TEXAS FINE WINE “WISH LIST” FOR THE HOLIDAYS

For Gifting, Entertaining and Holiday Pairings, Texas Fine Wine Offers Award-Winning Holiday Wines

CENTRAL TEXAS, Dec. 12, 2014 – The wineries of Texas Fine Wine have won new gold medals at recent competitions and received other accolades for their wines. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season in full swing, now is the perfect time to remind your loved ones that “all I want for Christmas is wine,” and not just any wine, but some of the best Texas wines representing the Lone Star State.

Here are some recent award-winning wines from Texas Fine Wine, which are great hostess gifts and perfect pairings for holiday parties. Texas Fine Wine also shares some of its recommended pairings for these award-winning wines.

Bending Branch Winery
• 2011 Tannat, CM, Estate Grown –Top Texas Wine, 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Competition (sold out)

• 2010 Texas Tannat – recognized in November 2014 Food & Wine, “…a Tannat from Bending Branch Winery…was spicy, powerful and polished, and as good a red wine as I’d tasted in the past several months,” Ray Isle, executive wine editor (sold out)

• 2010 Texas Tannat –featured in The Week’s “10 under-the-radar wine regions” (sold out)

• 2014 Best Texas Winery – San Antonio Express-News

Recommended pairing
with 2011 Texas Tannat ($30, available at winery) – wild game, prime Texas beef and pork tenderloin

Brennan Vineyards
• Tempranillo 2012 – DOUBLE GOLD, Class Champion, Texas Class Champion, 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition ($26)

• Lily 2012- GOLD and Reserve Class Champion, 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition ($17.50)

• Lily 2013 – GOLD and Class Champion, 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition ($17.50)

• W – Winemakers Choice* (NV) – Texas Monthly Top 10 Red Wines of 2014 ($38)

• W – Winemakers Choice* (NV) – GOLD, International Wine TV Awards ($38)

Recommended pairing with the Tempranillo and W – Jacques Pepin’s Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce

Duchman Family Winery
• 2012 Nero D’Avola* – Texas Monthly Top 10 Red Wines of 2014 ($46)

• 2012 Vermentino – recognized in November 2014 Food & Wine ($18)

Recommended pairing with the Nero D’Avola – Ancho and red wine braised beef short ribs

Pedernales Cellars

• 2012 Texas Tempranillo Reserve* – Red Vinifera Wine Winner, 2014 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition ($50)

• 2012 Texas Tempranillo – Texas Monthly Top 10 Red Wines of 2014 ($20)

• 2012 Texas Tempranillo– recognized in November 2014 Food & Wine ($20)

Recommended pairing with the Tempranillo – Tart Cherry & Chorizo Compote with Roast Pork Tenderloin

Texas Fine Wine is a distinctive group of highly respected wineries dedicated to producing world-class wines sourced from Texas appellation vineyards. For more information on Texas Fine Wine, go to www.TexasFineWine, Facebook “ TexasFineWine,” and Twitter “ @texasfinewine.”
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*Available only at winery