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Tasting Tips To Help You Become A Good Judge Of Wines

Written by Steve Murphey Friday, 15 February 2013 17:40

Here at Mid-State Wine Wholesaler, we often find that when it comes to evaluating any particular vintage, many consumers feel reluctant to consider themselves a qualified "wine judge." Feeling overwhelmed, not only with the extensive options of wines available on the market, but also with the entire evaluation process, many consumers feel like they just don't have the qualifications to be a good judge of wines themselves. Rather than sipping adventurously and trying new varietals, they leave the title of wine judge to the "experts" and simply stick with what they know when it comes to purchasing wines for themselves.

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Mid-State Wine Wholesaler Offers Premium Spanish White Vintages

Written by admin Tuesday, 08 January 2013 15:35

Spanish winesAt Mid-State Wine Wholesaler, we know firsthand the critical importance of offering consumers a diverse (and delicious) portfolio of liquors and wines. As a leading wine distributor in Houston, TX, we understand that delivering a vast assortment of wine collections to suit every palette and preference is the only way to ensure customers find exactly the right bottle to celebrate one of life's precious moments, or simply complement the evening's meal.

 

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Mid-State WIne & Liquors Ropes in more Medals in 2013

Written by admin Friday, 14 December 2012 21:12

mid-state wine Houston, Texas (November 10-11, 2012)- Mid-State Wine & Liquors a boutique distributor based in Houston, Texas has a portfolio of wines worthy of toasting. The proof was in the glass as Mid-State roped in 50 medals AGAIN out of 61 wine entries at the 2013 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition on November 10-11, 2012. Medals won included One Reserve Champion, 4 Gold and lot of silvers and bronzes. Please visit our website www.mid-statewine.com for more information. .

This years annual “Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo” International Wine Competition included over 2900+ entries from about 700+ wineries and 20+ countries. Judges tasted through the wines blindfolded in search of the Grand Champion. Winning winners will be giving their Buckles, chaps and Saddles during the Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition held on February 17, 2013. Wines will be poured with like cuisine for more than 4,000 food and wine enthusiast to indulge on, as medals, chaps and buckles are awarded to the winning Mid-State and other wineries medal Champions.

In celebration of its great accomplishment, Mid-State invites you to visit your local wine shop like Spec’s, Richards, Houston wine Merchant and others so you can ask for them and try these great medal winners.

Some of the winners to mention are the Senor Sierra de Alicante Tempranillo (SPain), Sierra de Miros Crianza (SP), Sierra selection La crusset -CAVA (SP), Alba de Sierra Verdejo (SP), Sierra Peaks Pinot Noir (OR), Sierra Peaks Tinto con Harmonia (WA), Evohe out of Aragon (SP), Bodegas Lan out of Rioja Spain, Medrano Estate Malbec (ARG), La Boca Malbec (Argentina), Naked Earth (100% Organic ) (France), Pierre Chainier sparkling Brut/Rose (FR), Les Hospices Sancerre (France) , Cainrnbrae our or Malborough (NZ), Mission State syrah out of Hawks Bay and Rippon Pinor noir out of Central Otago (NZ) , Laurier wines out of Los Carneros (CA), Rockbrook wnnes from California, Oak Vineyards out of Sonoma, Carmenet wines out California, Haraszthy Zinfandel out of Lodi, , and Sumarocca CAVA’s Sparkling wines out Spain. Please visit our website www.mid-statewine.com for entire list of our medal winners.

Mid-State wines came into the competition with 61 wines and came out with 50 medals including 1 Reserve Class Champions. Mid-States portfolio includes wines from around the world. Wines are hand selected and only introduced in the market place after their experienced panel of winologist approves them for distribution. “We try to provide our wine aficionados and customers the best of the best,” said Sierra, “my portfolio is a reflection of what I believe and love and I don’t want to tarnish it by introducing wines that are not of the highest standards.”

