Monthly Archives: August 2011

Franki’s Lil Europe

Do you purge files and storage boxes every year? I do. It seems that each year I collect more and more “stuff”. So, I have a routine of picking one year’s boxes, looking at the files that I had saved … Continue reading

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Vinclusive Event at Messina Hof

September 9 & 10, 2011 Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur of fine wines or a wine-curious novice, sharpen your palate and gain an intimate appreciation for why blending is considered the highest art-form in winemaking with Messina Hof’s upcoming … Continue reading

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Crown Colony Food & Wine Menu

Crown Colony is a beautiful Country Club in East Texas. Surrounded by tall pine trees, it boasts a beautiful golf course that is always ranked with top courses and as having tough holes. At this club we worked with the … Continue reading

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Events at Messina Hof

Messina Hof is a place of experiences. Each time a guest comes to spend time with us, we want them to leave reluctantly and desire to return as soon as possible. Weddings are a perfect opportunity to offer additional activities … Continue reading

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Family Scrapbook

The 2011 Lenoir grapes from Messina Hof Vineyard in Bryan are all in the fermenters bubbling away. There is not one grape left on the vine from either human or bird harvest and the Lord blessed us indeed with rain … Continue reading

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Carmelo’s Food & Wine Menu

Have you been to Carmelo’s in Houston or Austin? If you have, chances are that you met Carmelo himself. Paul calls him Paisano. Carmelo is from Sicily. He and Paul share a mother land kinship. For many years we have … Continue reading

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Does the season of the year have any impact on what wine is served with a particular dish?

Seasons change, and when they do, so do the wines we drink. Each season brings its special harvest of produce, herbs, and spices. With these seasonal ingredients, you should consider the climate to help you choose a wine for dinner. … Continue reading

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Retail Blog

New Library Wines Released! This Friday, a new selection of Library Wines will hit the shelves. These wines have been held in the competition vault in very limited quantities for the past few years and are finally ready to be … Continue reading

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Ice Cream and Wine

Ice cream is a perfect dessert to enjoy when cooling off on a hot summers day. To make ice cream even better, try pairing it with one of Messina Hof’s wines. Choosing a wine to go with ice cream is … Continue reading

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Messina Hof Blind Wine Tastings

Imagine tasting a wine that you do not know anything about and that you cannot see. That’s what people do during a blind wine tasting. Blind wine tasting is a fun event that tests your knowledge and ability to distinguish … Continue reading

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