Port and late harvest wines in fornt of a wreath

Style of the Month: Port and Late Harvest

Port style and Late Harvest wines have sweeter profiles than other wines. Port, is traditionally made with Portuguese grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Roriz. Alcohol, usually grape brandy, is added during fermentation, which fortifies the...

/ January 23, 2023
Man, all dressed in blue with a red-faced watch, has a wine thief inserted in a wine barrel in one hand and a wine glass in the other hand.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Barrel Tasting 2023

Here are the top 10 reasons to attend the Wine Road’s Barrel Tasting, the weekend of Friday, March 3rd through Sunday, March 5th. Reason 1 – Rare Opportunity This is a rare opportunity to taste and learn about wines being...

/ January 17, 2023
seven bottles of sparking wine ina row with tresses and vlue sky in the background

Style of the Month: Sparkling

Sparkling wines are not just for holidays and celebrations, they make a fine choice for everyday meals and pair exceptionally well with a variety of foods. Sparkling wines come in a range of sweetness levels the most popular style is...

/ December 20, 2022
30th annual Winter Wineland post with bottle image and snowflakes in blue and white

Experience Winter Wine Tasting at Its Best

Ready to experience a fabulous winter wine tasting along the Wine Road? Then it’s time to buy your tickets to the Wine Road’s 30th Annual Winter Wineland event! As I reviewed this year’s program, I was struck by how lucky...

/ December 1, 2022
Cabernet Franc bottles on a sunny day

Cabernet Franc: Varietal of the Month

Have you noticed everybody is talking about Cabernet Franc lately? It’s no surprise—Cabernet Franc has medium body and moderate tannin and acidity with great texture that makes it a worthy addition to the dinner table. Cabernet Franc offers up the...

/ November 21, 2022
Pedroncelli Winery's holiday 2022 gift boxes with a mix of wines

Perfect Holiday Gifts

Trying to find the perfect holiday gifts can put a damper on the spirit of the season. Once I figured out that wine was the best gift for almost everyone on my list, the holidays got a lot easier. Still...

/ November 3, 2022
Viognier bottles on a sunny day with flowers in the background

Viognier: Varietal of the Month

Viognier is a full-bodied white wine originally from the Northern Rhone Valley in France. Viognier differs depending on the climate be it cool or warm. Cool climate wines tend towards bright citrus notes, while warm climate wines exhibit deeper floral...

/ October 27, 2022
A colorful sunset with rolling hills and a large tree in the right foreground.

The Magic of Autumn

Warm sunny days and crisp cool evenings signal the waning of summer and the magic of autumn arriving. October along the Wine Road means stunning colors in the vineyards, a few less people as summer vacations come to an end,...

/ October 3, 2022
Gewürtztraminer bottles leaning against a barrel

Gewürztraminer: Varietal of the Month

Gewürztraminer is a medium body, dry white wine lighter than a Chardonnay and heavier than a Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigo. Gewürz means spice in German and the grape hails from Alsace the French wine region bordering Germany. It’s a cool climate...

/ September 27, 2022

36th Annual GrapeFest in Grapevine, Texas on September 15 – 18, 2022

Here at the Wine Road we know a thing or two about wine festivals, but this month we will be traveling to the 36thAnnual GrapeFest, the largest wine festival of the Southwest, to see how wine is celebrated Texas style...

/ September 7, 2022