With so many distributors in Texas, Mid-State strives to standout. “Having over 85% of the entries medal, is a tribute to the effort Mid-State has made to compose a portfolio of wines that are unique, offering great value, awesome quality and great taste, said Dallas Kirkpatrick, Retail account manager of Mid-state wine.

Mid-State had plans to grow and expand in 2011 and now are in Texas territories such as McAllen, Lubbock, Amarillo, Waco, Georgetown, Round Rock, Bastrop, Killeen, Corpus Christy, Tyler and more. Our next goal is to venture into other states like Louisiana, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico with Mid-State’s imported wines such as: SENOR SIERRA, SIERRA PEAKS, SIERRA PRIVATE SELECTION, SIERRA LA CRUSSET CAVA, SIERRA DE MIROS FROM RIBERA, SIERRA PEAKS, FIDATU, and others that are now in the Texas market., said Juan Ramos operation manager of Mid-State wine The growth is meant to happen while still keeping the same philosophy of offering great service, great wines and great value. “We don’t have representatives in the market place, said Justin Gasper, Houston Sales Manger, “we have knowledgably wine specialist that will work with each account to customize their needs and that is why we so lovingly refer to them as wineologist.”

About Mid-State:

Mid-State wine and liquor has been in business for over 12 years owned and operate by Leon D. Sierra. Leon left the world of engineering, twelve years ago, just after visiting one of the vineyards in Italy. The trip left him with a great love and passion for the world of wine.

Mid-State has offices in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and the Headquarters in Houston, Texas. Mid-State’s portfolio includes wines from around the world including, Argentina, Australia, USA, Chile, France, Italy, Turkey, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain.

Owner Leon Sierra has taken his love and passion for the business to a new level introducing his own private label to the market place “Sierra Private label Selection”. There are plans to expand his Sierra Private Selection to include other countries and are now in Texas so please go visit our web site.

Mid-State's objectives are to continue to carry and wholesale innovative, exciting and exclusive wines. For more information on Mid-Sate Wine & Liquor visit www.mid-statewine.com.

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Employee of the month: Chris Polisak

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Chris Polishak, Employee of the month

Chris is a native Texan and wine lover living in Austin, Texas.  He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2009 with a B.S. in Sociology, a certificate in Business Foundations and a minor in Spanish.

Shortly before graduating from UT, Chris was introduced to Mr. John Roenigk, co-owner of The Austin Wine Merchant. Since the first meeting with John and his staff, they have been his mentors in the world of wine.  

After graduating from college he spent the next 2 years working in Secondary Marketing for a mortgage bank based out of Austin. During that time his interest in wine strengthened from basic curiosity to obsession. He began reading all of the wine texts he could get his hands on and attended tastings regularly.  The mortgage bank’s staff was down sized so in November of 2011 he decided to transition to a job that he was truly passionate about.  VINO!  

A few months later, Chris met Leon Sierra and began work with Mid-State. While in this role he plans to increase his knowledge in wine, become a a true winelogist, while learning all about the wholesale/import and distribution side of the wine and spirit business.  Chris eagerly looks forward to the challenges and rewards his new career will bring.

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Mid-State Wine Ropes in more medals in 2011 rodeo

Houston, Texas (November 12-13, 2011)- Mid-State Wine & Liquors a boutique distributor based in Houston, Texas has a portfolio of wines worthy of toasting.  The proof was in the glass as Mid-State roped in 35 medals AGAIN out of 56 wine entries at the 2011 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition on November 12-13, 2011.  Medals won included FOUR Reserve Champion, TWO class champions and ONE class region champion from France. .

This years annual “Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo” International Wine Competition included over 2400 entries from about 600+ wineries and 20+ countries.  Judges tasted through the wines blindfolded in search of the Grand Champion.  Winning winners will be giving their Buckles, chaps and Saddles during the Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition held on February 19, 2012.  Wines will be poured with like cuisine for more than 4,000 food and wine enthusiast to indulge on, as medals, chaps and buckles are awarded to the winning Mid-State and other wineries medal Champions.

