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Texas Wine Trails and Chuck Tordiglione's Big Plans

Episode Summary

Chuck Tordiglione, owner of Bull Lion Ranch & Vineyard, is the president of the Cross Timbers Wine & Vineyard Association. Cross Timbers has big plans including publishing another glossy wine and travel magazine, new wine, food and art events planned for 2021, and new partnerships with local chefs. Chuck has more enthusiasm for Texas wine than most anyone I’ve ever met, and I know you’ll enjoy his interview. I’ll also talk about wine trails in general: what they are, what they do, and how they’re organized. In my new People In Wine segment, I introduce Tony Coturri, a California natural wine winemaker who inspired two popular Texas winemakers you’ll recognize. Tony is also a partner in Texas winery himself. Finally, I’m celebrating national Cabernet Sauvignon day with the 2017 Brennan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Texas Wine Trails & Chuck Tordiglione's Big Plans
Chuck Tordiglione
Bull Lion Ranch & Vineyard
Cross Timbers Wine Trail

Others mentioned in the main segment:
Texas HIll Country Wineries
North Texas Wine Country
Sam Houston Wine Trail
Texas Way Out Wineries
The best listing of Texas wine trails: Texas Wine Lover

People in Wine: Tony Coturri

Coturri Winery

La Cruz de Comal Wines

"40 Harvests On, Natural Winemaker Tony Coturri Talks About Regenerative Farming"

"Tony Coturri Of Coturri Winery: The Sprudge Wine Interview"

What I'm Drinking

2017 Brennan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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