WBC Red Wine Tasting – Speed Limits Should Not Be Enforced!

by Tom Joe The "Hops 'R Better" Winer 3:00 – 4:00 PM Live Red Wine Blogging IMHO speed tasting does an absolute disservice to the winery, the wine, and the wine bloggers conference (WBC) attendees. Of course, taking 2 months to write this piece is also a disservice, but that's for another blog! Yeah, just like regular speed dating [...]

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Rancho Ponte Vineyard – TX
by Miki, This Is The Life Winer

DON'T BLINK, AGAIN!  Rancho Ponte Vineyard is right off the Wine Road 290.  It is a small place so if you aren't looking you might miss it.  They fly their Texas flag with [...]

Texas Hills Vineyard – TX
by Miki, This Is The Life Winer

Back in October, 2012, Tom Joe and I made our second visit to the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail.  We had been there once 3 months prior, but this was our first time to [...]

William Chris Vineyards – TX
by Miki, This Is The Life Winer

William Chris Vineyards was by far one of our favorite stops on this Vineyard Trail expedition!  The whole experience screamed "TEXAS"! Driving up to the vineyard was [...]

Wine is an acquired taste… well, at least SOME wine is

Rules for Learning Wine For those of you that are just starting out on your journey, there is one rule you need to remember: You will immediately know what you like and [...]

Pedernales Cellars – TX
by Miki, This Is The Life Winer

Another of our favorites on this Vineyard Trail tour was Pedernales Cellars.  But not for the wine necessarily, although it was very good, but more for the "hang-out-ness" [...]