Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Writer Russ Kane

1/28 Texas Wine Writer Russ Kane

@VintageTexas

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @HyeMeadowWinery @BeckerVineyards @DoubleGoldCab @alamosawine join us today 11-12n CT 4 #SommChat talking #TXwine #HillCountry @KeeperColl

Christy CanterburyMW ‏@canterburywine Seminar w/ @FrenchWineSoc @ same time :( Have fun! RT @KeeperColl Today’s #SommChat features Writer Russ Kane @VintageTexas 12 N-1 PM EST

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas If you're not excited by #TXwine yet, you should be. Vineyards, quality, intl acclaim all increasing Come visit @TexasWineTrail #SommChat

W. R. Tish ‏@TishWine RT @KeeperColl Today’s #SommChat features #TXWine Writer Russ Kane @VintageTexas Hope to see you there! 11 am -12 N CST, 12 N-1 PM EST

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @blackiguananews @ShitMySommSays @cr8tivejen @jodifritch @ronga @DavidPSawyer @Rielpicon Happy #SommChat #WW!

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas In few minutes will talk about @TexasWineTrail and new book http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=15802"Its their story, I'm just the scribe" #SommChat #txwine

TexasWineTrail ‏@TexasWineTrail @VintageTexas #SommChat We're ready to talk #TxWine and the #TxHillCountry

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @TexasWineTrail @VintageTexas Alamosa's here #SommChat

Gourmet Delights ‏@exceptionalfood Every Wednesday at noon EST join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl http://gourmet-delights.com/store/twitter_food_chats.html… #wine #wiyg #foodies

Bending Branch ‏@BBranchWinery Gonna #SommChat w/@VintageTexas re: his new @TexasWineTrail book. @JenMcInnis here, @BBranchWinery new marketing gal: http://bit.ly/1Cz2xoy

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @KeeperColl in the train back from #MillesimeBio so can't be there for #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear frm #TxWine Writer Russ Kane @VintageTexas #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d like to introduce you to #TXWine Writer Russ Kane @VintageTexas #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 #TxWine Writer Russ Kane @VintageTexas 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl As we ask Russ @VintageTexas our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @VintageTexas Ready for #SommChat!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @VintageTexas 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking #wine with Wine Writer Russ Kane @VintageTexas #WW #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas Glad to be here today on #SommChat @KeeperColl Look forward to questions about #TXwine @TexasWineTrail

TexasWineTrail ‏@TexasWineTrail #SommChat @VintageTexas @KeeperColl THCW is here! #txwine

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. @VintageTexas Good morning, how is the 2014 vintage looking in the Texas wine world? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @SandyWasserman #SommChat Difficult Spring not as bad as 2013 Great for Reds @KeeperColl

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @VintageTexas @KeeperColl @TexasWineTrail Howdy, Russ #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @VintageTexas When did the modern Texas Hill Country #wine experience start? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl started in 1979 w/work grit&gumption of Aulers @FallCreekWines Ned Simes @GrapeCreekWine Oberhelmans @BellMountainVnds #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @VintageTexas @KeeperColl @TexasWineTrail hi Russ thx 4 being here! How long have u been covering wines of texas? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @TexasWineTrail I've been covering #TXwine since about 1995 (20 yrs) lots of changes. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @alamosawineguy so glad to have you on #SommChat - how many wines do you make and what varities? #txwine

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @KeeperColl Main wines are Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Viognier and Syrah #SommChat

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @KeeperColl We also grow Verdelho and Graciano #SommChat

Alamosa Wine Cellars ‏@alamosawine Good morning. #SommChat

Bending Branch ‏@BBranchWinery Hi Russ, @VintageTexas. Congrats on the new book! What are some of the newest things happening in @TexasWineTrail? #TXwine #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @BBranchWinery @TexasWineTrail Going Mediterrean in varietals, lots of wine tourism #TXwine #SommChat @KeeperColl

