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Fall, Wine and Fun! MAX’s Birthday, October in Hill Country, More

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Fiesta Winery LogoIt’s Texas Wine Month, and the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail has special offers for wine lovers through Oct. 31.

With 36 unique and independent wineries, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Your $25 ticket includes a minimum of one and up to three complimentary tastes and a 15-percent discount at each winery. $5 from each ticket goes directly to Susan G. Komen to honor October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For ticket information, go here.

Some of the wineries along the trail include: Becker Vineyards, Chisholm Trail Winery, Driftwood Estate Winery, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, Fall Creek Vineyards, Fiesta Winery, Fiesta Tasting Room Fredericksburg, Flat Creek Estate, Grape Creek Vineyards, McReynolds Winery, Singing Water Vineyards, Texas Hills Vineyard, Texas Legato Winery, Torre di Pietra and Wedding Oak Winery.

Also, check out THCW online. Texas Hill Country Wineries (THCW) is a non-profit marketing association established to increase awareness and visitation to Hill Country wineries.


Halloween recycled wine bottlesHappy (Spooky!) Birthday to MAX’s Wine Dive 

MAX’s Wine Dive in the Quarry observes its third birthday with a giant Halloween celebration!

On Oct. 31, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., join fellow foodies and wine connoisseurs for an evening filled with MAX’s Wine Dive’s popular dishes and flavorful wines. There will be a wine tasting from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. for $25. The eight wines served will have a particularly spooky theme, and are served with appetizers. A live band is on from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., there are Halloween-themed food specials, and Bloody Sangria & Witches Brew Champagne Punch available all night.

Costumes for both you and your furry friends are greatly encouraged; with party favors upon arrival for costumed revelers include $5 off admission to the wine tasting and 15 percent off food.

Birthday cake, a toast, and a costume contest will take place at 9:30 p.m. with prizes for the winner and runner-up. Fans of MAX’s will also be treated to wine retail specials all day on October 31.

MAX’s is at 340 E. Basse Road, Ste. 101.


Terrifyingly simple: Recycle your wine bottles for Halloween

We’re going to send you to a blog site we found that explains how to make the wine bottles above. All you need is a few cheap bottles of wine that are empty, for some reason. Paint, masking tape, an X-acto knife and a couple of other household items and you’re set. We thank for this photo and a great idea! Click here for instructions.

The Boerne Wine Company is hosting a Champagne tasting.

A whole new reason to drink ‘to your health!’


News that makes us way too happy

So, if you are a year-round, no-special-occasion-necessary sort of Champagne and bubbly drinker, here is a story to warm your heart. And, it may help you stave off the effects of an aging brain. If you can believe it.

In The Telegraph was this story, published Oct. 13: Three Glasses of Fizz a Day Could Improve Your Memory

Written by Victoria Ward, the article begins, “Researchers found that three glasses of bubbly a day could help ward off brain disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

“They discovered that a compound found in the black grapes, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier, both of which are used for champagne, helps stave off forgetfulness.

“Jeremy Spencer, a biochemistry professor at Reading University, said: “Dementia probably starts in the 40s and goes on to the 80s. It is a gradual decline and so the earlier people take these beneficial compounds in champagne, the better.”

We are not scientists —  and they’ll have the last say. But, in the meantime, we can certainly drink to this!

Here’s the rest of the story.




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