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Fine Wining 15 September, 2011

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Texas Wines Get Sacked

Texas Wines Get Sacked

Friday, September 9: After another enlightening adwineture at the Kerrville Wine and Music Fest, we brought home our new-found regional favorites and knowledge to the Green Man. One of our most interesting bottles was La Cuvée du Saule from Calais in Dallas. Benjamin, the young French vintner who introduced the drink at a seminar last weekend, spoke with an engaging accent about his operation, the wine’s uses over fruit salads, and the traditional methods of its making. This dessert white derives from 100% muscat grapes and reminds us of a port of a different color. Although we sipped its sweetness in summer’s warmth, we think the Cuvée will be worth reprising as soon as the weather turns winter-cold.

Other folks brought reds, whites, and rosés and even a beer or two. As testament to our patrons’ enjoyment, we used most of our ample collection of stemmed wine glasses, almost all of which we’d acquired as souvenirs from many Kerrville tastings.

What songs come to mind when you think of the noble grape? Below is the playlist of wine-worthy tunes we heard that night:

artist song
Johann Strauss, Jr. Wine, Women and Song
Nightcaps Wine Wine Wine
Little Feat Willin’
Neil Diamond Cracklin’ Rosie
Weavers Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Alligator Wine
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Summer Wine
Elton John Elderberry Wine
Henry Mancini The Days Of Wine And Roses
Nina Simone Lilac Wine
Delbert McClinton Two More Bottles of Wine
Tommy James & The Shondells Sweet Cherry Wine
Deana Carter Strawberry Wine
Don Ho Tiny Bubbles
Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs Bottle of Wine
Linda Ronstadt Willin’
5th Dimension Sweet Blindness
Joni Mitchell A Case of You
Paul Anka A Steel Guitar and a Glass of Wine
Jerry Jeff Walker Sangria Wine
Tom T Hall Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine
Dean Martin Little Ol’ Wine Drinker Me
Eric Burdon & War Spill The Wine
Neil Diamond Red, Red Wine
Willie Nelson Yesterday’s Wine
Dallas Frazier Elvira
Limelighters Have Some Madeira M’Dear
Peter, Paul and Mary Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Jimmy Buffett The Wino And I Know
George Carlin Wonderful WINO
Laura Nyro Sweet Blindness
Jeff Buckley Lilac Wine