Pedernales Cellars ‏@PedernalesWine Hi y'all! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl great to see you back on #SommChat how was 2014 production for you? RT @PedernalesWine: Hi y'all! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @VintageTexas Was it a slow continuous growth to 50+ Texas hill country wineries? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl Early times, one new winery for one lost. Step change happened statewide in early 2000s. #SommChat #txwine

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @KeeperColl We do warm climate varieties only tho I'll admit to 100 vines of Petite Verdot #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q @VintageTexas Any mentors in wine industry you have? In Texas and beyond #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @SandyWasserman @KeeperColl #SommChat I focused on the early growers that work at it here before the manual was written #txwine

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @VintageTexas @KeeperColl @TexasWineTrail u recently stated #txwine did well in S.F. what were they? #SommChat

Bending Branch ‏@BBranchWinery In 1995, there were fewer than 40 #TXwine wineries. Today, more than 300 -- @VintageTexas #SommChat Details: http://bit.ly/1tr71Ma

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @alamosawineguy wow! any varietals you are thinking of adding or just increasing prod of current ones? you have a great lineup:) #SommChat

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @KeeperColl May need to think of replacement for Verdelho, makes nice wine, may lack cold hardiness. #SommChat

Pedernales Cellars ‏@PedernalesWine Excellent quality harvest in 2014. Just bottled Viognier. Bit below desired yields. “@KeeperColl: #SommChat how was 2014 production for u?

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @VintageTexas If someone wants to visit the Hill country wineries, what do you suggest? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl #SommChat Come on down fly into Austin or San Antonio. Follow @TexasWineTrail <Read Book :) > #txwine

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ Q: @vintagetexas What grape varieties do you see thriving in TX that aren't elsewhere? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @SevenFiftyHQ @KeeperColl #SommChat Varieties #Tannat #Roussanne Natives: Black Spanish Blanc Du Bois

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ @VintageTexas very cool! #SommChat

Bending Branch ‏@BBranchWinery Both planted here @BBranchWinery! #TXtannat RT @VintageTexas: @SevenFiftyHQ @KeeperColl #SommChat Varieties #Tannat #Roussanne

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @SevenFiftyHQ @VintageTexas Graciano thrives in our heat, better yields than in Spain #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl @bibracamontes @StevieStacionis @mcontrol @GUSTOTastings @WholeFoodsATX @Eno_DC Good morning, all! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AdamPlotkin hope you are warm :) talking #TXWine today with @VintageTexas on #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @VintageTexas @KeeperColl do #txwineries still buy in fruit and label it produced and bottled in texas? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #TXwine Andy there is a shortage here Still need help. Hopefully labeled American not #FSITO #SommChat

Sergio Cuadra ‏@cuadra3 Good day everyone! Glad to join the conversation #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl G u r Here - what is current #wine focus 4 u at this time of yr? RT: Good day everyone! Glad to join the conversation #SommChat

TexasWineTrail ‏@TexasWineTrail @VintageTexas @KeeperColl THCW interactive map can help plan your winery visits http://bit.ly/1z3kcDV#txwine #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin I suggest that #txwine never be bottled smaller than in magnums. #EverythingBiggerInTX! Yeah, I think of this stuff. ;-) #SommChat

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX Great idea! RT @adamplotkin: I suggest that #txwine never be bottled smaller than in magnums. #EverythingBiggerInTX! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AdamPlotkin Of course you do:) #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin .@KeeperColl The #txwine industry can thank (and pay!) me later for my marketing genius! ;-) #SommChat #YeeHaw #GitSome

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@DeniseClarkeTX we knew @adamplotkin would continue to insprire us on #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin .@KeeperColl @DeniseClarkeTX Striving to be the Tony Robbins & Zig Ziglar of #SommChat! ;-)

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @VintageTexas what do you wish everyone knew about #Texas Hill Country Wineries? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl #TXwine #hillcountry Gr8 food/wine travel destination, close to TX urban centers & USA center. Easy to get 2 and taste #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @cuadra3: @VintageTexas @SandyWasserman @KeeperColl thanks for the effort Russ! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: what do you think #TxWine ppl can do to get the #wine to more areas in the US?

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl #SommChat Need more acres of grapes planted. Texas is 4th in wine consumption. We drink all #TXwine we can.

