Oct. 8, 2020

Texas Wine Month: How to Celebrate in 2020

Texas Wine Month: How to Celebrate in 2020

October is Texas Wine Month! I’ve got the scoop on how to mark the occasion in 2020. I'll share the history of Texas Wine Month, and you’ll find out how some familiar names in Texas wine are celebrating. I’m drinking the inaugural release from Cheramie Wine, the 2019 Riesling.

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Mentioned in this Episode

Texas Wine In the News

  1. Patrick Whitehead Named Wine Industry Leader of 2020 by Wine Business Monthly
  2. Kalasi Cellars Press from Dallas Morning News “Texas Grape Growers wiwth Dallas Roots Open Fredericksburg Winery”
  3. Slate Mill Wine Collective and Couple in the Kitchen Charity Wines
  4. Michael McClendon Named Rising Black Voice in Wine by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  5. Forbes.com article by Michelle Williams “Around the World with Texas White Wine”
  6. State Fair of Texas Blue Ribbon Wine Selections / Link to purchase
  7. Shelly’s Texas Wine Lover article “The State Fair of Texas Offers a Case of Blue Ribbon Texas Wine: Order Now and Create a DIY Wine Garden at Home”
  8. Sorry, the “Mourvedre on the Move” article requires a subscription to Wine Enthusiast.

October is Texas Wine Month!
Austin Chronicle 10/2006 “Taking A Look at Texas Wine Month”
Austin Chronicle 10/1999“Uncorking Texas” 

High Plains Journal 2002 “October is Texas Wine Month”

Fun Things to Do This Month:
1. Texas Hill Country Wineries Passport Event in the Hill Country
2. North Texas Wine Country October Wine Trail Event
3. October 21: A Toast to Texas Pecans: A Virtual Texas Pecan and Wine Tasting
4. Wine on the Dime’s YouTube Playlist of Texas Winery Visits
5. Franklin Vines mentioned Cellar Rat Tours
6. October 15: Wine & Food Foundation of Texas Event with Denise Clarke: Celebrate Texas Wine Month, Y’all!
7. Borat 2 movie trailer with cameo appearance by Sid Miller
8. October 28 & 29: Lone Star International Wine Competition Viewing
9. October 14 & 21: State Fair Blue Ribbon Virtual Tastings. Sign up at bottom of this webpage
10. October 17: Heroic Hye Wine Hunt
11. Multiple dates: Spooky Cellar Tours at Messina Hof in Bryan
12. October 30: Date Night Murder Mystery Dinner at Rising Sun Vineyard in McDade
13. October 31: Fall Feast Vintner’s Dinner @ Pedernales Cellars
14. October 31: Young Frankenstein Movie Screening at Torr Na Lochs in Burnet
15. William Chris Vineyards Artist Blend Call for Submissions
16. Ongoing: Wine Dinners & Tastings at Bryan’s on 290 in Johnson City
17. Multiple dates: Jessica Dupuy’s Instagram Live talks to celebrate her new book “The Wines of Southwest USA”
17. Don’t forget the hashtag #TexasWineMonth!!

What I’m Drinking

2019 Cheramie Wine Riesling
Follow Cheramie on Instagram: @cheramiewine
and Facebook: Cheramie Wine

Find out more about where Riesling ranks among Texas white wines in this article I wrote for Texas Wine Lover.

Shelly’s Wine Education Website:www.toastwinetalk.com

Thanks to Texas Wine Lover for promotional help. For the latest information on Texas wineries and vineyards, visit Texas Wine Lover!