Cooler Weather is Welcomed
This Saturday, September 22nd marks the official beginning of Fall with Autumn Equinox beginning at 1:50 AM Houston time. The weather is starting to behave providing opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Houston has traded its 100-degree temperatures for more of an Autumn feel with temperatures below mid-90’s for high. This is the beginning for sipping wine outside with the weather being more enjoyable. This oncoming weather will provide lots of opportunities to be outside with friends, sipping on wines. We look forward to sipping vino on the back veranda to outdoor concerts at local wineries to wine festivals. We still need to stay hydrated so drink plenty of water while sipping on the wines. One of my favorite cool weather rituals is to set chairs on my drive by the street and sip on wines when neighbors walk by. It will build up your local hood if you offer them a glass of wine when they pass by to just visit and bond.
There are plenty of great wine events to enjoy in the coming weeks of cooler weather. Try a free afternoon acoustic concert on Saturday at Bernhardt Winery featuring Ken Brown or perhaps a more formal Sunday Evening Concert at Bernhardt Winery featuring Endless Summer, a Beach Boys Tribute Concert. It is almost too late, but get your tickets for HEB Wine Walk on Thursday, October 5th. The Woodlands Market Street will be converted into a wine celebration for three hours with plenty of wines to satisfy any palate. The H-E-B Wine Walk brings a large array of incredible flavors of the wine world to Market Street on Thursday, October 5th from 6 to 9 p.m. In keeping with tradition, the event will feature fine fare from The Woodlands restaurants along with live music and exhibits by artisan vendors. Attendees will receive a keepsake glass to enjoy wine samples with industry experts sharing their newest and most popular selections. This is a great opportunity to compare Texas Wines from Llano Estacado and other Texas wineries with wines from throughout the world.
For a low key approach to enjoying the cooler weather with Texas wines, visit one or more of the 19 Texas Wine Trails. The oldest and most popular wine trail is the Texas Hill Wine Country area, being the number two most visited wine region in the country. The wine country around Fredericksburg has become noted as a popular wine tourist region. Texas has wine trails all over the State from Houston, Conroe-Huntsville, west of Conroe, Lubbock, Dallas, North Texas, East Texas, and Texas High Plains. For more information on these wine trails, visit www.txwines.org/wine-trails/ for lists of wine trails with their wineries along with maps. Plan ahead to map out your wine travels since many Texas wineries will be hosting concerts and special events to celebrate Texas Wine Month.
Plan your road trip on these wine trails with great outdoor scenery and wonderful wines to sip with friends. Also check Beds and Breakfast at wineries like Messina Hof and Grape Creek. It is interesting to wake up on winery grounds and witness the activities of Texas wineries.
Raise a glass of Texas Wine to celebrate Texas Wine Month in October. If you don’t want to travel, then head to your nearby HEB, Kroger’s or SPEC’s for Texas Wines! These make great Autumn Sippers with your friends.
COOLER WEATHER IS WELCOMED
Cooler Weather is Welcomed