Bending Branch ‏@BBranchWinery Glue glug RT @VintageTexas: @KeeperColl #SommChat Need more acres of grapes planted. Texas is 4th in wine consumption. We drink all #TXwine.

Sergio Cuadra ‏@cuadra3 @VintageTexas @KeeperColl yes, it's definitely the time to plant #SommChat

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @VintageTexas @KeeperColl And sell the rest. #SommChat

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ Q @vintagetexas Is the market robust for TX wines within the state at on/off premise accounts? Outside of the state? #SommChat

Pedernales Cellars ‏@PedernalesWine We are on/off premise in TX in all major cities.“@SevenFiftyHQ: @vintagetexas Is the market robust for TX wines within the state? #SommChat”

Louis Fer ‏@louisfer67z .@BBranchWinery @VintageTexas @SevenFiftyHQ @KeeperColl any challenges in marketing lesser known varietals to TX consumers #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @louisfer67z @BBranchWinery @SevenFiftyHQ @KeeperColl #SommChat There is no substitute4 hand selling, education, Build recognition #TXwine

Bending Branch ‏@BBranchWinery Education is key! RT @VintageTexas @louisfer67z @KeeperColl #SommChat no substitute4 handselling, education, Build recognition #TXwine

Louis Fer ‏@louisfer67z .@BBranchWinery @VintageTexas @KeeperColl really impressed with recent trips to 290. More emphasis on education than just pouring #SommChat

Pedernales Cellars ‏@PedernalesWine W/ 75% new visitors, education is key “@louisfer67z: @VintageTexas @KeeperColl impressed w recent trips to 290. emphasis on educ #SommChat”

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @louisfer67z @BBranchWinery @KeeperColl #SommChat Great observation! Also getting more into food & wine combos as move up knowledge #txwine

Bending Branch ‏@BBranchWinery Nope. They are excited to try something new. RT @louisfer67z any challenges in marketing lesser known varietals to TX consumers #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. How many states do #TxWines go to and do any go outside of the states and if so where? #SommChat

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @KeeperColl Most of Alamosa's wine is sold from tasting room. We're small and don't go thru distributor. #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas Acres of #TXwine grapes had just about doubled in past 5 years and more in ground this year. #SommChat @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl #SommChat MT @VintageTexas: @SevenFiftyHQ #TXwine still working on on premise,Still a barrier. Great in tasting rooms & general retail sales

Justin Nguyen ‏@mychoiceofwine #@TishWine: RT @KeeperColl Today’s #SommChat features #TXWine Writer Russ Kane @VintageTexas Hope to see you there!… http://mychoiceofwine.com/?p=3311

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @VintageTexas @KeeperColl what's ur fav #txwine varietal and average cost? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat @KeeperColl Roussanne is my favorite #txwine $14-20 Tempranillo mostly $20-30

Julie Diane ‏@jm3679 @VintageTexas Hi! Where do I find info on which Texas wineries are using Texas grapes? #txwine #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @jm3679 #SommChat @KeeperColl Best way to find TX App wines is to read lables, ask winery, inspect their websites. #txwine

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl #SommChat MT @jm3679: @VintageTexas Thx! Will keep doing homework then. curious if there was source 2 turn to b4 I pick #txwine off shelf.

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl @jm3679 #SommChat YOu can read website, call, twitter. Wineries are very open on what they are doing on appellation 4 #txwine

BestOfFredericksburg ‏@BestOfFBGTX rt @VintageTexas If you're not excited by #TXwine, you should be, intl acclaim all increasing Come visit @TexasWineTrail #SommChat

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX better late than never to #SommChat. Glad to talk #txwine

Bending Branch ‏@BBranchWinery Hi there! RT @DeniseClarkeTX better late than never to #SommChat. Glad to talk #txwine

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @VintageTexas: TX wine do get out of state. Mainly adjoining & some on east coast. #TXwine-eries please respond with more info #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @VintageTexas I've never had the chance to try #txwine. Any availability in Chicago? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @Sassodoro I don't know of any #TXwine in Chicago, but others might (please respond) #SommChat @KeeperColl

