Food and Wine magazine interviews the wine buyer for Whole Foods USA–a guy who sells a whopping 42 million cases a year–about what’s hot in 2016. He gives Texas wines the nod, calling them “amazing,” as well as to identify the $15-30 price range as the sweet spot in 2016. As he points out there is an enormous quality jump as one moves from $8-10 to $15-20, and consumers are willing to pay for the good juice. Sparklers, such as AL’s Moscato+ which fall in the $20-30 range are especially popular. Click here for all the wine trends.
Texas Wine Lover names Armadillo’s Leap one of the top new Texas wineries in 2015. Says that everyone should come and enjoy the new wines by Pedernales Cellars’ winemaker, David Kuhlken, as well as the rustic charm of Rocky Hill. Read whole article here.
Armadillo’s Leap Winery is the latest venture of the Kuhlken-Osterberg family, well-known for Pedernales Cellars and their involvement in the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas. On Valentine’s weekend, the family will celebrate the Grand Opening of their new AL tasting room along Highway 290 East. Texas Wine and Trail gives the full rundown of the events planned.
The Texas Wine Lover continues his noble quest of visiting every Texas winery and pays his respects to newly opened Armadillo’s Leap Tasting Room. We appreciate his devotion to Texas wine. Here is the account of his visit.