Join me in a celebration of Texas wine month. Since many of us can't visit the wineries in person, the five families behind Texas Fine Wine come to my Instagram live @chasingthevine on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 6 and 7 at 2 PM EST both days to taste and talk about the history and future of the state's wine industry.
Tuesday, October 6: Guests include Jen McInnis, general manager of Bending Branch Winery; Rebecca Conley, COO and sommelier of Brennan Vineyards; and Ron Yates, COO of Spicewood Vineyards. Wines we're tasting: Tannat, Viognier, and a red blend with Tempranillo.
Topics: Wine history in the state plus the growth in rose and sparkling wine production and the adaptability of Iberian reds.
Wednesday, October 7: Guests include Dave Reilly of Duchman Family Winery; and Julie Kuhlken, co-owner of Pedernales Cellars. Wines we're tasting: Montepulciano and Malbec.
Topics: Italian grapes in Texas, running a wine business during Covid, and the future of the state's wine industry.