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SENOR SIERRA de ALICANTE Now in Texas

Written by Administrator Tuesday, 08 February 2011 02:13

Mid-State Wine & Liquors http://www.mid-statewine.com 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 36 medals at the 2010 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition on November 13-14, 2010. Medals won included Three Reserve Champion and two class champions.  The Senor Sierra de Alicante Tempranillo also received a SILVER medal out 1800 wines entered.


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“Senor sierra De Alicante” Now Available in Texas
Mid-State Wine & Liquors, LP now Imports and Distributes Senor Sierra Wines statewide


The Owner of Mid-State wine, Leon D. Sierra is now introducing his second Private label to Texas.  Out of his 12 days in Spain, he traveled to the South of Spain and landed in the Alicante Region.  This known south East Spanish region is near the Mediterranean Sea near the city of Valencia!  The exclusive second Private label roared onto the U.S. wine scene this year when Mid-State decided to Import the wines and distribute them statewide.  They were also entered the 2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's International Wine Competition where the Tempranillo varietal received a SILVER medal.

The winery called Bocopa in Alicante, Spain specially made these wines per Leon D. Sierra’s specifications.  The vineyards are surrounded by mountains and have constant amounts of sunshine.  The smell and breeze of the Mediterranean Sea makes the location just enchanting. The name comes from the private label wines that Mid-state now offers.  The word SIERRA means mountain ranges and the Senor was just a marketing idea by Leon D. Sierra.  The label is contemporary but very elegant giving it a feel of the Spanish Guitar players. The winery produces six distinctive varietals: a Merseguera & Macabeo white blend, a Crinaza (tempranillo) Cabernet Sauvignon, a Tempranillo, a Monastrel (Mouvedre), Monastrel (Mouvedre) in 6 months of Oak barrels, and a Garnacha (Grenache) and Syrah red blend.

The grapes are grown in great clay soil bathed with lots of sunshine by day and bright stars and cool dry air at night. The soil conditions and temperature variance make the fruit ripens slowly, giving the wines their signature body and distinct flavor.    “This makes it an old world style wine with a new world fruit driven style, bringing with it sophistication, great balance and lingering fruit”, says Dallas Kirkpatrick, Manager of Mid-State Wine in Houston, Texas.

Mid-State Wine & liquors, LP is the importer and the state wide wholesaler that has collected over the last ten years an exclusive portfolio of small-batch handcrafted wines, beers and spirits. Owner Leon Sierra was a successful oilfield Electrical engineer and has personally selected with his experienced staff the company's products from sources in California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Italy, New Zealand, Chile, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Turkey and others to come.

"We're very selective in the wines we choose to represent and the Senor Sierra label wines are an ideal addition to our portfolio," said Justin Gasper, Manager of Mid-State. "The Senor Sierra wines complement a wide range of Texas foods—from spicy cuisine, Texas barbecue ribs and Sausauge, Crawfish, Japanese Cuisine and juicy steaks to hearty pasta dishes and fresh seafood, making them a perfect match for wine drinkers across the state."

"Texans are known for living large and enjoying the finer things in life. That's why we're thrilled to make our wines available here and we're confident that Texans will appreciate the unique full flavor and aroma of our wines," said Sandra Beltran of Pro hotels.

The story behind Senor Sierra wines began 2005, when I visited the Spain,  I was searching for wineries that practiced Organic farming.  In my travels all over Spain, I finally met the winery called BOCOPA located in Alicante Spain.   I did not bring the wines right away because we waited for the right vintages and correct varietals to bring to Texas.  The Senor Sierra wines finally came to life in 2010 and now we all can enjoy them with family and friends.  
“We can now offer our customers in Texas the rare opportunity to enjoy a taste of Spain and memories of their Barcelona or Madrid memories.  We also plan to distribute these wines nation wide because it is all about creating experiences, reliving them with family, friends and great wines are definitely a part of that tradition."
More about our wines and services, visit www.mid-statewine.com.

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Mid-State Wine & Liquors Ropes AGAIN THIS YEAR in over 36 medals

Written by Administrator Saturday, 05 February 2011 18:09

Contact: LEON D. SIERRA                                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Mid-State Wine & Liquors Ropes AGAIN THIS YEAR in over 36 medals

During the Houston Rodeo Bites and Bite competition

 

Houston, Texas (February 20, 2011)- Mid-State Wine & Liquors a boutique distributor and importer based in Houston, Texas has a portfolio of wines worthy of toasting.  The proof was in the glass as Mid-State roped in 36 medals at the 2011 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition on November 14-15, 2010.  Medals won included three Reserve Champion and two class champions, of which Riesling from Germany was named Class Champion.   You can see the Mid-State’s medal awards listing on their website www.mid-statewine.com under the Houston Live stock rodeo tab.

