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Texas Grape Growers Pierce's Disease Management Guide - January 2013 Download Guide
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36th Annual TWGGA Conference and Trade Show - February, 2012 - Speaker Presentations

Dr. Kenneth Fugelsang “Microbial Analysis: Theory & Concepts” Presentation

Dr. Keith Striegler "Rootstock Evaluation: A Midwest Perspective" Presentation

Elizabeth Slater "Wine Club Success" Presentation Handout1 Handout2 Handout3

Paul Wagner "Top Ten Secrets to Selling Grapes and Wine" Presentation

Elizabeth Slater "Tasting Room Design and Management" Presentation

Dr. Kenneth Fuselsang "Best Practices: Sanitation" Presentation

Paul Wagner "Strategic Positioning and Marketing" Presentation

Fritz Westover and Fran Pontasch "Top Vineyard Management Problems in 2011 and How to Avoid in 2012" Presentation

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Texas Wine and Grape Growers 2011 Economic Impact Update

The Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and the Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute working collaboratively with Frank, Rimerman & Co., LLP has released the current economic impact numbers of the Texas wine and grape industry. 

The final report assessed the 2011 total economic impact of the Texas wine and grape industries at $1.8 BILLION, a 9% increase over 2009. The next economic impact study will be released in late 2014 or early 2015.

For a copy of the full report, click here.  To download "What's in a Bottle" summary, click here. This should be copied and shared with anyone and everyone.

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Education & Research
• Texas Enology Network - http://www.texasenology.org
• Texas Wine Grape Network - http://winegrapes.tamu.edu
• Texas Wine Marketing Institute - http://www.hs.ttu.edu/texaswine
• Pierce's Disease & Education Program - http://pd.tamu.edu/
• TV Munson Viticulture Enology Program at Grayson College - www.texasviticultureenology.com
• Texas Sommelier Conference - http://texsom.com

Compliance and Regulatory
• Alternating Proprietorship Sample Contract
• Proposed Administrative Rules for the New Winery Permit - GF (Jan.2010)

Wine Trails

. Dallas Town & Country Wine Trail - http://dallastownandcountrywinetrail.com/
• CrossTimbers Wine Trail - http://www.crosstimberswinetrail.com
• Dallas Wine Trail - http://www.dallaswinetrail.com
• Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 - http://www.wineroad290.com/
• Grapevine Wine Trail - http://www.grapevinewinerytrail.com
• Piney Woods Wine Trail - http://www.pineywoodswinetrail.com
• Red River Wine Trail - http://www.redriverwinetrail.com/
• San Gabriel Wine Trail - http://www.sangabrielwinetrail.com
•Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail - http://www.texasbluebonnetwinetrail.com
•Texas Hill Country Wine Trails - http://www.texaswinetrail.com
•Way Out Wineries Wine Trail (WOW) - http://www.wayoutwineries.org
.Texas Independence Wine Trail - http://www.texasindependencewinetrail.com
.Dripping Wine Trail - http://www.drippingwinetrail.com

Wine Marketing Groups
• The Food and Wine Foundation of Texas - http://www.winefoodfoundation.org
• The Wine Society of Texas - http://www.winesocietyoftexas.org
• Texas Wine Marketing Assistance Program – http://www.gotexanwine.org

Government Agencies
• Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Federal) - http://www.ttb.gov
• Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission (State) - http://www.tabc.state.tx.us
• Federal Label Approval - http://www.ttb.gov/faqs/alcohol_faqs.shtml#colasonline
• Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) - www.txdot.gov
• Texas Department of Health - http://www.dshs.state.tx.us
• Tourist Oriented Directional Signage - www.txdot.gov

Vineyard Rural Economic Development Texas Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Loan Guarantee Program
Young Farmer Loan Guarantee Program
• A Guide for Prospective Growers – “Starting a Vineyard in Texas” published by Texas Department of Agriculture
Viticulture Consulting Services in Texas
• David Straley Viticulture Consulting - Please call (817) 235-0505

Listserves
The Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association (TWGGA) does not endorse any of the ListServ sources featured below. This list is provided for informational and entertainment purposes only.  The information exchanged between individuals or groups may not reflect the official position of the TWGGA Board of Directors. Participants are encouraged to verify all sources of information shared on these sites and are warned not to engage in any discussions which may be construed to reflect practices that are exclusionary or of collusion in nature.

• Texas Winegrowers List Serve - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Texas_Winegrowers/
• Texas Wine Making List Serve - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Texas_Wine_Making
• Non Commercial Wine Makers List Serve - http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Texas-Home-Winemakers/
• The North Texas Wine Maker’s Guild List Serve - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NTXWINEMAKERS

 

Wine America Newsletters
• Wine America (The National Association for American Wineries) - www.wineamerica.org/category/news

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