spring is definitely in the air… the mesquites are starting to bud, the Bradford Pear trees are flowering, and it looks like a record year for bluebonnets. If this isn’t a good enough excuse for a road trip, we have our own little piece of…

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Wine – April 2013

Discovering AVA’s in the wine country By Tom Geoghegan | TGeoghegan@boernewineco.com As we move from the refreshing chill of our brief few weeks of winter to the almost perfect weather of our spring season, we have the luxury in the Hill Country of being able to enjoy our favorite reds almost year round. With that…

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Wine – February 2013

The Romance of Wine By Tom Geoghegan | TGeoghegan@boernewineco.com We just keep ticking off the Holidays, coast a little bit, and there it is….looming…Valentines week. And as we quickly panic in terms of how to show our appreciation and affection for that special person, can I offer a few suggestions? There is something very intimate…

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Wine – January 2013

Discovery in 2013 Just when we thought that the Holidays would never end, we coasted into the serenity that surrounds New Years Eve….a time of reflection on the year past, and new resolutions for the upcoming year. With that spirit in mind, I had some simple thoughts on continuing that sense of discovery. Step one…

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Wine – December 2012

Wine & Holiday Meal Season – Texas Style By Tom Geoghegan With the Holiday season fast approaching, I thought it might be a good idea to scratch one item off our busy checklist… which wines for the holiday meals? These are probably the three most important meals of the year as they are generally shared…

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Wine – November 2012

Post War Wine By Tom Geoghegan Tom Brokaw describes them eloquently as “the greatest generation”. They were the men and women who defended our freedom so selfishly during WWII, and continued the legacy that has run through Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan, in terms of service to our country. Children of the Great Depression established…

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