What Are you Drinking?
A brief look at what is in my glass today
You can reach me by email: matt at whatareyoudrinking.net
I am trying to locate Texas breweries that offer “sparkling wines”.
Can you help with their locations ?
I live in the Houston area.
There are several wineries in Texas that produce sparkling wine:
– Dry Comal Creek makes a dry and semi-sweet http://www.drycomalcreek.com/sparklingwines.html $19
– Flat Creek Sparkling Almond and Raspberry Wines: http://www.flatcreekestate.com/index.php/Sparkling-Wines.html
– Messina Hof Brut, Almond and Raspberry Sparkling, messinhof.com, $15
– Landon Sparkling Wine in McKinney, landonwinery.com, $20
– Zin Valle Vineyards Rising Star Semi Brut Sparkling Wine, zinvalle.com, $19
– Sister Creek muscat
– Braman Winery(non-TX grapes)
John Concannon of Concannon Vineyard is excited to be bringing his award winning wines to the Austin Food and Wine Festival and sharing them with Texas food and winelovers in a few short weeks! I am reaching out to you to see if you would be interested in scheduling an interview with the 4th generation vintner and talk about the Concannon family of pioneer winemakers and their unique story of Conservancy: Tradition with Innovation. John will be at the Festival in Austin conducting tastings on that Saturday and Sunday and would love to share his wine philosophies in regards to food pairings, creating new recipes, and seasonal entertaining and of course, all things Concannon.
You are invited to please look at the Concannon website to “meet” John and “tour” Concannon Vineyard and I will follow up with a call to see your availability in scheduling some time with John! http://www.concannonvineyard.com .
Thanks so much!
Hi Maria, I’ll be covering the Austin Food & Wine Fest for this blog and for CultureMap. Drop me a line and let’s wee what we can work out: matt @ whatareyoudrinking.net
I just saw this!! Did you get a chance to swing by John Concannon’s Grand Tasting of Concannon Wines? Would love to talk to you about it!!
Thanks for the review on the Great Wall Cabernet Sauvignon. I just recently returned from a trip to China and brought back a couple of bottles to try. I had tried some other Chinese cabs while in China and was impressed. If you’re interested in the specks from the 2011 Great Wall Cab, I’d be happy to send it to you to see how they’re moving along
I am trying to find sam adams b austin ale in the bottle. Can you help?
That was a limited run specialty beer. I’m pretty sure the B Austin was only available during SXSW. You’re best bet is to contact Sam Adams directly. Good luck.
I AM WRITING A CHRISTMAS COOKBOOK THAT HAS A MEDIVAL DINNER WITH BOAR. WHAT WOULD GO WITH THIS? yOU LISTED A ZINFANDEL FROM QUIVIRA VINEYARDS, BIT IT DIDN’T SEEM TO GO WITH THIS. LIKE THE SHOEMAKER’S CHILDREN THAT DON’T HAVE SHOES MY SON, WHO IS A WINE BROKER IS NO HELP.
Marlene, if Zin didn’t fit the bill try Côtes du Rhône. A rustic southern Rhone like one from Vacqueyras with at least 50% grenache will have the fruitiness, acidity and heft to go well with boar. If you are serving it with a rich sauce or fatty side dishes, consider pairing it with an Oregon Pinot Noir or a Burgundy. The light body and acidity of Pinot make it incredibly versatile and food friendly. Have fun experimenting! Cheers, Matt
Hi, I’m Michela from Italy congratulations for your website, very nice!!! I’m trying to contact Margaret Shugart, perhaps I have his email address wrong, how can I find it?
thanks a lot and I hope to come soon in Texas and try your wines ….
You mentioned Guy Larmandier champagne. Do you know where to get some in Texas?
Michael, I’m not sure Guy Larmandier champagne is readily available in TX retail shops. I checked cellar tracker and didn’t find it locally. Cheers.
Is the prickly pear seasonal going to be available this year? I bought a family reunion pack last year and LOVED the prickly pear. I would like a whole 6 or 12 pack of prickly pear. I’m in NM but I think I bought the family reunion pack at Spec’s in El Paso, TX. Can you tell me if it will be sold in NM?
Hi Susan, I understand that the as a limited edition beer, the Prickly Pear was only brewed once. I could be wrong, but I don’t think it will be available this summer. Cheers, Matt
I am interested in giving a whiskey tasting/class/event to my husband for Christmas. Do you have any suggestions for upcoming events related to whiskey or bourbon?
So, did I win the tickets? My wife and I are anxiously waiting to hear.
Where can I buy Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka in the Chicago Il area?
Please contact Deep Eddy directly to find out where its available in Chicago. Cheers, Matt
Hello! Wanted to let you know about a huge event for Texas–this Sunday: Texas Sake Company (the only Sake Co in the South) is releasing the New batches of Texas Sake, Junmai and Junmai Nigori, this Sunday at the 5501 North Lamar Tasting Room, 2-5 PM.
I’d love for you to come! Tim Klatt, a family friend of mine, and brewmaster at Strangeland Brewery, has teamed with another amazing toji, and made some amazing brews; perfume in a bottle without a touch of sour.
I’d love to see you there! Do come!
The website is still in process from the old Sake Co, but here’s the link: http://www.txsake.com/sake/events/
Please, could you tell me how much or the percentage of grapefruit juice is in your Deep Eddy Ruby Red. I have a friend who is not supposed to mix grapefruit juice with his medication. Do you know how much grapefruit is one drink. Thank you.
Hi Shachasa, please contact Deep Eddy directly with that question. Cheers, Matt
I am currently a trainee in the Château La Nerthe, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine producer, to develop its wine tourism activity.
After having consulted your blog, we would be happy to welcome you in the Château La Nerthe to be discovered some of its secrets, which you could share with your community.
Did you know that the Château La Nerthe make it possible to enter at the heart of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape legend?
Situated at the centre of its vineyard in the so singular terroir, the castle enjoys authentic surroundings.
Furthermore, the wine produced in La Nerthe come under an ancestral know-how where the man’s hand plays an essential role.
Why to come to the Château La Nerthe ?
To discover one of the oldest vineyards of the designation Châteauneuf-du-Pape as its surroundings and its remarkable wines.
Castle of the 18th century, Vineyard of 90h, Historic cellars dug under the rock, Wine library, Commented tasting…
Several options of private and guided tour will be proposed to you to make you discover La Nerthe in the course of your desires.
Thank you for your attention.
Look forward to welcome you very soon in the Château La Nerthe.
Trainee – Wine tourism manager, Château La Nerthe
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