Natalie MacLean interviews Gus Clemens

Natalie MacLean, the leading online wine expert in Canada, interviewed me for her podcast/video interview. It posted today (10-16-2019). The segment is 45 minutes long and the quality is good. Natalie is a charming personality and interviewer. If you are interested in Natalie’s online material and me talking about wine in general and about Texas wine and several other stories, here is the link to the video interview:

Link to video of the interview

Natalie MacLean interview podcast

Gus Clemens on Wine

Becker Vineyards

When you write about Texas wine, there are iconic names. Doc McPherson, followed by his son, Kim. Messina Hoff. Fall Creek. And then there is Becker—Dr. Richard, and more importantly, his wife, Mary Clementine Ellison “Bunny” Becker. Continue reading “Becker Vineyards”

Texas wine beginnings

Texas appears to be an improbable place for world-class wine. That did not stop two Texas Tech University professors, Drs. Clinton “Doc” McPherson and Bob Reed. Continue reading “Texas wine beginnings”

Zinfandel’s names

Crljenak kaštelanski (pronounce Tserl-yee-ehnak Kashh-tell-ann-skee). Primitivo (pronounce pri-meh-TEE-Voh). Or, if you are confounded by Croation and intimidated by Italian, go with the California pronunciation: zinfandel (‘zin-fən-del). Continue reading “Zinfandel’s names”