Spring & Summer Wine Soirée
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by Kelsey Kramer
1M ago
For everything spring, and into the hot days of summer, we always go back to the Hill Country Bon Vivant’s fabulous recipe pairings with the freshest wines of the William Chris Vineyards collection. Whether they are white, rosé, sparkling, or red we know these wines will keep us cool, and positively shine alongside seasonal flavors such as fresh herbs, fruit, fish, and Summer vegetables. JeriLynne Clifford has outdone herself with a curated Spring and Summer menu for your next party, complete with four mouthwatering dishes that pair perfectly with the wines in our Spring & Summer Pairings ..read more
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Is Wine Tasting Personal?
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by Kelsey Kramer
2M ago
About halfway through the Texas Wine Ambassador Certification course we suggest the idea that wine tasting is half “the beverage” and half “us”. Essentially, if we're sharing a bottle of wine, the beverage in the glass is the same - the same color, acidity and tannin levels, and the same chemical make up. But we as humans are each uniquely made, suggesting that when we are wine tasting, what we experience is based on our perception from the irreplicable viewpoint that we have of the world. We may taste the same wine and come up with different flavors and aromas, notice different points o ..read more
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Mindful Drinking
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by Kelsey Kramer
4M ago
For those who are in-the-know, wine transcends being just an alcoholic beverage. Wine is history, food, chemistry, culture, and ultimately thought-provoking. Quick consumption, passive drinking, or settling for poor quality product passes this liquid past the point of inspiration and into obscurity. How do we slow down as the world speeds up? Can we transition drinking into tasting, or at least find the time for both? This article discusses methods to become a Mindful Drinker, where prioritizing tasting with a mind-palate connection is like building a muscle, and drinking is the past ..read more
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Valentines Day Pairings Beyond Your Typical Box of Chocolates
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by Kelsey Kramer
5M ago
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Holiday Recipes for Your Favorite Texas Wines
William Chris Vineyards Blog
by Kelsey Kramer
8M ago
Happy December from William Chris Vineyards! We have a special treat for you from our favorite Hill Country Bon Vivant, who helps us all to create the most beautiful and meaningful home food and wine experiences. JeriLynne has custom crafted two mouth-watering recipes that are perfect for the festive season, and for our newly released December release wines. We hope that you will try the following recipes for tender Chipotle and Poblano Short Ribs with our 2020 Tannat, Hye Estate and our flavorful Wild Mushroom Soup with Truffle Oil and our newest 2021 Hunter. Get ready to elevate your holida ..read more
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It's Fall Season Food & Wine!
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by Kelsey Kramer
9M ago
Since Autumn is such an aroma-filled and food-centric time of year, choosing the right wines is of extra important consideration! We need to prepare ourselves with an array of wines that are packed full of flavor, all of which are at optimal drinking time, and that will ultimately be food-friendly for the big holidays coming up. Since there are just some wines that speak to the season, we are prepared to recommend a complete selection of wines that will meet the lofty challenge of pairing to Fall-time fare. PLUS, we have a Thanksgiving Pairing Pack with these wines that includes printed recip ..read more
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Susssssssstainable Solutions
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by Kelsey Kramer
1y ago
Every April we take some time to educate our fans on our ongoing commitment to sustainable practices in the wine industry. While it is nearly impossible to be a perfectly sustainable producer, our mission is ongoing and remains a priority to us. As we learn more about our planet and our impact on it, we find more and more ways to tip the scales green. Along with practical solutions to sustain our vineyards with low-to-no environmental impact, there are also some more "creative" solutions that we are always curious to explore!  ..read more
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WCWC's Fall Food & Wine Guide
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by Kelsey Kramer
1y ago
Our garden is full, our table is long, and our cellar is CHOCK full of wine! We couldn't possibly pull all of it out (though we may want to), so we've hand-selected the wines that will pair to a range of dishes and lengthy conversations with family by the fire. To best prepare for this scrumptious season, check out our plans for pairing this Fall! A HUGE special thank you to the Hill Country Bon Vivant, Texan decor and entertaining specialist, who set the beautiful stage for our wines to shine and our Chocolate Torte to glow! (Check out her social page and website down below.)   &nb ..read more
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Game Day Wines Playbook
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by Kelsey Kramer
1y ago
Every day we all try to find that tricky balance between carbs, healthy fats, vegetables, fruits, and proteins. At the game coming this Sunday we will gladly throw out the old rulebook in favor of punchier dishes, powerhouse “poppers”, and heftier portions, so we are here to make sure you pick up the perfect wine to compliment. Of course, beer is going to have a place at any football game, however, there is a reason you’ve never heard the phrase ‘wine-belly’.... Now, let's break this down. There are four well-known game day food groups: salty snacks, sweet and savory meats, pizza, and spicy f ..read more
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Chris & Katharine's Guide to the Texas Hill Country - Part 2
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1y ago
Chris & Katharine are back to share four of their favorite spots for dinner in Texas wine country!   If you missed Part 1, click below to go back and find out where to hit for breakfast, and for your night out after all of our tasting rooms have closed for the day ;) Chris & Katharine's Guide to the Texas Hill Country - Part 1     ..read more
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