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The Wine Trail

Let me speak frankly. I don’t know wine. I can’t pick out the notes or tell the difference between vintages. That doesn’t mean I don’t like wine. Even if I can’t stand the dry ones, I do enjoy an occasional glass every now and then. The Texas Wine Trail has many vineyards to choose from,…

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Dante’s Peak – Part Deux

The wine industry is a funny business. You’re constantly meeting new people and tasting new wines. The business never gets old as a result, and it certainly keeps you humble, as you learn something new every day. As I’ve said before…what a great way to make a living. Last week Kathy and I had the…

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The Noble Experiment That Failed

This past December marked the 80th anniversary of the repeal of the 18th amendment, affectionately referred to as Prohibition. No one disputes the problems relating to the addiction aspects of alcohol, but history has shown it’s very difficult to legislate morality for a nation. Some social historians have even suggested the immense profits generated for…

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With Thanks to the Folks at Frogs Leap

Anyone that’s a fan of the winery has seen their poster…”Times fun when you’re having flies”. This article starts my second year of contributing articles to Explore (Thank you Ben for this ongoing opportunity). It’s sorta hard to accept the fact that it’s been a  whole year later, but here we are with cool weather…

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Who Knows What Month It Is?

I don’t know where your political persuasions lie, but I personally feel we owe a huge debt of gratitude to former governor (and president) George W. Bush for really putting the Texas wine industry on the map. When he signed the original proclamation designating each October as Texas Wine Month back in 1999, there were…

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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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Old Timer – July 2013

I’m a bit of a wine collector, and was wondering about your wine knowledge. I’m having a hard time deciding between the exquisite (but expensive) Domaine Romanée-Conti or finishing my collection off with the more affordable, yet equally impressive Chteau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 1986. Thoughts? Wine has always been a bit perplexing to me. We’ve…

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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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