The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas held its second annual Cowboys + Gauchos on March 4, 2012 at the Salt Lick Pavilion. The Foundation picked a winning combination of roast meat and delicious Texas and South American wines. Tickets sold out and people were still calling, begging to be let in. It turned out to be a gorgeous spring day and the crowd was in high spirits. Here are a few photos of the fun.
As a marketing strategist for Pen & Tell Us, Matt McGinnis provides marketing, branding and communications counsel to food and beverage as well as other clients globally. He is also an avid beverage enthusiast, chronicling his interests as a Food & Drink contributing writer for CultureMap, as the Food & Drink columnist for Austin Man Magazine, and as a blogger for What Are You Drinking?. He is passionate about the wine industry having previously worked at a winery in Oregon and in wine sales. He has served as Guest Host of Sommelier Cinema at the Alamo Drafthouse, and is a Certified Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. His writing has been recognized as a Top 10 Food Blog by the Austin Chronicle in 2013 and 2014, with a 2011 Texas Social Media Award from the Austin American-Statesman.
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