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VintageTexas left a comment for Randy Hall
Greetings from Texas... What's up Randy? I didn't make the WBC this year due book contract start-up activities. Hope all is well. WineSlinger Russ
Dec 27, 2009
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Good greetings for the holidays and the New Year
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A Texas Wine and Food Experience – Gone to the Dogs

A Texas Wine and Food Experience – Gone to the DogsWhat better way to appreciate wine and food in Texas but through a common appreciation of dogs. To be specific, last night’s wine and food experience would not have happened but for such a situation.Yesterday evening’s dinner was prepared and served by private chef, Gary Mularski of Dining Chez Vous. It was “payment” for watching Gary’s new dog, a young female Labradoodle named Reagan. Reagan met us at the door with tail wagging and wet dog…See More
Blog post by VintageTexas Oct 12, 2009

Calling All Bloggers – Write Something about a Local Wine During Regional Wine Week

Calling All Bloggers – Write Something about a Local Wine During Regional Wine WeekCALLING ALL BLOGGERS: This year, we’re shooting to get as many regional bloggers and writers as possible from around the United States and Canada (who aren’t in California or the Pacific Northwest) to write about wines from right here (i.e. wine from their own backyards) – wherever “here” might be.You can write about any wine you want, and you don’t have to be some of sort of wine geek. Just go to your local…See More
Blog post by VintageTexas Oct 10, 2009

Congrats to a Colorado Winemaker; A Tip of the Hat to a Colorado Restaurateur

Congrats to a Colorado Winemaker; A Tip of the Hat to a Colorado RestaurateurLast week I had the occasion to travel up to and out west of Denver. With the summer of 2009 nearly over, but with lingering waves of heat still coming off our hot Houston payment, flying to Colorado was like escaping from three months held hostage in a Turkish bath. The mountains gave me a breath of crisp, clean air and a little rejuvenation of my psyche, as well.On the return leg of my trip, I arrived at the Denver…See More
Blog post by VintageTexas Sep 22, 2009

Texas Festivals and Fairs Feature Local Wine and Food

Texas Festivals and Fairs Feature Local Wine and Food2009 5th Annual Texas FallFest and Wine Auction - October 2-4, 2009“Sunset Stroll” with Texas Winemakers - Friday, October 2nd; Sip, savor and stroll at the 3rd Annual “Chef’s Taste-Off”.“Cellaring the Best” Dinner and Wine Auction - Saturday, October 3rd; III Forks Executive Chef Jaimie Gutierrez and his sizzling steaks served right off the grill!“Farm to Table & Wine Fair” - Sunday, October 4thFeaturing Chef Paul Petersen of Rick’s…See More
Blog post by VintageTexas Sep 14, 2009

Barbaresco and Barolo, But Don’t Forget Dolcetto, Barbera and the Whites

Barbaresco and Barolo, But Don’t Forget Dolcetto, Barbera and the WhitesI could not remember my previous experience with wine made from Nebbiolo, but study and reading prepared my expectations of its dark, tannic qualities. Our drive along the Tanaro River northeast from Alba was directed at the commune of Barbaresco as a starting point.It was apparent that the previous day’s nebbia left on cat’s feet (as Sandburg would say) during the darkness of night yielding the yellow warmth of the morning…See More
Blog post by VintageTexas Sep 11, 2009

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I am in search of the mysterious "Texas Terroir". In this blog, highlight my rants and raves,and share my experiences as I taste and talk my way around Texas. I will also highlight other regions in the USA and around the world that help put Texas wines in context with the global wine experience.
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I am a wine writer with articles and tasting notes that have appeared in local and regional publications and online forums. I have been a Houston entrepreneur for over 20 years, have traveled extensively and have an active interest in regional cuisines, wine education, and wine/food pairing.

I have served as judge in numerous wine competitions including the Houston Rodeo Wine Competition and the Lone Star Wine Competition. I was the founder and organizer of the annual Texas’ Best Wine Competition held by the Wine Society of Texas from 2001 through 2005.

I have served as WST President, on its Board of Directors, and
as its Executive Director helping to build the organization to include approximately 400 members statewide with many local chapters. I have also served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association (TWGGA).

In 2002, I received my first level certificate from the
Guild of Master Sommeliers.
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A Texas Wine and Food Experience – Gone to the Dogs

A Texas Wine and Food Experience – Gone to the Dogs



What better way to appreciate wine and food in Texas but through a common appreciation of dogs. To be specific, last night’s wine and food experience would not have happened but for such a situation.



