This Is Texas Wine

The Year Ahead for the Texas Wine Industry

Episode Summary

Happy New Year! In this episode, I’ll share what we might expect in the Texas wine industry in 2021. I’ve got Texas wine new year’s resolutions to share, and several wineries join me in sharing their Texas wine-related goals, plans and predictions for the new year. Cheers!

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Mentioned in this Episode

Texas Wine In the News

  1. Specialist of Texas Wine Certification Class offered by The Texas Wine School
  2. William Chris “Growing Wine” Video
  3. VinePair Picks Perspective Cellars’ Wine Club
  4. Duchman Roussanne is one of Bloomberg’s 50 Best Wines Under $50
  5. Brennan Dry Rosé is one of Bloomberg’s choices for Thanksgiving
  6. Texas Hill Country Wineries: Tickets on sale now for February’s Wine Lover’s Celebration
  7. San Francisco Chronicle (paywall): Pandemic drinking did not save the wine industry’s slowing sales, new data shows
  8. Chris Grider of Kissing Tree Winery in the news for storming US Capitol:
    Follow-up Story

Wine & Food Foundation

I’m so happy to be joining the community of wine and food lovers at The Wine & Food Foundation! Get more information about IMBIBE: The WFF Education Series and find membership options here.

2021 Predictions, Goals & Dreams for the Texas Wine Industry

Texas Fine Wine Predictions

My predictions:

1. No changes to Texas wine labeling laws.

2. Slowdown in new wineries breaking ground. Sadly, some wineries may not survive.

3. Improved winery websites and e-commerce. Please include full winemaking details, information about the vintage, and tasting notes.

4. Member benefits get creative since gatherings aren’t as large as before.

5. A new AVA for Texas?

6. Perfect weather in Texas for a stellar harvest!

Thanks to the Texas wine rockstars who contributed to this episode!

Ab Astris Winery

Bull Lion Ranch Winery

Chateau Wright

Cross Timbers Wine Trail

Sharp Family Vineyards

Triple N Ranch Winery

Wine Spectator Predictions for 2021

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