Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Texas vs. The World | Featuring Bending Branch Winery (Tannat) - Austin, Texas

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Austin, Texas

Malaga Tapas & Bar
440 West 2nd St.
Austin, Texas 78701

Cost: $75 Includes cheese plate, light tapas, gratuity and fees


When you ask the average Texan ‘what do you think of Texas wine?’ you almost always, without exception get one of two responses back. Either they haven’t had any Texas wine worth remembering or they don’t even see it as an option when there is so much “better” wine out there.

The Texas v. The World Tasting is a series that meets the last Tuesday of each month and is a head-to-head varietal comparison of wines made in Texas, by Texas grown fruit compared to the same varietal in a wine from another world-class growing area.

Each tasting has a featured winery to co-host each tasting along side of GUSTO and the Texas Wine and Food Consortium. The producer is there to shed light, lead discussions and answer questions about making wine in Texas. GUSTO Sommeliers are there to lead discussion and answer questions on the other world-class wines in the tasting. This tasting is intended be relaxed, social and fun; as well as being great for networking with other wine enthusiasts and professionals.

This tasting series is produced in     partnership with the Texas Wine     and Food Consortium(TXWFC); who’s mission is to promote the Texas wine industry through trade collaboration, events, education and outreach. Join us and support the Texas wine industry. It’s going to open your eyes about the world-class wines being produced right here in our own background.


Old World- Flight 1

Chateau Barrejat, Madiran, 2009
Domaine du Moulie, Madiran, 2009

New World (South & North America)- Flight 2 & 3

Pueblo del Sol, Juanico, Tannat Rose, 2011
Don Pascual, Juanico, ‘Roble’ Tannat, 2007
Bodegas Carrau, Cerro Chapeu, Amat, Tannat, 2005
Bouza, Montevideo, Tannat, 2009
Giménez Méndez, Canelones, Tannat, ‘Las Brujas’, 2010
Pisano, Progreso, Arretxea, Grand Reserve, Tannat Blend, 2006
Intipalka, Ica Valley, Tannat, 2009
Fin Del Mundo, Patagonia, Tannat, 2009
Rock Wall Wine Co., California, Tannat, ‘The Palindrome’, 2010

Texas – Flight 4

Brushy Creek Vineyards, Texas, Tannat Rose, 2011
Westcave Cellars, Texas Hill Country, Tannat, 2010
Brushy Creek Vineyards, Texas, Tannat, 2010
Brushy Creek Vintage, Texas, Tannat, ‘Rachel’s Reserve’, 2009

Bending Branch Winery – Flight 5

Bending Branch Winery, Texas, Tannat Rose, 2012- Tank Sample
Bending Branch Winery, Texas, Tannat, NV
Bending Branch Winery, Texas Hill Country, Tannat Reserve, 2010
Bending Branch Winery, California, Tannat Port, 2009


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