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ISBN:1893271269
Author: Wes Marshall
ISBN13: 978-1893271265
Title: The Wine Roads of Texas: An Essential Guide to Texas Wines and Wineries
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Language: English
Category: Beverages and Wine
Publisher: Maverick Pub Co; First Edition edition (October 15, 2002)
Pages: 216

The Wine Roads of Texas: An Essential Guide to Texas Wines and Wineries by Wes Marshall



Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Marshall dishes out detail so neatly that you hardly realize how much you are learning while you are engrossed in the stories of the wine-makers, their passions, and their products. Some of the difficulties they describe make you want to cry, but most are more humorous than defeating. It is not surprising that Robert Mondavi would be so complementary about Marshall and his book. I will keep it handy when in Texas as a useful reference book.

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Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state

This is essential Texas wine tour book. com User, December 31, 2007. We started touring Texas wineries before we knew of his book, and we wish we had had it in the beginning. There is a short article on each winery, arranged by region, that includes basic information as address, phone, web site, etc as well as a small location map. We have found that the book makes the trip much more enjoybalbe knowing more of the background of the winery and the vintner.

People have been making wine in Texas for a long time (the first vines were planted by Spanish missionaries near El Paso in the 1600s), and it's an idea whose time has come (see The Wine Spectator, Nov. 30). In Robert Mondavi's introduction to Marshall's book, he says that what's happening today in Texas reminds him of Napa Valley in the Sixties. It behooves us all to feel proud and to take full advantage of the developing wine riches surrounding us. Marshall's book will guide you there.

The Wine Roads of Texas An Essential Guide to Texas Wines and Wineries.

Dave Potter sgrapes All about Texas Wine, Texas Wineries, and Texas Vineyards. Drink Texas Wine! My New Year goals for 2013 are to explore more Texas wine and to write about our experiences and wine finds. As before, the book will feature every winery in Texas, give information on its background, owners and wines, as well as provide helpful travel advice for each region. Author, Wes Marshall, writes for the Austin Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, Wine & Spirits, Imbibe and others. He is also author of What’s a Wine Lover to Do? and was Executive Producer of the TV series, The Wine Roads of Texas (PBS).

Wes Marshall, Robert Mondavi. This is the premier guide to wines of the nation’s fifth-largest wine producing state. He found nearly three times as many wineries to visit, met the vintners, listened to their stories and carefully tasted more than 1,000 wines to pick the best

The Wine Roads of Texas, by Austin wine writer Wes Marshall, is the premier guide to Texas wines and the state’s growing wine industry.

Marshall, a fifth-generation Texan and wine writer for the Austin Chronicle, has thoroughly researched Texas wineries and the wines they produce, traveling from Big Bend’s Davis Mountains to the bayous of East Texas, from Dallas to Del Rio, from Galveston to Lubbock, putting 5,500 miles on his car. He met the vintners and tasted their wares, listened to their stories, and even created convenient maps to help organize a day trip to a few wineries or to plan a complete Texas Tour of 40-plus producing wineries.

Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state. A 15,000-square-mile area of the Texas Hill Country, home to many of the state’s oldest wineries, is the second-largest viticulture area in the U.S. A 12,000-square-mile area of the Texas High Planes is the nation’s third largest viticulture area. In 2001 Texas vineyards grew 9,300 tons of wine grapes, yielding 1.4 million gallons of wine.

No less an expert than Robert Mondavi, founder of California’s Robert Mondavi Winery, sees distinct parallels between California’s Napa Valley wine industry in the middle of the 20th century and that of the burgeoning Texas wine industry at the beginning of the 21st century. Mr. Mondavi terms Wes Marshall’s wine column in the Austin Chronicle "one of the best in the country." High praise, indeed.

Wes Marshall appraises more that 400 Texas wines and chooses the top ones at each winery. The Wine Roads of Texas also features amazing stories of survival and triumph of the individual winemakers, suggestions for restaurants, hotels, B&Bs, convenient grouping of wineries by region for travel planning, as well as notes on attractions along the way.

The Wine Roads of Texas is the perfect book for experienced wine experts and novice wine lovers. It is the ideal guide for anyone wishing to learn more about one of the state’s most remarkable agricultural elements.

Reviews: 7
Tegore
We started touring Texas wineries before we knew of his book, and we wish we had had it in the beginning. There is a short article on each winery, arranged by region, that includes basic information as address, phone, web site, etc as well as a small location map. We have found that the book makes the trip much more enjoybalbe knowing more of the background of the winery and the vintner. Some of these vintners are real characters as well as being hardy pioneers. The book begins with a general history of the wine industry in Texas and an introduction to the varietals grown in Texas. Although only briefly mentioned, T. V Munson from Dennison is very important to the wine industry history in Texas as well as France. The musemum in Dennison is worth a visit especially since its future is in doubt. If you want to tour the wineries, don't go without this book. It is not the complete history, but he certainly makes the trips more interesting.
lucky kitten
This book is highly informative, entertaining, and (must be) the definitive guide book for visiting any or all Texas wineries.
The informative aspect is not limited to a textbook about Texas grapes, wines and wineries, though it certainly could be used that way. It is much more. The Introduction is an excellent summary for novice or seasoned wine lovers--telling us about varieties of Texas grapes, terminology people use to describe wines and wine-making, and, of course, much information about how to taste wine so you can compare one wine with another and converse with others about wines if that is something you want to do.
Marshall dishes out detail so neatly that you hardly realize how much you are learning while you are engrossed in the stories of the wine-makers, their passions, and their products. Some of the difficulties they describe make you want to cry, but most are more humorous than defeating.
It is not surprising that Robert Mondavi would be so complementary about Marshall and his book. I think it is a book that readers will want to tell their friends about before they buy Texas wine or visit the wineries. I will keep it handy when in Texas as a useful reference book.
Gunos
Interested in Texas wines and vineyards?
This is a good primer, albeit somewhat out of date.
The author, well versed in the system of grapes-to-bottle, focuses on local interests and the personalities of the grape growers and winemakers.
And it is interesting to compare the data in the book with actual contemporary information to see how the industry is maturing.
Mikarr
Very complete guide, good reference on the subject. Just what I wanted for my favorite Texan wine lover, and it makes a great gift, too.
Qumenalu
Now that the book is seven years old, it is a little more than somewhat out of date. For example, the Hill Country has exploded with wineries. So, too, wineries (good and bad) have popped up all over. Others have closed. So, check the internet. Note to Wes Marshall- let's have a 2015 edition!
Mightdragon
There are many interesting things to do in Texas, but who knew visiting wineries might be one of them? I heard about this book from a friend and ordered two copies, one for me and one as a gift. Wes Marshall gives us an entertaining read, not just facts and figures. There are interesting little stories about the various wineries that make you not only want to try the wines, but visit the wine makers on your next vacation.
I highly recommend this book. You won't be disappointed.
Memuro
This is by far the most thorough account of touring the Texas wine country you will find. I was completely impressed at the detail provided for each and every winery including a description each of the wines they produce. Also includes lodging and restaurant recommendations along the way.