Yesterday evening’s dinner was prepared and served by private chef, Gary Mularski of Dining Chez Vous. It was “payment” for watching Gary’s new dog, a young female Labradoodle named Reagan. Reagan met us at the door with tail… Continue

Posted on October 11, 2009 at 9:11pm

Calling All Bloggers – Write Something about a Local Wine During Regional Wine Week

Calling All Bloggers – Write Something about a Local Wine During Regional Wine Week



CALLING ALL BLOGGERS: This year, we’re shooting to get as many regional bloggers and writers as possible from around the United States and Canada (who aren’t in California or the Pacific Northwest) to write about wines from right here (i.e. wine from their own backyards) – wherever “here” might be.



You can write about any wine you want, and you don’t have to be some of sort of wine geek.… Continue

Posted on October 10, 2009 at 8:12am

Congrats to a Colorado Winemaker; A Tip of the Hat to a Colorado Restaurateur

Congrats to a Colorado Winemaker; A Tip of the Hat to a Colorado Restaurateur



Last week I had the occasion to travel up to and out west of Denver. With the summer of 2009 nearly over, but with lingering waves of heat still coming off our hot Houston payment, flying to Colorado was like escaping from three months held hostage in a Turkish bath. The mountains gave me a breath of crisp, clean air and a little rejuvenation of my psyche, as well.



On the return leg of my trip, I… Continue

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 3:59pm

Texas Festivals and Fairs Feature Local Wine and Food

Texas Festivals and Fairs Feature Local Wine and Food



2009 5th Annual Texas FallFest and Wine Auction - October 2-4, 2009



“Sunset Stroll” with Texas Winemakers - Friday, October 2nd; Sip, savor and stroll at the 3rd Annual “Chef’s Taste-Off”.



“Cellaring the Best” Dinner and Wine Auction - Saturday, October 3rd; III Forks Executive Chef Jaimie Gutierrez and his sizzling steaks served right off the grill!



“Farm to Table & Wine Fair” - Sunday,… Continue

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 5:50am

Barbaresco and Barolo, But Don’t Forget Dolcetto, Barbera and the Whites

Barbaresco and Barolo, But Don’t Forget Dolcetto, Barbera and the Whites



I could not remember my previous experience with wine made from Nebbiolo, but study and reading prepared my expectations of its dark, tannic qualities. Our drive along the Tanaro River northeast from Alba was directed at the commune of Barbaresco as a starting point.



It was apparent that the previous day’s nebbia left on cat’s feet (as Sandburg would say) during the darkness of night yielding the… Continue

Posted on September 11, 2009 at 6:14am

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At 9:23pm on October 10, 2008, Mutineer Magazine said…

Here is a link to Issue 2 of Mutineer Magazine:
www.mutineermagazine.com/docs/MutineerIssue2.pdf
Let us know what you think!
At 6:03am on September 12, 2008, Luiz Alberto - TheWineHub said…
Thank you!
At 2:09am on September 12, 2008, Luiz Alberto - TheWineHub said…
Hello RussHou,
I'll need your e-mail address to send you the instructions to sign in (to the blog page of my site).
Would you be so kind and send it to [email protected] ?
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks,
Luiz
At 7:59am on September 9, 2008, Luiz Alberto - TheWineHub said…
Hi RussHou,
Thanks for the prompt and positive reply. I really appreciated that!
I'm not sure if I'm going to Sonoma yet. If it happens, I'll let you know.
The new www.thewinehub.com goes online in less than 2 weeks, but you can check the old version (same address) right now to have an idea of who we are and what we do. I also think that we have some good opportunities to collaborate together.
Best,
LA
At 5:53am on September 9, 2008, Luiz Alberto - TheWineHub said…
Hello RussHou,
I understand that you have a passion for wine. Well, that makes it two of us…
Anyway, I’m re-launching my website www.thewinehub.com in a couple of weeks and I’m looking for wine lovers (like yourself) to become “official bloggers” of the site and talk about their regions and their wine-related passions.
Would you be interested?
With my best regards,
Luiz

Luiz A. G. Alberto
GBP International, LLC – www.thewinehub.com
6 Bridge Hollow Road - Califon, NJ 07830 - USA
Phone: (908) 832-0088 - Fax: (908) 832-0018
At 9:48am on August 21, 2008, Arthur Przebinda said…
Welcome to the OWC, Russel!

If you have questions feel free to ask me or any of the other admins (you can see us at the top of the Members page).

For an introduction and FAQ, check out the Help Desk. This gives you some quick pointers on: checking your OWC mail, accepting friend requests, updating your picture and profile, customizing your OWC page and setting your notifications.

There are a number of great groups to join here. Check out the Wine Bloggers group.

You can also have your say on a number of topics in the OWC forum.
At 5:28am on August 21, 2008, VintageTexas said…
What is required to do this?
At 9:49pm on August 20, 2008, Steven said…
Russel - would you like to have your blog listed on VinoShipperSocial
 
 
 

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