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The Ultimate Zinfandel Experience - ZinEX

In the September issue of Galveston Monthly, I'm celebrating California Wine Month with the Golden State's signature grape, Zinfandel. I am also sharing information on the ultimate experience for Zinfandel lovers, ZinEX, get more information on that event at  https://zinfandelexperience.com/
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Tasting with Wild Child Winery's Jonathon Honefenger

One of Houston’s most highly regarded wine guys, Jonathon Honefenger, who moved through the ranks from sommelier to sales while living here, has fully transitioned into a winemaker extraordinaire. He and his fiancée, Madeline, moved to Portland, Oregon in 2020 to pursue their dreams of making wine. After immersing himself in winemaking classes, helping out with harvests, and learning the ins and outs of grape growing, he was back in town last week pouring his latest releases at Roegels Barbecue and showcasing their great quality along with their ability to pair with some of Texas’ favorite food. I have it on good authority that the wines will be available at Houston Wine Merchant soon. Look for Wild Child Winery 's Riesling, Gamay, and Pinot Noir.

The Cuvée Collective Hosted their Grand Opening on Houston's West Side

Ginny Endecott, a favorite wine instructor at The Texas Wine School , has turned her interest in wine into a new business with her grand opening this weekend of The Cuvée Collective on Houston’s west side. The Cuvée Collective offers a wide variety of wine storage solutions for Houston oenophiles to safely store their vino collection while also providing access to beautiful social spaces and unique event rooms. Endecott hopes to create a wine community on this more underserved side of Houston. Members can enjoy entertaining friends with their favorite wines in the communal spaces, at the tasting bar, or they can reserve the more luxe private rooms to treat their guests. With 6,000 square feet of chilled storage space, there is room for a large community of collectors to come together, grow, and share their love of the grape in the glass. The Cuvée Collective is located near I-10 & the Beltway on Upland Dr.

Madame Zéro - A Galveston BOI Introduces His Elegant New Brand

As seen in the current issue of Galveston Monthly magazine.  Mathew Massey, a Galveston native, introduces his new brand of Premier Cru, single village Champagne, Madame Zéro , to the island's sparkling wine lovers.    

Spain's Rioja Wine Region

In the July issue of Galveston Monthly magazine, I delve into the sub-regions of the highly acclaimed Rioja region and recommend some high quality producers.

The New Sub-Regions of Willamette Valley

In the June 2022 issue of Galveston Monthly magazine, I explore the new sub AVAs and what makes each unique. 

Aromatic White Wines

Aromatic white wines for spring and beyond are the focus of the May issue of Galveston Monthly magazine with wine recommendations coming from an array of regions including classics like German Riesling and Gewurztraminer from Alsace along with some new world wines that are not to be missed.