See this article “Trump threat could make it harder to get your favorite wine in Austin” published today in the Austin American-Statesman business section.
Event Name: Pinot in the City
When: Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
General Consumer: 6:30–9:00 PM, Early bird price $85 before December 31, 2019
VIP Only: 5:30–6:30 PM, Early Bird price $125 before December 31, 2019
Trade: 12:00 PM–4:00, Register here.
Media: Emily Petterson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas
What: 60 Willamette Valley producers showcasing their award-winning wines before the trade and public in an intimate affair with Pinot noir in the spotlight.
Consumer Tickets: Buy tickets here.
Event Name: Texas Wine & Art Festival
Event Link: http://www.txwineandart.com
Date: October 5, 2019
Location/Venue – please use Google map info: Entrance to Old Town Spring
435 Spring Cypress
Spring, Texas 77373
Cost: $25 online early bird wine tasting package
Event Description: The Texas Wine & Art Festival returns for two days of great wine, food, live music and more in Historic Old Town Spring this October.
Fall into wine season at one of the quintessential festivals in town, where the heart and soul of the area’s regional and local businesses, many of whom make their living with storefronts and weekend stands in Old Town Spring and surrounding rural towns, showcase their best wines and wine pairings. The festival will highlight 16 Texas-based wineries featuring award-winning local white, red & sweet wines, meaderies and southern-style blends as well as the Not So Ordinary Go Texan artisan booths offering hand-crafted artworks, photography, original crafts, handmade fashion and more on October 5 & 6, 2019.
The Lone Star State is home to some of the top wineries in the country, each with their own distinctive personality and style of wine-making offering wine enthusiasts the chance to savor the many flavors from across the Great State of Texas! Raise a glass and sample libations from 16 local & regional wineries showcasing award-winning Texas wines, along with a festive fall seasonal selection of craft beers from some of Houston’s finest micro-breweries.
Participating vineyards include Haak Vineyards & Winery, Cast Iron Winery, Pleasant Hill Winery, San Ducerro Vineyards, Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, Red Road Vineyard, En Gedi Vineyards, Maydelle Country Wines, Bernhardt Winery, Frascone Winery, Lost Draw Cellars, Black Fairy Meadery, Landon Winery, Kissing Tree Vineyards and more.
In addition to the wine and craft beer samplings, guests can support local businesses by shopping at the Not So Ordinary Go Texan art vendor village featuring original art works, unique crafts and handmade pieces from local artists, as well as sample locally-sourced foods, delightful dessert & confectionary treats, unique culinary products and more. Live music will take place throughout the weekend with music from local bands and acoustic performers on the Harvest Stage. The event is open to all ages and is a pet-friendly and family-friendly event; Rain or Shine.
General admission to the festival is FREE on Saturday and Sunday and provides access to the Harvest Stage and shopping. Wine tasting packages are available for purchase for a limited time offer of $25 Early Bird online special which includes one wine tasting admission wristband, one commemorative wine glass and 10 one-half oz. tastings; additional wine tasting tickets are available for $1 each. Additional fees apply. Prices increase to $35 for wine tasting packages at the gate.
Registration Telephone: 281-682-1403
Registration Email: email@example.com
Event Name: Winemaker Dinner: Southold Farm + Cellar by REEF
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/818676835183578/
Date: August 29, 2019
Location/Venue – please use Google map info: REEF & 3rd Bar
2600 Travis Street
Houston, Texas 77006
Event Description: Join us for an intimate winemaker dinner with Southold Farm + Cellar winemaker and owner Regan Meador, and our own chef Bryan Caswell on Thursday, August 29.
You don’t have to travel to Napa to find exceptional vineyards. The Texas Hill Country is home to a handful of award-winning wineries, including Southold Farm + Cellar in the heart of Fredericksburg, Texas.
THE MENU: Multi-course food details coming soon!
“Horseshoes & Handgrenades” NY Pet-Nat Chardonnay, 2016
“Foregone Conclusion” Alicante Bouschet, 2017
“Apera” Picpoul Blanc, 2018
“Same as it Ever Was” Chardonnay, 2018
“Therapy for Liars” Grenache Field Blend, 2018
Plus some fun surprises from the winemaker!
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE. The dinner will be held in the REEF & 3rd Bar private dining room.
TICKETS: $130/per person + tax and booking fee.
FOR INFO or TO BOOK, call 713-526-8282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Telephone: 7135268282
Registration Email: email@example.com
Houston brought home two of the coveted Wine Spectator Grand Awards this year (2019). That accounts for 25 percent of the eight awards given worldwide!
Not too shabby!
Congrats to Mastro’s and Pappas Bros. Steakhouse!
Image via the Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Facebook.
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