what is “terroir” and why should I care?

Okie-dokie, before we get started, it’s probably best to  get the pronunciation of terroir word out of the way before we move on with the rest of the article: Terroir [ter-whah] Very loosely translated from French (since no-one can agree on the exact definition, and there is no English equivalent), terroir means “a sense of place”. It’s applied by wine nerds to talk about all the things that have an effect on the grapes in…

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Getting to Know the Texas Wine Industry- INFOGRAPHIC

As some of you may or may not know, I’ve spent most of this week in Texas, speaking at the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association conference. I’m not going to lie, the quality of Texas wine STUNNED me! Sure, I tasted a few flawed wines, but no more than I would taste in a line-up of CA bottles. I packed my luggage with a couple of sample bottles, so stay tuned for those reviews!…

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