Dec. 16, 2021

Texas is Mad for Mourvèdre

Texas is Mad for Mourvèdre

In the last episode of 2021, I'm taking a closer look at one of the most popular red grapes grown in Texas, Mourvèdre. It's one of my favorites.
I’ll also share a recap of the most important Texas wine stories from 2021. Can you guess what they are?
Cheers, y'all!

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Top Texas Wine Stories of 2021

  1. Weather challenges
  2. Texas wine labeling compromise
  3. Herbicide lawsuit
  4. Growth in number of Texas wineries
  5. Supply chain challenges
  6. Winery openings and new hires
  7. 20 new episodes of This Is Texas Wine podcast!
  8. More Texas wine media
    1. Texas Winemakers series
    2. Uncorked
    3. Cactus Christmas book by Heather Renee May

Need lodging in Fredericksburg? Check out my home Cork + Cactus onHeavenly!

Texas is Mad for Mourvèdre

Texas Wine Lover Battle of Texas Mourvèdre (2017)

William Chris Vineyards Mourvèdre Tasting Video with Grower Interviews

Tablas Creek information about Mourvèdre

Edible Austin article

Hewitson - Home to the World’s Oldest Mourvèdre Vines (Australia)

Hardy Wallace’s Extradimensional Wine Company Yeah

Cline Cellars - Top Mourvèdre Grower in the US

Demerits and Gold Stars


Blasting tasting rooms for service problems rather than contacting owner/manager privately. eeekkkk!!!


Gold Star:

Dorothy & John’s article on Grape Collective: Here Are the Names and Words You Will be Hearing in 2022

Shelly’s Wine Education Website:


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