Unplanned Insomnia, Fresh Start

I NEVER have trouble with insomnia. I can sleep just about anytime and anywhere, but tonight I just couldn’t. After a few games on the phone and staring at the darkness, I remembered that nothing helps me sleep like a … Continue reading

Turning Friends into Fans, Pedernales Cellars

Julie and I visited Pedernales Cellars way back (OK, just over a couple of years ago…) when we started visiting Texas wineries. That’s even before I started writing about Texas wine. Pedernales was the last of several wineries we visited, and … Continue reading

On the Patio with Don Pullum and Carl Money (Visual Tasting)

Julie and I bumped into Don Pullum this evening after the last session today at TEXSOM and were invited to meet with Carl Money, the owner of Pontotoc Vineyard – who we mentioned in the May article about the new … Continue reading

Bluebonnet Trail: Retreat Hill Cellars & Impromptu Visual Tasting

Amazingly enough, this road trip was not my idea.  Julie had noticed that the Bluebonnet Trail wineries were hosting a wine pairing weekend and giving away wineglass charms at each winery, and also noticed that there are two wineries on … Continue reading

Visual Tasting: Alamosa Wine Cellars 2006 Texacaia

I think Jim Johnson must like “sleepers”. When we visited Alamosa Wine Cellars in Bend, Texas – that was before they had the tasting room in Lampasas, I was completely fascinated with his still-in-the-barrel Viognier, but not overly impressed with … Continue reading

Valley Mills Vineyards and Winery, and a TxWineGeek First.

We hadn’t even intended to visit any wineries on Sunday, but we had, surprisingly, gotten up early considering it was the Daylight Saving Time switch day, and weren’t quite ready to head home. We looked in the App for a … Continue reading