Wine Matters: Wine kegs from Bell Springs

Updated: 6:51 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Published: 12:23 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011

Coffee-table book raises a glass to Texas

Want to tour Texas wineries without leaving your couch? Check out "Spectacular Wineries of Texas," ($40, Signature Publishing Group) a stunning coffee-table book featuring small profiles by Dallas author Jolie Carpenter of almost 50 wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms across the state. The book, which came out last month, features a number of wineries in the Austin area, including Bella Vista Ranch in Wimberley and Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood, but it's fun to flip through the whole book to see how each winery, just like the wine, reflects the terroir, from the High Plains to as far south as the Rio Grande Valley. With each profile, Carpenter includes a pairing guide to match some of the wineries' wines with food.