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Afternoon Brief, September 19

Afternoon Brief, September 19

DTC Channel Goes Mainstream: Direct shipping of wine is now mainstream in much of the United States. Last year, volume of direct-shipped wine was up 15.3% to 5.78 million cases, with consumer spending growing 15.5% to $2.69 billion…

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TEXSOM Announces 2018 ProWein Contest Winners

TEXSOM Announces 2018 ProWein Contest Winners

Sommeliers Rebecca Miles-Steiner and Stacey Land selected to attend ProWein 2019 Irving, Texas (September 11, 2018) –– TEXSOM today announced that Sommeliers Rebecca Miles-Steiner and Stacey Land were selected as winners of the ProWein social media contest that took place during TEXSOM 2018. The two winners will attend ProWein 2019, the world’s leading trade fair […]

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Kenneth Freeman of Sixty Vines Named Best Sommelier at 14th Annual TEXSOM

Kenneth Freeman of Sixty Vines Named Best Sommelier at 14th Annual TEXSOM

2018 TEXSOM Best Sommelier Competition Presented by Texas Monthly Irving, Texas (August 14, 2018) –– TEXSOM co-founders and Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks and James Tidwell yesterday announced at the TEXSOM Grand Tasting presented by ProWein that Kenneth Freeman of Sixty Vines in Uptown Dallas is the 2018 TEXSOM Best Sommelier. The 2018 TEXSOM Best Sommelier […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 1

Afternoon Brief, May 1

Vineyard Worker Killed in Sonoma Valley Tractor Accident
A vineyard worker died Tuesday morning after being crushed while cleaning mower equipment in a Sonoma Valley vineyard, authorities said…

TEXSOM International Wine Awards Announces 2018 Winners

TEXSOM International Wine Awards Announces 2018 Winners

Most Selective Competition in the United States Sets the Gold Standard Dallas, Texas (March 13, 2018) –– TEXSOM Co-founders and Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks and James Tidwell today announced the results for the 2018 TEXSOM International Wine Awards. The Awards garnered over 3,200 entries representing 30 countries and 21 U.S. States, with the most diverse selection […]

TEXSOM Continues to Grow and Improve

TEXSOM Continues to Grow and Improve

Company Enters Strategic Alliance and Makes Investments in Infrastructure Dallas, Texas (November 7, 2017) –– TEXSOM Co-founders and Master Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks today announced several developments that better position the TEXSOM entities to fulfill and expand their mission, including a strategic alliance with Keeper Collection, new warehouse facilities, and a new application process […]

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Announcing TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2018

Announcing TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2018

Entries Now Open for Leading Wine Competition Dallas, Texas (October 31st, 2018) –– TEXSOM Co-founders and Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks and James Tidwell today announced that the TEXSOM International Wine Awards is accepting entries for the 2018 competition to be held February 12-14, 2018 at the Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas The following is a […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 27

Afternoon Brief, October 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winery Shuts Down After Complaints of Lewd Parties A New York winery has closed its doors three weeks after its liquor licence was suspended following reports of its patrons repeatedly engaging in lewd behaviour, mass brawls and defecating on neighbouring lawns… Today’s News: Wine Country Strong Concert […]

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TEXSOM Announces ProWein Contest Winners

TEXSOM Announces ProWein Contest Winners

Sommeliers Amie Hendrickson and Julia Dixon selected to attend ProWein 2018 Irving, Texas (September 11, 2017) –– TEXSOM today announced that Sommeliers Amie Hendrickson and Julia Dixon were selected as winners of the ProWein social media contest that took place during TEXSOM 2017. The two winners will attend ProWein 2018, the world’s leading trade fair […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 17

Afternoon Brief, August 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: With New To Kalon Brand, Constellation Revives Legendary Napa Wine Dispute The battle over Napa Valley’s most contested two words – To Kalon – rages on. Is To Kalon a place? A brand? A historical landmark? Certainly it’s a vineyard. But whose… Today’s News: E&J Gallo Buys Luxury […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 16

Afternoon Brief, August 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Duckhorn Wine Company Acquires Central Coast Icon Calera Wine Company Duckhorn Wine Company, which includes Duckhorn Vineyards, Goldeneye, Paraduxx, Migration, Decoy and Canvasback, announced today that it has acquired Calera Wine Company… Today’s News: Napa County Supervisors Side with Raymond Vineyards Raymond Vineyards winery won a tight […]

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Andres Blanco of Caracol Restaurant Named Best Sommelier at 13th Annual TEXSOM

Andres Blanco of Caracol Restaurant Named Best Sommelier at 13th Annual TEXSOM

2017 TEXSOM Best Sommelier Competition Presented by Texas Monthly Irving, Texas (August 14, 2017) –– TEXSOM co-founders and Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks and James Tidwell today announced at the TEXSOM Grand Tasting presented by ProWein that Andres Blanco of Caracol Restaurant in Houston is the 2017 TEXSOM Best Sommelier. The 2017 TEXSOM Best Sommelier Competition, […]

ProWein Becomes Major Sponsor of Texsom Conference

ProWein Becomes Major Sponsor of Texsom Conference

World’s Largest Wine Trade Fair Named Platinum Sponsor and Host of Grand Tasting and Awards Reception Irving, Texas (July 6, 2017) –– TEXSOM co-founders and Master Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks today announced that ProWein, the world’s leading trade fair for wines and spirits, has been named as the title sponsor of the Grand […]

TEXSOM International Wine Awards Announces 2017 Winners

TEXSOM International Wine Awards Announces 2017 Winners

Judges’ Selections Winners Announced at ProWein 2017 Dallas, Texas (March 20, 2017) –– TEXSOM Co-founders and Master Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks today announced the final results for the 2017 TEXSOM International Wine Awards. The Awards garnered 3,581 entries representing 29 countries and 19 U.S. States, a record for the competition. Entries in the […]

Enterprise Greece to Host TEXSOM International Wine Awards at ProWein 2017

Enterprise Greece to Host TEXSOM International Wine Awards at ProWein 2017

Irving, Texas (January 17, 2017) – TEXSOM co-founders and Master Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks today announced that ProWein 2017 will set the stage for the announcement of the 2017 TEXSOM International Wine Awards Judges’ Selection winners. The TEXSOM team will share the news of the award winners at a reception at the Greek […]

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