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @VintageTexas @Sassodoro @KeeperColl To sell in another state you have to be licensed there #SommChat

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @VintageTexas @Sassodoro @KeeperColl Can be major barrier for wsmall wineries and most TX wineries are small #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @alamosawineguy @VintageTexas @KeeperColl I'm sure thirsty Chicagoans would be eager to try #txwine! #SommChat

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @Sassodoro @VintageTexas @KeeperColl When we get order from out of state have to first check to see if legal to ship there. #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @alamosawineguy @VintageTexas @KeeperColl I believe IL permits shipping from out-of-state wineries (w license) but not retailers. #SommChat

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX RT @vintagetexas: @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat @KeeperColl Roussanne is my favorite #txwine $14-20 Tempranillo mostly $20-30

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @VintageTexas @KeeperColl price looks attractive all sales are local? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat I'm guessing 95% of #TXwine sales are in Texas still.

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas RT @VintageTexas: @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat I'm guessing 95% of #TXwine sales are in Texas still.<Makes for good wine tourism!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @VintageTexas what was the first #Texas winery and in what year? are there more new Wineries opening? #SommChat

Bending Branch ‏@BBranchWinery We know! 1883 Val Verde. RT @KeeperColl @VintageTexas what was the first #Texas winery & in what year? are new Wineries opening? #SommChat

Sergio Cuadra ‏@cuadra3 @KeeperColl @VintageTexas it all re-started in the mid 70's Fall Creek Vineyards was the first in the Hill Country #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl #SommChat The curve is steep with many new #TXwine-eries all the time. We are over 300 TX wineries now.

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT@vintagetexas : Q fr shy #SommChat peep: do any #Tx wineries have online sales or any have Mailing lists?

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX Many #TXwine wineries sell online. Texas Monthly started wine club-only available in TX right now. #txwine #SommChat http://ow.ly/I6ijH

Pedernales Cellars ‏@PedernalesWine Lot's of TX wineries do. Check websites. “@KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: do any #Tx wineries have online sales or Mailing lists?”

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl #SommChat #TXwine-eries a lot have online sales and will ship in state and some out state. Winery wine clubs popular too.

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @KeeperColl Wine clubs and shopping carts on websites are pretty common these days for #twine ries. #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @VintageTexas @Sassodoro @KeeperColl is this market driven by Austin tourism? #SommChat

Pedernales Cellars ‏@PedernalesWine “We see visitors from all TX and out of state. @AndyOnFarmWine: @VintageTexas @Sassodoro @KeeperColl is market driven by Austin? #SommChat”

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @AndyOnFarmWine @Sassodoro @KeeperColl #SommChat Wine & Culinary tourism is a #HillCountry thing. Austin is definitely a draw too.#txwine

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX To keep up with news about #txwine, feel free to follow wineries on this chat and @texsafinewine #txwine #SommChat

Dani Seelig ‏@ddseelig #SommChat we ship to states that we are legally licensed in to ship,..we are in neighboring State #txwine @fallcreekwines

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @VintageTexas @KeeperColl what is the aspect of #TXwine that excites you the most? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat in Texas it is like 1960-70s in Napa. No all figured ouot yet. Lots of exploration going on #txwine

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX RT @vintagetexas: @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat in Texas it is like 1960-70s in Napa. Lots of exploration going on #txwine

Sergio Cuadra ‏@cuadra3 @VintageTexas @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl yes, exiting time to be making #txwine these days #SommChat

Pedernales Cellars ‏@PedernalesWine Lot's of entrepreneurship! “@cuadra3: @VintageTexas @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl yes, exiting time to be making #txwine these days #SommChat”

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @VintageTexas What inspired U to write your new book, #Texas Hill Country Wineries? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl TX Hill Country on @WineEnthusiast 2014 10 best intl wine destinations list. Felt visitors need guide & know history #SommChat

Bending Branch ‏@BBranchWinery We'll drink to that! RT @VintageTexas @KeeperColl TX Hill Country on @WineEnthusiast 2014 10 best intl wine destinations list. #SommChat

