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How the Texas Hill Country Became a Wine Destination

Posted on · We welcome back “Wineslinger” Russell Kane. He writes a blog about Texas wines called Vintage Texas, and he’s the author of books about wine, including The Wineslinger Chronicles. We talk with him about his new book, Texas Hill Country Wineries, including how the region developed into a wine-producing area and how it compares to areas […]

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Child Protective Services and Texas Hill Country Wineries: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Posted on · Kristopher Sharp entered the foster care system in Texas when he was 10 years old. Until he aged out of the system at 18, he was placed in 20 different foster homes, mostly group homes. Along the way, he suffered abuse. He says face-to-face visits with Child Protective Services caseworkers were rare. On this edition […]

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The Wineslinger Chronicles: The Stories Behind Texas Wine

Posted on · Throughout the summer, Houston Matters has been dedicating time each week to books about Greater Houston, set in Greater Houston, or written or edited by Houstonians. Our summer reading series continues today with Russell Kane. He writes a blog called Vintage Texas about Texas wine, and he’s the author of the book The Wineslinger Chronicles. […]