Monthly Archives: April 2012

George Bush Cabernet Sauvignon with Cookies and Cream Drops

The George Bush Cabernet Sauvignon was created especially for the 10th anniversary of the George Bush Library. Double Barrel aged with a wonderful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This wine has complex, spicy tones of pepper, blackberry and vanilla. … Continue reading

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Pairing Unique Foods with Wine

Everyone has a favorite snack, and often times we think, “a glass of wine would be delightful,” but matching the right wine to our snack can be tricky. Some of you have sent us questions asking which wines wouldgo with your … Continue reading

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Sense of Smell

Understanding your senses: Smell Smell of the wine is described as Aroma and Bouquet. An aroma is described as the smell of the grape or young wine. Bouquet is usually associated with the more complex aromas that develop in the … Continue reading

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Family Scrapbook

Fredericksburg is beautiful in April. Though bluebonnets have faded the Indian Paint Brushes and bright mix of yellow flowers still carpet the pastures and ditches. The grapevines at Messina Hof Bryan are beautiful and at Messina Hof Hill Country are … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung and bud break and flowering of the vines have begun here at Messina Hof! Isn’t it a great time of year!? As you begin to enjoy and appreciate spring, come and join us here at The Villa … Continue reading

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Wildflowers and Wine

The blossoming Bluebonnets and Indian Paint Brushes seen along Texas highways have indicated the change in season. With spring in full bloom, what better way to fully appreciate the beautiful wildflowers than by picnicing amongst them with some of your … Continue reading

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Family Scrapbook

For years Messina Hof has been crusading for more Texas grape growers. With more than 240 wineries in the state now, there were not enough grapes to supply all of them. It is exciting to see so many new growers … Continue reading

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From The Cellar

FAQs for Fish and Wine Pairings During this time of year, we tend to participate in more outdoor activities—such as fishing! We often get asked numerous questions about food and wine pairings and enjoy sharing our feedback with you. These … Continue reading

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Weddings in Houston

Wine and Dine: Imagine exchanging your vows beneath a lush grapevine arch. After you say your “I do’s,” your guests dine and dance among oak aging barrels as the afternoon’s last, lingering sunbeams dip behind the verdant vineyards. Winery weddings offer … Continue reading

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Wildflowers and Wine

The blossoming Bluebonnets and Indian Paint Brushes seen along the Texas highways have indicated the change in season. With Spring now in full bloom, what better way to fully appreciate the beautiful wildflowers than by pairing them with your favorite … Continue reading

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