The Texas Department of Agriculture is launching a new online video series called the GO TEXAN WineCast available via YouTube. The inaugural six episodes introduce the Texas wine industry and feature some of Texas’ distinctive grapes in three- to five-minute episodes. In the WineCast, Tanji Patton, longtime Texas broadcast journalist and host of goodtastewithtanji.com, speaksRead more

GO TEXAN DrinkLocalWine.com Conference

DrinkLocalWine.com will hold its first-ever conference and tasting on Aug. 15 in Dallas. Called the GO TEXAN DrinkLocalWine.com Conference, the event will focus on Texas wine, featuring some of the state’s best wines, top winemakers, and leading growers. The conference follows the success of the Web site’s Regional Wine Week last fall, in which moreRead more

Aloha Hawaiian Wines!

Much to my surprise, I stumbled upon a sparkling wine from Hawaii on Sunday at Total Wine, the Hula O Maui pineapple sparkling wine from Tedeschi Vineyards. Located on Ulupalakua Ranch in Maui, Tedeschi Vineyards is Maui’s only commercial winery. Hawaii is home to three wineries, the other two being Diamond Head Winery in HonoluluRead more

Kansas Wine Legislation Update

Effective July 1st, wineries that sell wine via the Internet will be able to ship to consumers in Kansas as a result of legislation passed April 20th. The state’s Liquor Control Act, or Senate Bill 212, was signed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday. It allows wineries, whether based in Kansas or out of state,Read more

Idaho In The News

I recently touched on the great wines coming out of Idaho (see my earlier review on Sawtooth Winery), and thought I would share two press releases I received from Moya Shatz, Executive Director of the Idaho Grape Growers & Wine Producers Commission. The first press release recaps the economic impact the wine industry made inRead more