The Wineslinger Chronicles

Author: R. D. Kane
Publisher:
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"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.

Texas Hill Country Wineries

Author: Russell D. Kane
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 146713273X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Texas Hill Country wineries have roots as old as any around. Texas grapes grow in soils made from ancient sea deposits, similar to the grape-growing regions of Europe. Texas wine culture arrived in the 1600s with Spanish missionaries who settled and planted vineyards in El Paso del Norte. The 1800s brought German and Italian immigrant farmers to Texas; they considered wine a staple of everyday life. In what is now America's No. 5 wine-producing state, the Texas Hill Country was named by Wine Enthusiast magazine to its 2014 list of best international wine destinations. It may surprise some, but not the wine aficionados who have visited the Texas Hill Country's 50 or more wineries, that wine-and-culinary tourism is currently the Texas Hill Country's fastest growing sector. This book is your guide to the Texas Hill Country winery experience. It is time to sip and savor Texas for yourself.

Kit Carson and the First Battle of Adobe Walls

Author: Alvin R. Lynn
Publisher: Grover E. Murray Studies in th
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Following Kit Carson from Bascom to the Walls, one hundred years later On a late November morning in 1864, Col. Kit Carson and his U.S. troops, under orders from the commander of the New Mexico Military Department, attacked Kiowa Chief Doh'san’s winter village in the Texas Panhandle. Warriors retaliated with stiff resistance as their women and children escaped. Fighting proceeded down the Canadian River to the abandoned trading post of Adobe Walls as hundreds more Kiowas and Comanches joined the battle. Nearing sunset, Carson’s troops burned Doh'san’s village, and although remarkably few lives were lost in the battle itself, the enduring consequences were hardly insignificant. Well-known as an explorer, guide, and frontiersman, Carson’s involvement at the First Battle of Adobe Walls has been overlooked. Beginning his research in the 1990s, Alvin Lynn set out to fill that void when he located and walked the 200-mile-long wagon road from Fort Bascom to Adobe Walls and collected 1,800 metal artifacts from 15 historic camps, including the burned Kiowa village. Among the recovered artifacts were fired friction primers verifying the placement of howitzers at the battle site. With nearly eighty battle site and artifact photographs taken by renowned photographer Wyman Meinzer, Kit Carson and the First Battle of Adobe Walls documents Carson’s military expedition from Fort Bascom to Adobe Walls and Lynn’s own journey more than a century later to discover what really happened.

The Wine Roads of Texas

Author: Wes Marshall
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 9781595346841
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This is the premier guide to wines of the nation’s fifth-largest wine producing state. For this edition, Austin wine writer Wes Marshall scouted new wineries from Big Bend’s Davis Mountains to the bayous of East Texas, from Dallas to Del Rio, Galveston to Lubbock. He found nearly three times as many wineries to visit, met the vintners, listened to their stories and carefully tasted more than 1,000 wines to pick the best.The Wine Roads of Texas -- inspiration for the three-part PBS series of the same name -- clues you in with maps and directions to 82 Texas wineries; outlines the dramatic stories of their origins, survival and growth; tells where to find food, shelter and fun on 22 wine trips through Texas; and provides picks of the best wines and tips on how to taste them.

Truly Texas Mexican

Author: Adán Medrano
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780896728509
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Over thousands of years, Native Americans in what is now Texas passed down their ways of roasting, boiling, steaming, salting, drying, grinding, and blending. From one generation to another, these ancestors of Texas’s Mexican American community lent their culinary skills to combining native and foreign ingredients into the flavor profile of indigenous Texas Mexican cooking today. Building on what he learned from his own family, Adán Medrano captures this distinctive flavor profile in 100 kitchen-tested recipes, each with step-by-step instructions. Equally as careful with history, he details how hundreds of indigenous tribes in Texas gathered and hunted food, planted gardens, and cooked. Offering new culinary perspective on well-known dishes such as enchiladas and tamales, Medrano explains the complexities of aromatic chiles and how to develop flavor through technique as much as ingredients. Sharing freely the secrets of lesser-known culinary delights, such as turcos, a sweet pork pastry served as dessert, and posole, giant white corn treated with calcium hydroxide, he illuminates the mouth-watering interconnectedness of culture and cuisine. The recipes and personal anecdotes shared in Truly Texas Mexican illuminate the role that cuisine plays in identity and community.

Cheers Y all

Author: Stephanie Wetherill
Publisher: Brown Books
ISBN: 9781934812662
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Texans take pride in just about everything, and that includes both native Texans and those who, as some like to say, “got here as soon as they could.” But wine? Texas ranks fifth in grape and wine production nationally behind California, New York, Washington state, and Oregon. The state's wine industry contributes more than one billion dollars annually to the economy, with more than 3,700 acres of grapes and 180 wineries, with that number growing every year. Cheers Y'all takes a look at the lure and lore of Texas winemaking past and present. A whole new world of wine welcomes readers with a hearty, “Howdy, y'all. Pull out a glass.”

Pruning and Training

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465465316
Format: PDF, ePub
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Featuring more than 800 plants, Pruning and Training is a freshly redesigned and fully comprehensive guide to cultivating your perfect garden. Pruning and Training has step-by-step instructions to pruning and training hundreds of trees, shrubs, and climbing plants. With chapters on everything from rosebushes to peach trees, Pruning and Training has advice for every garden and gardener. With its practical A-Z approach, organized by plant type, Pruning and Training displays information in an easy-to-follow format and has guides to specialized techniques for each plant type, including coppicing and pollarding for trees and pinch pruning for shrubs. Learn the basic training techniques for climbing plants and see how to maintain ornamental shrubs in your garden, including grasses for your topiary or hedges and bamboo. Pruning and Training is the essential guide to pruning and training your garden plants with confidence.

Land of Enchantment Wildflowers

Author: Willa F. Finley
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New Mexico is home to about 4,000 species of plants that inhabit the varied ecosystems found at the intersection of the Rocky Mountains, the Great Plains, and the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts. Willa Finley and LaShara Nieland, authors of a previous field guide of Texas plants, Lone Star Wildflowers, traveled throughout New Mexico and photographed approximately 200 commonly encountered plants in all stages of growth from spring through fall. They also visited with Native Americans to learn the extensive practical ways in which they and their ancestors have used the flora. The research is presented in a colorful, well-organized format, using easily understood language appealing to wildflower enthusiasts of all levels of experience. Land of Enchantment Wildflowers features · Easy-to-use format with plants grouped according to flower color, indicated by color bars along the page edges. · 456 full-color photos, all taken by the authors, including flowers, leaves and seedpods. · Origins of common and scientific names. · Historical and modern uses of plants for food, medicine, and other applications, along with archaeological findings. · Information about toxins and commercially valuable chemical compounds. · Interactions with wildlife and livestock, both positive and negative. · Landscaping uses, noting growth requirements, as well as deer resistance. · Over 100 butterfly and moth species identified, with description of their interaction with specific plants.

Naked Wine

Author: Alice Feiring
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306819538
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the famous, funny, and irreverent wine author, a personal journey into the new?and old?world of natural wine

Great Beer from Kits

Author: Joe Fisher
Publisher: Storey Books
ISBN: 9780882669113
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An exceptional guide for helping kit brewers get the most from their kits. Also included are kit rankings, recipes, and troubleshooting tips.