Aug. 25, 2022

Advocating for Texas Wine and Grape Growers

Advocating for Texas Wine and Grape Growers

Kyle Frazier is the legislative advocate for the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association (TWGGA). He joins me to discuss how TWGGA develops legislative priorities and working on behalf of its members. We discuss hot button topics from the last legislative session as well as what's to come in 2023.

Listen until the end to hear a few highlights from my recent road trip to visit vineyards in the Texas High Plains.

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  1. Lana Bortolot for Forbes “Wines for Your Sunday BBQ”
  2. Press Release: Kalasi Cellars Brings Optical Grape Sorting to Texas
  3. Dallas Morning News: The Best Things We Ate Last Week … were Kuhlman Cellars’ Herbed Almonds!
  4. Dallas Morning News “Eat Drink D-FW” Podcast: “Texas’ Wine Industry is Bigger and Better Than Ever” Apple Podcast Link
  5. Texas High Plains Wine Trail
  6. Register for TWGGA’s Grape Camp
  7. Get Tickets to Texas Wine Jam 9/4
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Interview with Kyle Frazier, TWGGA Legislative Advocate  

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