Really enjoyed learning about #Texaswine from @texasmonthly writer and sommelier, Jessica Dupuy, as well as tasting wine from @texasfinewine during tonight’s Viva Texas Vino event @bullockmuseum. Here are a few Texas wine tidbits from tonight:
?@valverdewinery in Del Rio is the longest standing TX winery, dating back to 1893.
?About two-thirds of Texas grapes are grown near Lubbock, where the region experiences diurnal shifts–pretty significant ranges between high and low temps in one day. The cooler temps allow the grapes to take a rest from the TX heat.
?@jdewps blind tastes 400+ TX wines a year, so be sure to check out her quarterly list of the top 20 in @texasmonthly.
?We tasted wines from @spicewoodvineyards, @brennan_vineyards, @bendingbranchwinery, @duchman_family_winery, and @pedernalescellars. My favorite white was the @pedernalescellars #viognier, and favorite red was a tie between the @spicewoodvineyards and @brennan_vineyards #tempranillo. Of course, I’m not counting the @duchman_family_winery #aglianico, which is a favorite of mine.
?If you want to support Texas wine, check out @winefoodtx’s Toast & Roast event on Feb. 26th and @texaswinerevolution on April 2nd!