The Wineslinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine by Russell D. Kane

The Wineslinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine

Russell D. Kane
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  • ISBN
    9780896727380 / 0896727386
  • Title The Wineslinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine
  • Author Russell D. Kane
  • Category Cookery / Food & Drink Etc
  • Format
  • Year 2012
  • Pages 205
  • Publisher
    Texas Tech University Press
  • Imprint Texas Tech Press,U.S.
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 208mm x 23mm x 208mm


“A chronicle of Texas's emergence as a wine-producing region. Relates the stories of winegrowers, past and present, who have contributed to Texas wine culture”—Provided by publisher.

Publisher Description

In his pursuit of Texas terroir, the sense of place manifest in Texas wine country's sun-baked soils, variable climate, and human intervention, Russell Kane has travelled the state tasting wine, interviewing the major players in Texas wine culture, and reflecting on the state's extraordinary history and enterprising peoples. Here is the total immersion experience. Texas Wineslinger, the moniker now synonymous with Kane, sprouted from a blog of an Australian wine writer after Kane compared the big red wines that originate from the red sand and porous limestone common to both the Texas High Plains and Australia's Coonawarra wine region. Kane's reflections include explorations of Spanish missionary life and the sacramental wine made from Texas's first vineyard as well as the love for grapes and wine brought subsequently by German and Italian immigrants from their homelands. Kane also relates stories of the modern-day growers and entrepreneurs who overcame the lingering effects of temperance and prohibition—forces that failed to eradicate Texas's destiny as an emerging wine-producing region.
A postscript, “A Winegrower's Prayer,” serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges that weigh heavy on those still defining the terroir of Texas's wine frontier.

Russ Kane helps to bring Texas wine to the forefront of the regional wine movement with his knowledgeable criticism, interesting stories, and top-flight commentary. Jeff Siegel, co-founder,"

Author Biography

Russell Kane divides his time between Houston and Fredericksburg, Texas. A technical writer whose research spans three decades and has garnered two awards for writing excellence, he has covered Texas wines and cuisine since 1998 and now blogs on the subject of Texas wine at Frost, Master Sommelier and America s eighth Master of Wine, is one of three people in the world to hold both distinctions. The host of Check Please, a weekly public television show in Kansas City, he also writes and lectures extensively about wine, beer, and spirits."

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