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Kelsey Kramer of the Hill Country Wine Academy

Episode Summary

Wine educator Kelsey Kramer of the Hill Country Wine Academy joins me to discuss the state of wine education today. Under Kelsey’s direction, the Hill Country Wine Academy, formerly known as the William Chris Wine School, is training Texas wine ambassadors, industry pros, and enthusiasts alike. In the Texas wine news, I’m reflecting on 10 years of Texas Fine Wine, announcing a nice accolade for Chris Brundrett of William Chris Wine Co, and sharing some feedback I’ve received about the last episode and the effort to #AskForTexasWines in restaurants. Cheers, y'all!

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Texas Wine News

  1. 3 Cheers for the 10th anniversary of Texas Fine Wine
  2. Chris Brundrett is an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Gulf South Award Finalist LINK
  3. Nadia Chaudhury for Eater Austin: “Where to Eat and Drink in Driftwood, Texas”
  4. Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival Announced LINK

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