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Celebrate Texas Wine on International Tempranillo Day
Spanish grape excels in the Lone Star State
DAILY Food  November 12, 2014, by Wes Marshall
"...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?..."

Pedernales Cellars Offers Another Delicious Tempranillo
You'll understand the multiple awards when you taste it
DAILY Food  July 12, 2016, by Wes Marshall
"...Best of all for red wine lovers is probably the Tempranillo grape. I could fill a small book just with world-class Texas Tempranillos..."

Texas Wines Take Awards
Texas Tempranillos moving up in the world
DAILY Food  August 7, 2013, by Wes Marshall
"...Two interesting news items came in recently regarding Texas Tempranillo wines. If the grape doesn’t ring a bell, it’s the standard grape for Spanish Rioja wines and it is pronounced Temp-rah-NEE-yo...."

Top 10 Texas Wines
Food Story  January 3, 2014, by Wes Marshall

Hill Country Highlights
An afternoon at a vineyard uncovering what Texas wines have to offer
Food Column  September 10, 2010, by Wes Marshall
"...She's just been assigned to write The Oxford Companion to Wine's American edition, and she was here to taste and learn. While at Fall Creek Vineyards, Jay Knepp of the Salt Lick Vineyard was delivering his new harvest of Tempranillo..."

Liquid Assets
Spanish Wines and the 16th Annual Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival
Food Column  April 6, 2001, by Wes Marshall
"...Probably the best native grape in Spain is the Tempranillo. It's a robust red grape that produces a big, rich wine with intense blackberry flavors and the ability to live a long time in the bottle..."

Wines of the Week
25 of the Best Reds Under $25
DAILY Food  July 28, 2014, by Wes Marshall
"...Two other consistent favorites are Becker Vineyards’ Prairie Rotie ($22) and Duchman Aglianico ($20). Currently, Tempranillo is Texas’s best red wine..."

Inside the Texas Wine Trade
Four Texas wineries are joining to launch Texas Fine Wine
Food Story  March 21, 2014, by Wes Marshall
"...Given the rapid changes in the Texas wine business, this kind of corroboration and validation is not just another marketing gimmick. These quality-based partnerships may be one of our most reliable indicators of where to find our best wines. A dozen favorites from Texas Fine Wine Whites Reds Bending Branch Winery Picpoul Blanc Estate Tannat, Petite Sirah 1840 Brennan Vineyards Viognier, Lily Tempranillo Duchman Family Winery Vermentino Aglianico, Dolcetto Pedernales Cellars Viognier Reserve, Viognier Texas Tempranillo..."

Drink Ribera. Drink Spain.
No place for the timid
DAILY Food  April 12, 2013, by Margaret Shugart
"... The short growing season is marked by late and early frosts, rainfall is limited, and winemaking traditions run deep. All of these factors help them produce incredible red and rosado (rosé) wines, mostly from Tempranillo grapes (called Tinto Fino or Tinta del Pais in the region)..."

Will Travel for Food and Wine
Well-made wine, exquisite food, and great art – Spain should be on anyone's short list of travel destinations
Food Story  June 26, 2009, by Wes Marshall
"...Rioja's red wines are made mainly from Tempranillo, though Garnacha (also known as Grenache), Mazuelo, and Graciano are also used. Whites are mainly Viura, though Malvasia and Garnacha Blanca are also used..."

Day Trips
Taking a wine-tasting journey through Texas wineries
Columns  December 28, 2007, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Like many others, Raymond Haak thinks that the future of Texas wine lies with "hot-weather varietals." Haak Vineyard & Winery, at 6310 Ave. T in Santa Fe, Texas, near Galveston (409/925-1401), has been doing great things with Italian Sangiovese grapes and Spanish Tempranillo grapes...."

Wine of the Week
Inwood Estates
Food Column  November 9, 2007, by Wes Marshall
"...But just because a wine is expensive doesn't mean it isn't a bargain. Gatlin's Tempranillo-Cabernet costs about $38..."

Weekend Wine: Countdown to the Holidays
We're full of pride for these Texas wines
DAILY Food  December 21, 2018, by Wes Marshall
"...Brennan Vineyards is much newer, but they have been in business for 14 years. They have developed a strong reputation, especially for their Tempranillo ($28)..."

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
DAILY Food  March 27, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• Two Central Texas wineries scored big at the recent 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards. Pedernales Cellars of Stonewall brought home gold medals for their 2012 Texas Tempranillo and Tempranillo Reserve, their 2014 Texas Vermintino, and 2014 Texas Viognier..."

Wine of the Week
Texas wines on steroids
DAILY Food  November 21, 2013, by Wes Marshall
"...In red wines, the big grape right now is Tempranillo. In Texas, this grape grows ripe and luscious, and the wines tend to be bigger than their Spanish counterparts..."

HO-liday Gifties: A Hill Country Varietal
When they say 'Go Local,' think Tempernillo
DAILY Qmmunity  December 16, 2011, by Kate X Messer
"...Pedernales Cellars released its new Texas Hill Country Tempranillo last weekend ($39.99 a bottle). Hello, fans of Texas varietals! This vintage is limited-edition, robust with the burst of Spanish grapes, this particulate batch grown exclusively in the Hill Country...."

Wine of the Week
Local wines are just over the next hill
Food Column  October 8, 2010, by Wes Marshall
"...Becker's Viognier ($14,, the winery's flagship, was a unanimous winner in a tasting I led two weeks ago, where it competed with international Viogniers costing up to $125 a bottle. Fall Creek's Salt Lick Vineyard Tempranillo ($35, placed a strong second in that same tasting – again, up against European wines running more than $100 a bottle...."

Day Trips
The Way Out Wineries tour leads visitors on a Mardi Gras parade to eight of the best Texas wines that they have never heard of
Columns  February 2, 2007, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Founded in 1986, the Alamosa vineyards are the oldest on the winery tour. The Johnsons grow Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Viognier grapes on their hillside estate..."

Wines of Spain
Wines of Spain, a trade group, recently hosted a tasting in Austin of Rioja wines.
Food Story  October 29, 1999, by Wes Marshall
"...Wines of Spain, a trade group, recently put together a fascinating tasting of Rioja wines from 10 different bodegas. Rioja is in the north-central part of Spain and is world-renowned for its red wines, frequently made with the Tempranillo grape..."

Hill Country Grape Harvest
Food Story  August 19, 1999
"...At the northernmost wine property in the Hill Country appellation, Alamosa Wine Cellars, Jim and Karen Johnson are excited about using the equipment in their brand-new winery building for the very first time. They've harvested good crops of viogner, San Geovese, and the first tempranillo grapes grown in Texas..."

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