Wine Time

Infographic: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Texas Wine and More

See our slideshow of Texas wines and wineries.

In this week's cover story, we take a peek behind the cellar door to investigate some of the Texas wine industry's more frustrating secrets. Namely, that much of the wine bottled and sold in Texas is made from California grapes -- and that almost all of the wine grown here produces such flabby, insipid wine, it has to be drastically altered and chemically corrected in the cellar.

But aside from the bad news, our cover story has a lot of good news, too -- news about winemakers and grape growers who are looking to change the Texas wine industry for the better. But before you read the cover story, it might help to have a crash course in Texas wines. And that's where our infographics come in.

After you've gleaned the basic facts above, learn more about the history of wines in Texas and our American Viticultural Areas (or wine-growing regions) below.

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Katharine Shilcutt