I want to research the Texas Hill Country wine and share with you my analysis. I have a list of over 50 wineries here in the Hill Country of central Texas that I plan to explore and do some wine tasting. Grapes that grow well and wine that is made in this climate include the Merlot grape, the Blanc du Bois, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Cynthiana, Gewurztraminer, and Lenoir.
Oh book club I love it
Especially the wine
My mother says read the book
But I have no time
Too many duties
And too little time
But great friends, food and wine
Keeps the conversation prime
Cabernet Sauvignon is considered the King of all grapes. That is why I decided to start this series "All about the grape" with a Cabernet Sauvignon. The cab as it is referred to was first cultivated in Bordeaux, France where they produce some of the most expensive wines in the world. Because it is so versatile cabernet is now grown all over the world. It is the most widely planted red grape and parallels sales to Merlot. California is second to France for producing most of the worlds wine. They came to fame in a world tasting competition held in 1970 and they won.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown in the region of Bordeaux, France; Tuscany, Italy; Santa Cruz Mountains, Napa Valley, Sonoma Country in California; Australia; and Stellenbosch South Africa. Cabernet Sauvignon started its history with Italy in the Piedmont region. The Italian wines first produced in 1820 were regarded suspiciously, like the new villager, a foreign inf…
We came back from an amazing trip to Italy and we converted to Peroni Italian beer. Luckily, our local grocer carried the imported beer. HEB is amazing and anyone not living in South Texas is really missing out, I may be a bit of a local patriot, so I'm sure you have your own fav. The Peroni Brewery was founded in Vigevano in Lombardy, Italy, in 1846. It has been based in Rome since 1864. And Rome is where we started on our once in a life time trip. I have traveled a fair amount, but Italy is my favorite thus far.
For a country with so much history, it has only been a country for a short time. In 2011 it celebrated 150 years. It is often part of an identity that is as regional as it is national. As for Rome, it once ruled the Western World. It is important to remember that Rome is not just a place of the past, but one that lives and breathes and buzzes with Vespas in the here and now.
In the hot summer months, small shops, restaurants and bars close anywhere between two weeks to …
There are seven wine regions in Texas, each with an abundance of wineries. Texas is a big state and to cover the entire viticultural area of wineries is a difficult undertaking. Start by choosing a region, research the wineries within them and pick as many as you can fit into a weekend road trip.
Bell Mountain was the first Texas viticultural area and was designated by our Federal government in 1986 as Texas' first wine-growing area (AVA). They have 5 square miles of land in northeast Gillespie County that produces the grapes: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery of Granite Hill lives here. They say, "In 2017, William Chris Vineyards partnered with 100 percent Texas grown wineries and vineyards to form Texas Wine Growers." (Granite Hill Wineries, 2017, https://www.williamchriswines.com/Our-Story)
Fredericksburg -- One hundred and ten square miles of wine producing rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country. This is the home of wine road 290. You can research all the wine…