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Showing posts from February, 2024

A Private Tasting of Pam-Rae Wine

Melissa Hughes poring a glass of welcome Champagne for guests. Melissa Hughes-Treadway, Private Client Manager at Folio Fine Wine Partners, brought in Noé Tesseron, owner of Bordeaux’s Pontet-Canet and Tesseron Cognac for an invitation-only tasting of his family’s newest project - Pym-Rae from Napa Valley.   Rare Champagne vintage 2008 started the gathering. The project brings the Tesseron family’s Bordeaux knowledge and passion for making top Cabernet Sauvignon wines to the terroir of Mt Veeder in the Mayacamas Mountains where they immediately began moving the vineyard to dry farming and biodynamic practices.  Pam Rae owner, Noé Tesseron of Bordeaux (on left), talks wine with party attendees. This property was originally owned by actor/comedian Robin Williams and is named after the middle names of his children. The Tesseron family kept the name as a respectful nod to the estate’s history. The first four vintages were popped and poured on Tuesday night for the wine loving guests at t

Sip on the Best at Rodeo Uncorked

  It's rodeo time in Texas and wine has become a huge part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. As a wine judge for Rodeo Uncorked competition since 2011, I decided to share some of the rodeo wine news in the February issue of Galveston Monthly magazine, on the stands now.