Cyndy and I went to our third Texas Wino Fest event a number of weeks ago. They have Wino Fest events in cities around the state. They also organize winery and brewery tours, but that is another side of the business. The Wino Fest events bring Texas wineries together in an event center for tasting events. Those with tickets receive a souvenir sampling glass to sample all the wines from the different wineries. Glasses and bottles of wine can be purchased as well. They begin at noon and continue until 8 p.m. on either Saturday or Sunday.
There is entertainment – usually an acoustic act. The events are rather enjoyable. Cyndy and I were never really wine drinkers. We usually visit – and I play at – breweries with craft beers. Wino Fest allowed us to see that there are craft wines as well. We don’t really care for dry wines, but we have had a couple of dry wines that we like at an event. We wouldn’t buy a bottle of it, but for a dry wine, we liked them.
Tara Vineyard and Winery was one of the first wineries we tried. They have a red wine called Texas Twang. The proper way to drink it is to put a slice of jalapeno in the glass and pour the wine over it. It adds the proper amount of tang. It’s one of our favorites. While we like sweet wines, we don’t like them too sweet. And the slice of jalapeno makes sure it’s not.
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