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Happenings at 4.0 Cellars

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December 27, 2019 | 4.0 Insider

How Our 4.0 Family Celebrates the Holidays

What do you get when you combine oodles of shrimp, Martin in pajama pants, paper plate artwork, and LOTS of wine? Our 4.0 staff annual Christmas party, of course. This year’s shindig was held at Nury’s in Fredericksburg and featured all sorts of games, prizes, and yummy grub.  Continue »

Carl Hudson
December 18, 2019 | Carl Hudson

End of the Year 2019

This will be the last Carl’s Corner for this year, and I would like to reflect on the topics covered during 2019. In January, a post on Port Style Wines highlighted the various types of Port wines and the newly released 4.0 Cellars Portejas, This delicious wine was produced from Black Spanish grapes grown in the show vineyard in front of the tasting room, coupled with Ruby Cabernet wine from Brennan Vineyards. The second post in January covered the use and impact of Oak Barrels & Oak Alternatives on the wines that we enjoy. The Texas Hill Country Wineries Annual Symposium and Trade Show was held in January at Horseshoe Bay Resort near Marble Falls. What a fun event filled with friends, fun, learning, and, of course, good Texas wine.  Continue »

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December 11, 2019 | 4.0 Insider

There’s a New Sheriff in Town: Meet Dave

Many of you probably already know that we have a new General Manager at 4.0. But though “the new guy” has already been here a month, he’s still a bit of a mystery. So, now it’s time to get to know him.  Continue »

Carl Hudson
December 4, 2019 | Carl Hudson

Wine Labels – What They Do or Don’t Tell You

A recent article in Wine Enthusiast magazine caught my attention and prompted this Carl’s Corner edition. One of my favorite wine writers, Paul Gregutt, wrote about The Dos and Don’ts of Wine Labels with a focus on what makes a good wine label. I have borrowed liberally from his article with the focus on what is required on a wine label, what would be useful to consumers, and what wineries rarely tell us. So, pour yourself a glass of good Texas wine and grab a few wine bottles to look over their labels as you read further.  Continue »