TexasFineWine ‏@TexasFineWine RT @deniseclarketx: To keep up with news about #txwine, feel free to follow wineries on this chat and @texasfinewine #txwine #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperCollQ. @VintageTexas what helps make #Texas #Wineries so unique? #SommChat

TexasWineTrail ‏@TexasWineTrail @KeeperColl @VintageTexas One thing is definitely Texas hospitality! Relaxed, fun, welcoming. #txwine #texaswinetrail #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl #TXwine not trying to copy west coast wineries. Exploring Mediterranean varieties that thrive here. Like #Tempranillo #SommChat

Bending Branch ‏@BBranchWinery And Tannat! RT @VintageTexas @KeeperColl #TXwine Exploring Mediterranean varieties that thrive here. #Tempranillo #SommChat

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @TexasWineTrail @KeeperColl @VintageTexas We teach staff the we are in hospitality biz more so than wine biz #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @VintageTexas @KeeperColl @WineEnthusiast what's the best player so fat in your book? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @WineEnthusiast #SommChat Most acknowledge McPherson, Becker, and new ones like Pedernales William Chris,

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @VintageTexas what got you interested in #TXWine Writing & when did you first get interested? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl In 1995, wife told me to get a hobby. Found brochure on #TXwine-ries. It took hold Being a writer, I explored & wrote #SommChat

Sergio Cuadra ‏@cuadra3 @VintageTexas @KeeperColl my regards to your wife then! : ) #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas “@cuadra3: my regards to your wife then! : ) #SommChat” <she says 4me there is a fine line between a hobby and mental illness ;)

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @VintageTexas @KeeperColl @jm3679 any regulations on #winemaking? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @jm3679 #TXwine is per federal regs, no specific state regs as far as I know. Others comment pls #SommChat

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX RT @vintagetexas TX Hill Country on @WineEnthusiast 2014 10 best intl wine destinations list. book is guide w history #SommChat

TexasFineWine ‏@TexasFineWine RT @vintagetexas TX Hill Country on @WineEnthusiast 2014 10 best intl wine destinations list. book is guide w history #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @cuadra3 thanks for joining in on #SommChat have a great day

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @VintageTexas What did you learn from writing your first book, The Wineslinger Chronicles? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl #TXwine culture goes back longer than in California: Spanish first made wine here 1600s European immigrants in 1800s. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @VintageTexas What R some of the biggest changes U have seen in #TXwine over the past 5 yrs? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl Focus on grapes for climate, late spring freezes (big issue) #TXwine needs grapes 4 late bud break warm climate #SommChat

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX @vintagetexas @KeeperColl And vast improvement in #TXwine quality over past five years with focus on the right grapes. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: we have heard that #TxWine are winning lots of #wine awards - are they mainly US COmpeitions or outside Us also?

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @VintageTexas @KeeperColl do your restaurants support the #TXwine industry? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat Restaurants are a work in progress. Wish all were like @CabernetGrill has >100 #TXwine-s on list.

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Followup Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: What are main reasons #Txwine winning so many awards - R the #wines winning more fr TX grown grapes or ?

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl wine comp results. #TXwines have been winning G & DG in both natl and intl comps.@PedernalesWine #Viognier in France #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl #SommChat Main reasons I think #TXwine getting G/DG is selection of Mediterranean grapes for TX

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX @KeeperColl Lots of awards outside of TX - @brennanvineyards just won Double Gold for Lily white wine at SF Chronicle competition. #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl getting some juice from southern Oregon to supplement? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat I knew at one point Oregon fruit was used, but that was years ago. Need varies w/vintage #txwine

Sergio Cuadra ‏@cuadra3 @KeeperColl soils, weather, varieties and knowledge are getting in symphony to make #txwine great #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @VintageTexas What changes do you think R on horizon in the #Texas #wine industry in next few yrs? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl Need more vineyard acres, right varieties. Name/quality recognition on national/intl stage for #TXwine All coming #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @VintageTexas must be proud of exposing #TXwine industry! Is there room to go big in high quality production like california? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @AndyOnFarmWine #SommChat @KeeperColl I dont think #txwine will go H2H with California on quantity, but Quality yes with TexMed varieties

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: do #TX wineries complain about global warming and what is biggest problem they have with it?

