Don’t be confused by the wine blog title Bacchus and Beery. This is a wine blog about wine, love, fun and food as represented by the Roman God of Wine, Bacchus who also was said to inspire joy and ecstasy. Our last name just happens to be Beery and the wine blog is about our family’s love affair with wine.
We started our love affair with wine back in college. Granted, like many with limited resources in the ‘70’s, we cut our teeth on Liebframilch and Mateus Rose. It was imported; we were classy. In the early 80’s we made several trips to the California wine country from our home in Austin, Texas and began hanging out with local restaurant owners and wine reps. Fortunately, with expanded resources and the help of our new friends, we were able to expand our palates.
Wine has always played an important role in our lives. It gave us a shared passion, helped us to make lifelong friends and has become something we now share with our college aged children. We never told them specifically to find a major in which wine was important, we just started them young with a wine cellar at home and trips to local wine bars.
Our oldest, Conch, is a Viticulture and Enology major at Texas Tech University and an aspiring winemaker while Michael and Whitney are Restaurant, Hotel Management majors also at Tech. Every parents dream comes true…. Dad with a great glass of wine made by the family winemaker and Mom with unlimited spa days around the word. We are looking forward to a great retirement.
Please join us on our wine adventure.
Roger and Donna Beery
Austin, Texas and Denver, Colorado