Thank You 2013 Texas Wine Industry Sponsors
Chuck Mooney at the Kelly Charles Group LLC
Sign Up for 2014 TWGGA Annual Conference and Trade Show
Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel, Conference Center & Spa
Registration is available for attendees and exhibitors at the 2014 TWGGA Annual Conference and Trade Show on February 13-15, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Dallas/Frisco Hotel.
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Click here for Exhibitor Registration and Click here for Exhibitor Information
Click here for Annual Conference Exhibit Hall Diagram
Texas Wine and Grape Growers Foundation, Inc. Smartphone Mobile App Launched for the iPhone on September 18, 2013 - TWGGA Members Sign Up
The Smartphone Mobile App, developed for TWGGA members by BarZ Adventures (Austin, TX), is the premier marketing and TX Wine Passport mobile app. Consumers can locate your winery via GPS coordinates.
To be listed in the Smartphone Mobile App, complete 3 easy steps:
1. Complete the registration form. Access the form by clicking here.
2. Pay the Initial Fee and Annual Fee based on your winery size (determined by annual cases produced). Pay the fee online at the TWGGA Store.
3. Sign the contract. When steps one and two are complete, you will receive a link to "Hello Sign". This link is to an online contract where you will fill in the winery name, G permit number, date, and sign online.
All questions can be directed to Debbie Reynolds at (817) 421-3201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Smartphone Mobile App is the way to get consumers into your winery, taste your wines, and collect points as they travel around the state.
Don't delay. Sign up Today!
Wineries Participating in the Smartphone Mobile App:
Bar Z Winery, Canyon, Region 1
Becker Vineyards, Stonewall, Region 5
Bending Branch Winery (The Estate),Comfort, Region 5
Bending Branch Winery (High Street), Comfort, Region 5
Bernhardt Winery, Plantersville, Region 3
Bishop Arts Winery, Dallas, Region 2
Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard, Saint Jo, Region 2
Bluff Dale Vineyards, Bluff Dale, Region 2
Brennan Vineyards, Comanche, Region 5
Briar Creek Vineyard, Whitehouse, Region 2
Brushy Creek Vineyards, Alvord, Region 2
Cork This! Winery, Montgomery, Region 3
Driftwood Estate Winery, Driftwood, Region 5
Enoch's Stomp Vineyards & Winery, LLC, Harleton, Region 2 Fawncrest Vineyard, Inc, Canyon Lake, Region 5
Fiesta Winery, Lometa, Region 5
Fiesta Winery, Fredericksburg, Region 5
Four Point 0 Cellars, Fredericksburg, Region 5
Fuqua Winery, Dallas, Region 2
Haak Vineyards & Winery, Santa Fe, Region 3
Hawk's Shadow, LLC, Dripping Springs, Region 5
Homestead Winery, Grapevine, Region 2
Homestead Winery, Ivanhoe, Region 2
Homestead Winery, Denison, Region 2
Landon Winery, Greenville, Region 2
Landon Winery, McKinney, Region 2
Lavaca BluffsVineyard & Winery, Lolita, Region 3
Llano Estacado Winery, Lubbock, Region 1
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, Pittsburg, Region 2
Lost Oak Winery, Burleson, Region 2
Marker Cellars, Alvord, Region 2
Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Bryan, Region 3
Messina Hof Hill Country, Fredericksburg, Region 5
Peach Creek Vineyards, College Station, Region 3
Pleasant Hill Winery, Brenham, Region 3
Red Wing Dove, Hamilton, Region 5
Rohan Meadery, La Grange, Region 3
Saddlehorn Winery, Burton, Region 3
Salado Winery Company, Salado, Region 5
Savannah Winery & Bistro, Canton, Region 2
Singing Water Vineyards, Comfort, Region 5
Spicewood Vineyards, Spicewood, Region 5
St. Rose Vineyard & Winery, Pittsburg, Region 2
Sugar Ridge Winery, Ennis, Region 2
Tara Vineyard and Winery, Athen, Region 2
Texas Legato Winery, Lampasas, Region 5
The Barrel House, Brady, Region 5
The Weimary, Weimar, Region 3
The Winery at Willow Creek, Abilene, Region 2
Times Ten Cellars, Fort Worth, Region 2
Times Ten Cellars, Dallas, Region 2
William Chris Vineyards, Hye, Region 5
There are Sponsorship opportunities available for the new TX Wine Smartphone Mobile App. Contact Debbie Reynolds at email@example.com.
Title Sponsorship will get you:-Splash page advertisement when user opens the first screen after the Home screen.
-Home screen map with location markers for your product/place.
-Logo placement on the upper navigation bar.
-Intermittent banner ads on the bottom of all listing screens.
-Logo placement on Home screen.
-Logo placement in email marketing campaigns and frequent social media mentions.
Banner Advertising Available:
- 320px X 50px banner ad at the bottom of the screen.
- Targeted advertising by geographic location.
- Targeted advertising by manufacturer or operating system.
- Ads can be text and title, or images.
- Participating email marketing campaigns and frequent social media mentions.
The cost to have a banner ad is $100 a month.
For more information contact Debbie Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
From the TWGGA Staff, Board of Directors, and Foundation Board of Directors
On New Year’s Eve people all over the world celebrate by popping the cork on a bottle of “bubbly” to say goodbye to the past year and hello to the new year. These oftentimes loud and boisterous celebrations continue far into the next few weeks blending New Year with Carnival, Mardi Gras, Super Bowl, and even Valentine’s Day. In fact, many celebrations throughout the year find Sparkling Wine at the center of the occasion.
Historically Sparkling Wine or Champagne has been associated with royalty and aristocracy – served at parties in the royal courts. Today, any celebratory occasion – wedding, birth, baptism – as well as christening a ship, winning a race or game, or wooing the love of your life demands that we bring out the festive wine. On some occasions the sparkling bubbles are never consumed by humans but rather shaken, exploded, smashed or doused according to the event being celebrated.
Fun Facts About Champagne
- There are approximately 49 million bubbles in a bottle of Champagne. The bubbles are formed during the second fermentation in the bottle that you will eventually bring home to open and enjoy.
- The pressure inside a bottle of Champagne is about 90 pounds per square inch or three times the pressure inside a car tire (whichever is easiest to understand).
- A Champagne cork leaves the bottle at a velocity of approximately 40 miles per hour but can pop out as fast as 100 miles per hour.
- The longest Champagne cork flight was 177 feet, 9 inches set in New York in 1988.
- The type of glass used to serve Champagne has a huge impact on the bubbles. Chilled glasses will weaken the bubbles making them go away faster. Tall, tulip-shaped glasses, like the ones we typically use, will trap the aromas at the top of the glass and protect the bubbles for a longer period of time.
- Unlike wine, Champagne should not be swirled before enjoying. Swirling Champagne makes the bubbles disappear.
- Bubbles form in the glass because of small flecks of dust particles from the drying cloth or small impurities in the glass. Some manufacturers of Champagne glasses will etch scratches inside the glass to help produce more bubbles.
- Brut is the driest of all Champagnes. Extra Dry usually means extra sweet. Demi-sec means the Champagne is medium-sweet. And if all this is not confusing enough, Sec in French means lacking sugar, but if a Champagne label says “Sec”, it is sweet.
- James Bond may like his martinis shaken, not stirred, but he also loves a good glass of Champagne, which has appeared in his films over 35 times.
- For a really fun bar trick, a raisin dropped in a glass of Champagne will continually circulate from the bottom of the glass to the top and back again.