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Time to Stomp Some Grapes
These days, grapes are crushed by state-of-the-art machinery, but some Hill Country wineries like to recreate the crushes of the past with grape stomp parties after harvest every summer. Festivities always include wine, food, and music, plus a souvenir t-shirt with grape-stained footprints to document your contribution to the new vintage.

11:00AM Sat. Aug. 15, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

AC Wine: Randall Grahm's Great Grenache
Californian winemaker Randall Grahm lives and works in Santa Cruz, which is sort of a soul brother to Austin. The town is dominated by the 17,000 student UC Santa Cruz and, at least by reputation, exists in a never-ending fog of pot fumes. See any similarities?

3:30PM Thu. Jul. 23, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

It's Harvest Time at Flat Creek Estate
Pinot Grigio grapes are always the first to ripen at Flat Creek Estate Winery & Vineyard near Marble Falls. The folks out there could use some help with the harvest this weekend.

11:45AM Wed. Jul. 22, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

AC Wine: Sparkling Rosés
For a warm Austin night, you can never go wrong with a sparkling rosé. The versatile wines go great with a variety of summer staples – from grilled fish to melon and chicken. Alone, they are the perfect after work sip on a patio.

1:00PM Tue. Jul. 14, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

Alamosa Wine Cellars Is For Sale
Alamosa Wine Cellars owners Jim and Karen Johnson announced their retirement this week after more than 20 years as leaders in the modern Texas wine industry. The Johnsons planted Texas' first warm weather grape varietals in San Saba county in 1996, making them the farthest north of the Hill Country wineries.

4:25PM Wed. Jul. 8, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Paul Ozbirn Is Austin's Newest Advanced Sommelier
The Master Court of Sommeliers has announced that 18 people have just passed the advanced sommelier exam for this year. Three of the new designates are Texans and one is Austinite Paul Ozbirn, beverage director for chef Shawn Cirkiel's Parkside Projects restaurant group.

1:30PM Tue. Apr. 14, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

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Wine of the Week
With the holidays fast approaching, nothing says party like Champagne. Unfortunately, Champagne always carries a hefty price tag to match its festive nature.

10:15AM Mon. Dec. 8, 2014, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

Celebrate Texas Wine on International Tempranillo Day
Tempranillo is the world famous grape that forms the backbone of two of Spain’s most majestic wines, Rioja and Ribera del Duero. So why are we talking about Texas wines?

12:30PM Wed. Nov. 12, 2014, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

Wine of the Week
New Zealand winemaker extraordinaire Kim Crawford shot through Austin a few weeks ago leaving a trail of happy wine consumers and professionals. He made sure everyone around him had the chance to taste his world famous Sauvignon Blanc ($15).

9:00AM Mon. Aug. 18, 2014, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

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