The eight annual “Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo” International Wine Competition included over 1,800 entries from 500+ wineries and about 20 countries.  Judges tasted through the wines blindfolded in search of the Grand Champion.  Winning winners are to be showcased during the Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition held on February 20, 2011.  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 Reserve Champions.

Mid-State wines came into the competition with 64 wines and came out with 36 medals including 3 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 continue to 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 57% 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 Justin Gasper, owner of the two Saints in Houston.

Mid-State has plans to grow and expand in 2011.  Going into territories such as McAllen, Lubbock, and Tyler Texas as well as venturing into other states like Louisiana, Colorado and Missouri.  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 Dallas Kirkpatrick, Houston Spec’s Account 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 is currently celebrating its 10th year anniversary and will be hosting some portfolio tasting in each market soon.  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.  They were awarded Bronze medals on the 2009 Rodeo Competition.

However he is also proud to announce that his NEW Private label is called SENOR SIERRA.  The Senor Sierra Tempranillo from de Alicante Spain region was awarded a SILVER medal at the HLSR 2011 wine competition this year.   The SENOR SIERRA wines are 100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC and some of the grapes from this private line are indigenous to the Alicante Spanish region so please visit our website for further information about the entire line.  There are plans to expand his Private Selection to include other countries.

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

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20 wines in 20 minutes! A Portfolio Tasting @ Grotto

Written by Administrator Tuesday, 21 September 2010 01:24

 

Cordially invites you to enjoy


20 wines in 20 minutes!


 A Portfolio Tasting

 

October 6th, 2010

1-4pm

 

Please be our guest at the Grotto Restaurant

@ Westheimer and 610

Hors d’oeuvres to be served

Come and enjoy some of the wines that make up our ever growing portfolio

 

Please RSVP to your Representative

 

Proudly Serving Texas For Over 10 Years!

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Two Saints Restaurant - www.twosaintsrestaurant.com

Written by Administrator Saturday, 14 August 2010 16:03

We want to thank Two Saints Restaurant -  www.twosaintsrestaurant.com for all their support in hosting our wine dinners and giving our wine makers an opportunity to show case their wines.  Two Saints is a BYOB establishment located in the Memorial Area.  Two Saints has become a neighborhood hang out,  offering gourmet comfort food in a quaint friendly environment

2saints

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Mid-State Wine & Liquors Ropes in over 35 medals

Written by Administrator Wednesday, 09 June 2010 23:50

Mid-State Wine & Liquors http://www.mid-statewine.com 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 at the 2010 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition on November 14-15, 2009. Medals won included two Reserve Champion and three class champions, of which one was named top value.

    

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Mid-State Wine & Liquors Ropes in over 35 medals
During the Houston Rodeo Bites and Bite competition


Houston, Texas (February 01, 2010)- Mid-State Wine & Liquors http://www.mid-statewine.com  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 at the 2010 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition on November 14-15, 2009. Medals won included two Reserve Champion and three class champions, of which one was named top value.

The seventh annual “Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo” International Wine Competition included over 1,800 entries from 583 wineries and 20 countries.  Judges tasted through the wines blindfolded in search of the Grand Champion.  Winning winners are to be showcased during the Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition http://www.hlsr.com/events/wine/best-bites.aspx  held on February 21, 2010.  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 Reserve Champions.

In celebration of its great accomplishment, Mid-State is hosting a private tasting where they will showcase 15 out of the 35 winning wines, including the reserve champions.  Wines will be paired with tasty bites that complement each of them.  The event is to be held at The Tasting Room Wine Café- Uptown http://www.tastingroomwines.com/our_locations/uptown_park/index.php  in Houston, Texas on February 09, 2010.   Invited guest will have the opportunity to purchase the wines for a special price during the celebration.   “It was difficult to choose the 15 wines to showcase,” 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 Ikal1150, 2-2-tango, Medrano Estate and Tierra Brisa out of Argentina, Domaine Gayda out of France, Sierra Private Selection out of Willamette Valley, Mt. Difficulty out of Central Otago, Quail Ridge and Turn 4 out of Napa Valley, Valduero out of Spain and Wilson Creek Almond Champagne out of California.  The two class champions being featured include Ikal1150- 2007 Chardonnay out of Argentina http://www.ikal1150.com/wines_chardonnay.html  and the Quail Ridge Chardonnay out of Napa Valley.   

Mid-State wines came into the competition with 50 wines and came out with 35 medals including 5 Reserve and 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 70% 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 Junico Valverde, owner of the Wine Bucket in Houston.

Mid-State has plans to grow and expand in 2010. Going into territories such as McAllen, Corpus Christy and Tyler Texas as well as venturing into other states like Louisiana.  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 10 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.  

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 http://www.mid-statewine.com .

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