The holidays are a great time to spoil the wine lovers in your life, and with so many wineries at your fingertips right here in the Texas Hill Country, you can take advantage of both local products and nearby winery events as the perfect gift options. Here are 10 of our top picks for gifts to consider while shopping for the wine fanatic in your life this holiday season…READ MORE
Danny Hernandez of Sister Creek Vineyards Winemaker Profile
These Texas Wineries Will Make You A Wine-O Before Long
Deep in the heart of Texas, there’s a little ol’ town called Fredericksburg and it is home to some of the finest Texas wines you could ask for. California is known for its sprawling vineyards, but Texas is holding their own when it comes to producing grapes as well…READ MORE
An Exciting Time For Texas Wines
I was recently in New York to help organize a trade tasting of Texas wines. When I was asked to work on this, I was intrigued. I knew they made wine in Texas but had not yet tried one. But I was also curious. I was curious in the same way many of us who live in California might react…READ MORE
Texas Winemakers Show Their Wares in New York City
I was fortunate to be a judge at two wine competitions in November, but that meant a total of four busy days. It might sound crazy, but after tasting a lot of wine-not drinking, just tasting and spitting-I needed a little time to relax and drink some wine…READ MORE
The Level II Intensive Study Advanced Wine Course is designed to prepare you for a management level position as a sommelier, event planner, a wine buyer, or a
The Level II Intensive Study Advanced Wine Course is designed to prepare you for a management level position as a sommelier, event planner, a wine buyer, or a wine sales person.
You do not have to be in the “trade” to take this course. if you are a serious enthusiast, or are considering changing careers, this is a course you should take to increase your understanding of wine regions, wine law, production, history and wine service.
Lunch is provided as part of your tuition. If you have any dietary restrictions please contact the Guild with that information.
This 7 day Advanced Wine Course includes:
Component Tasting French Wine Italian Wine German and Austrian Wine Spanish and Portuguese Wine, including fortified wines North American Wine Australia and New Zealand Wine South American Wine South African Wine Event Planning Wine List Development Formal Sommelier Service (and practical exam) Wine production Descriptive, Comparative and Technical Wine Evaluation
Receive 700+ pages of course material specifically developed for this course, and taste approximately 70 wines throughout the course. Total in class lecture hours is 60 hours, making this the most intensive of all Guild courses. Passing of at least 85% on all exams is required to receive the L2 Advanced Wine Awards from the International Wine & Spirits Guild.
September 9-11: BBQ Camp – Summer in Texas means BBQ. You’ll be the envy of your friends and family once you learn the secrets to preparing wonderful meals on
September 9-11: BBQ Camp– Summer in Texas means BBQ. You’ll be the envy of your friends and family once you learn the secrets to preparing wonderful meals on the grill. Try your hand at Cedar Planked Wild King Salmon with Jerk Spice and Mango Salsa, St. Louis Style Baby Back Ribs with Cherry Coke Glaze, Smoked Beer-Can Chicken, Texas Brisket, and Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler with Home-made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
September 23-25: New Orleans– Spend 3 days & 2 nights in the beautiful Texas Hill Country while learning a variety of New Orleans cooking skills! This class will focus on the two main cuisines in and around New Orleans – Creole and Cajun – and will deliciously reflect their mix of Spanish, African, and French heritages. You will learn to prepare dishes such as award winning Gumbo, Blackened Snapper, Cajun Barbequed Shrimp, Louisiana Brined Roasted Loin of Pork, King Cake and the classic Beignet.