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @KeeperColl Alamosa spends zero time worrying about global climate change. #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl #SommChat #TXwine only concern now is drought. Need good well.But if continues could be problem. #GoElNino

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @KeeperColl We worry way more about raccoons than global climate change. I can actually do something about the coons. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @VintageTexas Where can people get your new book on the Texas Hill Country Wineries? #SommChat #TXwine

Pedernales Cellars ‏@PedernalesWine Many TX wineries have it. “@KeeperColl: Q. @VintageTexas Where can one get your new book on Texas Hill Country Wineries? #SommChat #TXwine”

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl Can get books @Amazon @bnbooks @ArcadiaPub Personalized & autographed copies online at http://wineslinger.net/ #SommChat #TXwine

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl shy #SommChat peep - Thanks @VintageTexas learned a lot today on #SommChat #txwine

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr. Shy #SommChat - what are some regular publications that you read or refer to in order to learn about #TX #WIne?

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl #SommChat For #TXwine read local papers across state, Good ref is my first @Wineslinger book. Getting more coverage in natl mags

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX Many thanks to @VintageTexas who has chronicled #TXwine history, news for many years. Check out his book! #SommChat #txwine

Pedernales Cellars ‏@PedernalesWine Pls visit us to learn even more! “@KeeperColl: shy #SommChat peep - Thanks @VintageTexas learned a lot today on #SommChat #txwine”

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @VintageTexas: Can get books @Amazon @bnbooks @ArcadiaPub Personalized & autographed copies online http://t.co/OyP2YGxwuU #SommChat

Dani Seelig ‏@ddseelig Thank you @Vintage Texas for all you do for the Texas Wine Industry. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Wine Writer Russ Kane @VintageTexas #SommChat

Bending Branch ‏@BBranchWinery Cheers! RT @DeniseClarkeTX Many thx to @VintageTexas who has chronicled #TXwine history, news for many yrs. Check out his book! #SommChat

Jim Johnson ‏@alamosawineguy @VintageTexas @KeeperColl @amazon @bnbooks @ArcadiaPub Thanks, Russ for all you do for #txwine #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have #Wine Writer Russ Kane @VintageTexas join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

TexasWineTrail ‏@TexasWineTrail Congrats on the book @VintageTexas & thank you for all you do for #txwine! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Russ Kane @VintageTexas for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @VintageTexas thx for ur time Russ! #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @VintageTexas Thanks for a great #SommChat! I'll have to find a way to try #txwine! Maybe come for a visit!

Pedernales Cellars ‏@PedernalesWine Nice chatting with everyone! Thanks Russ for all you do for #txwine #SommChat

Irene L ‏@i_on_food_drink Happy #WW #SommChat - @KeeperColl @DomaineWilliam @BonVivantImport @duckhornwine @winesellersltd @MattMcGinnis Cheers to #TXwine

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas Many thanks to all @KeeperColl #SommChat for discussion and interest in @wineslinger and #TXwine. Sip and Savor Texas! That's my motto.

Sergio Cuadra ‏@cuadra3 @Sassodoro @KeeperColl @VintageTexas it will be worthy! #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl many Thx...great time today on #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas “@Sassodoro: @KeeperColl @VintageTexas Thanks for a great #SommChat! I'll have to find a way to try #txwine! Maybe come for a visit!” Pls do

TEXSOM IWA ‏@texsomiwa Did you check out .@KeeperColl #SommChat with Russ Kane .@VintageTexas ? Follow the #SommChat hashtag to get great info on #TXWine

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW ‏@hvwinegoddess @KeeperColl Sorry I missed #SommChat I'll catch you next week.

Bending Branch ‏@BBranchWinery Thank you, Russ! RT @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking Russ Kane @VintageTexas for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover #TXwine

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @drewbie_g missed you too on #SommChat

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