In celebration of its great accomplishment, Mid-State is hosting a private tasting where they will showcase all of their 35 winning wines, including the reserve and class champions during March.  Please visit our web site www.mid-statewine.com for the upcoming event date.  Wines will be paired with tasty bites that complement each of them.  The event is to be held in Houston, Texas in March 2012.   Invited guest will have the opportunity to purchase the wines for a special price during the celebration.   “It was very satisfactory to know that we again won 35 medals this year in such a prestigious international wine competition,” said Leon Sierra, owner of Mid-State wine.  “They are all winners, but for this venue I picked the vintages that offer the best value and represent the worldly selection of my portfolio.”

Guest will be treated to wines such as Senor Sierra de Alicante, Evohe out of Aragon and Bodegas Lan out of Rioja Spain,  Medrano Estate, Tierra Brisa and La Boca out of Argentina, Naked Earth (100% Organic ), Pierre Chainier sparkling Brut and Les Hospices Sancerre out of France, Mission State out of Hawks Bay and Rippon wines out of Central Otago, Quail Ridge and Napa landing out of Napa Valley, Oak Vineyards out of Sonoma, Carmenet wines out California, Haraszthy Zinfandel out of Lodi, , Barnard Griffin out of Columbia Valley, and Wilson Creek Almond Champagne, Mimosa and Bellini natural added flavored sparkling out of Temecula California.  The five champions include Oak Vineyards white Zinfandel, Wilson Creek Almond Champagne, Wilson Creek Mimosa, Naked Earth white Blend and Medrano Torrontes out of Mendoza. .

Mid-State wines came into the competition with 56 wines and came out with 35 medals including 4 Reserve and 2 Class Champions.  Mid-States portfolio includes wines from around the world.  Wines are hand selected and only introduced in the market place after their experienced panel of winologist approves them for distribution.   “I only give my customers the best of the best,” said Sierra, “my portfolio is a reflection of what I believe and love and I don’t want to tarnish it by introducing wines that are not of the highest standards.”

With so many distributors in Texas, Mid-State strives to standout.  “Having over 65% of the entries medal, is a tribute to the effort Mid-State has made to compose a portfolio of wines that are unique, offering great value and great taste, said Dallas Kirkpatrick, Retail account manager of Mid-state wine.

Mid-State had plans to grow and expand in 2011 and now are in Texas territories such as McAllen, Lubbock, Amarillo, Waco, Georgetown, Round Rock, Bastrop, Killeen, Corpus Christy, Tyler and more.  Our next goal is to venture into other states like Louisiana, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico with Mid-State’s imported wines such as:  SENOR SIERRA, SIERRA PEAKS, SIERRA PRIVATE SELECTION,  SIERRA LA CRUSSET CAVA, SIERRA DE MIROS FROM RIBERA, VALDUERO, SPINELLI, and others that are now in the Texas market., said Juan Ramos operation manager of Mid-State wine  The growth is meant to happen while still keeping the same philosophy of offering great service, great wines and great value.  “We don’t have representatives in the market place, said Justin Gasper, Houston Sales Manger, “we have knowledgably wine specialist that will work with each account to customize their needs, that is why we so lovingly refer to them as wineologist.”

About Mid-State:

Mid-State wine and liquor has been in business for over 11 years owned and operate by Leon D. Sierra.   Leon left the world of engineering, twelve years ago, just after visiting one of the vineyards in Italy.  The trip left him with a great love and passion for the world of wine.

Mid-State has offices in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and the Headquarters in Houston, Texas. Mid-State’s portfolio includes wines from around the world including, Argentina, Australia, USA, Chile, France, Italy, Turkey, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain.

Owner Leon Sierra has taken his love and passion for the business to a new level introducing his own private label to the market place “Sierra Estate Private Selection”.  Currently featuring a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, Oregon.  There are plans to expand his Private Selection to include other countries and are now in Texas so please go visit our web site.

Mid-State's objectives are to continue to carry and wholesale innovative, exciting and exclusive wines.  For more information on Mid-Sate Wine & Liquor visit www.mid-statewine.com.

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