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“Conversations with the Inspiring Katrina René.”
September 2019
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Texas Wine & Art Festival October 5

Event Name: Texas Wine & Art Festival

Event Link: http://www.txwineandart.com

Date: October 5, 2019

Time: 10am

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: txwineandart1@yahoo.com

Winemaker Dinner: Southold Farm + Cellar by REEF August 29

Event Name: Winemaker Dinner: Southold Farm + Cellar by REEF

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/818676835183578/

Date: August 29, 2019

Time: 6:30pm

Location/Venue – please use Google map info: REEF & 3rd Bar
2600 Travis Street
Houston, Texas 77006

Cost: 130.00

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!

Featured wines:
“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 events@reef-3rdbar.com

Registration Telephone: 7135268282

Registration Email: events@reef-3rdbar.com

Updates from Houston Sommelier Association

To join the Houston Sommelier Association mailing list, please send Cat an email at info@houstonsommeliers.com.

UPCOMING non-HSA …

June 6, 2019
Sake Educational Session with John Gautner
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sake Seminar
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tasting
Venue: The Texas Wine School 2301 Portsmouth St.
Houston, TX 77098
REGISTER HERECost: Free https://www.jetro.go.jp/for m5/pub/hut/sakehouston
*All attendees must be 21 years of age or older to try alcohol.

June 19, 2019
WEBINAR: Rendez-Vous avec les vins de BOURGOGNE: The first step to the notion of terroir (11:00AM)
In collaboration with the BIVB and the Texas Wine School, this new broadcast will be dedicated to the geographical denominations added to the red Régionale AOCs Bourgogne and Mâcon

Updates from Houston Sommelier Assocation

To join the Houston Sommelier Association mailing list, please send Cat an email at info@houstonsommeliers.com.

This week at HSA…

There is no one word that can describe Australian wines, so Mark Davidson chose three: “History, Evolution, Revolution”. This is the title of his masterclass that he gives all over the globe focusing on the history of Australian winemaking, the evolution of classic wine styles and the emergence of alternative varieties and styles through the wine.

Born in London, raised in Sydney Mark has over 30 years of experience in the hotel restaurant and wine business, fifteen of those as a Sommelier. 2001 he was named Sommelier of the Year at the Vancouver Wine Festival and also won the Spirited Industry Professional in 2014. As a Department Head and instructor with the International Sommelier Guild he was instrumental in the ongoing development of the curriculum and has taught classes all over North America.

Join us this Wednesday as we welcome Mark Davidson to HSA!

See y’all Wednesday at The Art of Cellaring/Texas Wine School located at 2301 Portsmouth St. Street parking is available as well as in the lot across the street. Please plan to be on time as the doors here will lock at 10:30AM to reduce interruption and distraction out of respect for our speakers. Remember, EARLY IS ON TIME!! Professional attire is encouraged… please.

Also… please keep in mind that we are all doing this on a volunteer basis (no one is being paid for this) Please stick around to help clean up… Polishing glasses and resetting the space. It takes a village.. 😄

UPCOMING HSA …

May 22, 2019
Exploring Aglianico with Craig Collins, MS

June 5, 2019
SPAIN: East vs. West with Albert Costa from Vall Llach and Isabel Salgado from Fillaboa

UPCOMING non-HSA …

June 19, 2019
WEBINAR: Rendez-Vous avec les vins de BOURGOGNE: The first step to the notion of terroir (11:00AM)
In collaboration with the BIVB and the Texas Wine School, this new broadcast will be dedicated to the geographical denominations added to the red Régionale AOCs Bourgogne and Mâcon