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Dallas To Host The First Ever Conference


Texas has 177 wineries and 280 commercial vineyards. The folks behind GO TEXAN want to discuss them all. Well, a good deal of them. Hence,, a web site that “focuses on North American wine that isn’t made in California or the Pacific Northwest” is organizing a conference.  Last year the site hosted a Regional Wine Week forum and they got so much response from Texas, they decided to do their next one here in Dallas. The event will take place on August 15. Plan to hang with local wine writers, food bloggers, columnists, sommeliers, producers, and growers.

The conference will include three seminars, focusing on trends in Texas wine, the distinctive grapes that Texans are using to make those wines, and how consumers can work to get more regional wines in stores and restaurants. The final event of the day will be a Texas Twitter Tasting, moderated by Russ Kane of Vintage Texas, where participants will “be able to taste some of the state’s top wines and blog or Twitter at the same time.” Jeez, blog and Twitter at the same time? Would that be a Blitter? More details coming.

UDPATE: The conference is open to the public. There will be some kind of registration fee, but that’s still TBD.