Monthly Archives: December 2011

Bleu Cheese Experiment

I am happy to share the technique and you can use whatever cheese and herbs you choose. I created 3 different blends. Take ½ cup of cheese in each of 3 bowls. ( I used gorgonzola.)  Add 1 Tbsp of … Continue reading

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Italy here we come!

Italy here we come!  Paul and I will be speaking at the International Wine Tourism Conference in Perugia. We cannot wait! This conference is one of our favorites. 2012 marks the 4th Annual International Conference & Workshop and it will … Continue reading

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Trip to Umbria

Do you know where Umbria is?  It is one of the smallest Italian regions, located in central Italy, and is landlocked.  The capital is Perugia.  In preparing for our trip, I did a little research.  Every wine has “terrior” and … Continue reading

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Christmas Baking

Every year I get my “kitchen fix” baking for Christmas. Tradition requires homemade cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning served with strong Italian espresso coffee and a splash of Anisette. The Papa Paulo Port brownie cake and an assortment of cookies … Continue reading

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From the staff at The Villa @ Messina Hof, we would like to wish you very Happy Holidays!

We know that the holidays are hectic and rushed so why not take a break and slow down by staying at The Villa. Let us “take you away” for a night or two! You can begin by having chocolate covered … Continue reading

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Champagne vs. Sparkling Wines

Did you know that all champagnes are sparkling wines but not all sparkling wines are champagnes? -Only sparkling wines made in the region of Champagne in France can be called Champagne. Anything else produced outside of that region is referred … Continue reading

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Messina Hof company party for employees’ families and grape growers

Each year we celebrate with a Messina Hof company party for employees’ families and grape growers. Our staff get to meet those responsible for growing the grapes from which we make the wine. They appreciate first-hand the faces and hearts … Continue reading

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Italian Tradition Returns to Italy…Texas style!

Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo established the Messina Hof Winery in 1977, and Messina Hof is now the most awarded Texas wine in national and international competitions!  He is Chairman of the Texas Wine Industry Development Advisory Committee and Marketing chair … Continue reading

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Christmas gift & stocking stuffer needs for the wine lovers you know

Just in time for all of your holiday gifting and party needs, we have a great selection of wines, gourmet food items and great gifts for that special wine lover in your life.  We can help you pick out just … Continue reading

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FAQ about Wine Pumps!

How do you use a wine pump? The Wine Pump is used by holding the pump over the center of the rubber stopper, and then pumping several times in an up and down motion.  Pumping is ceased when firm resistance … Continue reading

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