The Taste Texas Wines Hospitality Suite, sponsored by Texas Monthly, was rocking at TEXSOM! Guests enjoyed wines from some of the state’s most prestigious wineries including Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, McPherson Cellars and Pedernales Cellars.
Jeff Ogle of Duchman Family Winery, Pat Brennan of Brennan Vineyards, Kim McPherson of McPherson Cellars and Fredrik Osterberg of Pedernales.
Texas wine folks with MS Devon Broglie and MS Craig Collins
Todd Webster and Pat Brennan of Brennan Vineyards
TEXSOM founders and MS James Tidwell and MS Drew Hendricks
SOMM film star and MS Fred Dame with Fredrik Osterberg of Pedernales
Texas Monthly’s Jessica Dupuy (left) and Pat Sharpe with Four Seasons Austin Beverage Director and Advanced Sommelier Mark Sayre
Fred Dame and Kim McPherson share a glass of Texas wine
Jessica and yours truly with MS Fred Dame
Mark Sayre and Fred Dame
A Texas wine event is not complete with Texas grape grower and MS Guy Stout
MS Guy Stout who tested me for my Certified exam
Fredrik Osterberg and MS Jay James of Chappellet
Jessica, Jenny and I at the Texas Monthly table at the Grand Tasting
Kim and Kassie McPherson
Besides enjoying great Texas wine, we also celebrated Jenny achieving Level 1 Certification!
Jenny with one of her Intro instructors, MS Jay James
A Negroni after the Grand Tasting with pal and Certified Somm Matt McGinnis