AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Agriculture has launched a new program called GO TEXAN or Go Thirsty, designed to promote local restaurants and retailers that carry Texas wines and support the Texas wine industry’s $1.7 billion impact on the state’s economy.
The new GO TEXAN or Go Thirsty web page will list restaurants that serve Texas wines and will help connect local wineries with restaurants that want to offer Texas wine on their menus.
The program also will provide GO TEXAN or Go Thirsty dining cards for consumers to share with restaurants as a thank-you for offering Texas wines or as a way to request Texas wines be added to their wine list.
“If you want more than good, you want great; if you want great, you need to GO TEXAN,” Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said. “With the GO TEXAN or Go Thirsty program, we hope to continue raising awareness about the quality wines made right here in the Lone Star State.”
GO TEXAN or Go Thirsty cards are available at wineries throughout the state and can be downloaded and printed from www.gotexanwine.org. The website also contains resources for restaurants interested in adding Texas wines to their lists.
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