• 2022 Lubbock Uncorked Media Kit

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  • Press Release

    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has announced tickets are now on sale for its Lubbock Uncorked wine event, presented by Market Street, on Saturday, April 2 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the American Windmill Museum.

    A celebration of West Texas wine and grapes, Lubbock Uncorked will showcase more than 20 Texas wineries offering a large variety of wine for attendees to taste and enjoy. Wine is also available to purchase by the bottle to take home. Winemakers from throughout the state will be on hand to answer questions and provide information to the public. The event features a beer garden, local food trucks and restaurants, and a lineup of local entertainment performing on three stages. (cont.)

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    LUBBOCK, Texas – Chef Angie Ragan, contestant on the inaugural season of Gordon Ramsay’s Next Level Chef and Salt by Angie owner, will host a wine and food pairing class at the 6th Annual Uncorked wine festival on Saturday, April 2 at the American Windmill Museum.

    Ragan will craft four bites highlighting a different Texas staple, served with wine paired by Llano Estacado Winery Sommelier Matt Bostick.

    “Everything I do is extra or totally Next Level,” said Ragan. “I created these bites, knowing what a phenomenal job Matt will do with the wine parring. The journey through the four courses and wine will ride your palate like an umami tidal wave from start to finish. Bitter, salty, spicy, and sweet. Leaving no taste bud unturned!” (cont.)

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  • Wine Facts Wine Facts

    • Texas is the 5th largest wine-producing state.          (source: texasfinewines.com)
    • Texas has more than 500 wineries. (permits issued as of May 31, 2019)
    • Texas has more than 5,000 acres of producing vineyard farmland.
    • 80% of Texas grapes are grown in West Texas (Texas High Plains).
    • Texas wineries bring in 1.7 million tourists per year.
    • Texas has eight American Viticultural Areas (Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg, Texas High Plains, Bell Mountain, Escondido Valley, Mesilla Valley, Texas Davis Mountains, and Texoma)
    • More than 8,000 people are employed in some aspect of the wine business in Texas.
    • Wine contributed more than $13.1 billion in economic value to the state according to a 2017 report.
    • Depending on the grape variety and process, it takes an average of about 736 grapes to make a bottle of wine.  That would average out to 164 grapes in a glass. (source: theblackable.com)
    • One acre of grapevines produces 800 gallons of wine.
    • Red wine gets lighter as it ages.
    • White wine gets darker as it ages.
    • A ton of grapes makes 720 bottles of wine.
    • Grapes are the most produced fruit in the world.
    • The state's oldest winery is Val Verde, established in 1883.
    • In 1795, the first corkscrew patent was granted to Samuel Henshall in England.
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