Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit Roundup ~ Tuscany Meets Texas

A little ‘ol roundup on the events of the past weekend in Buffalo Gap

The 8th annual Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit, held at Perini Ranch, was a huge success. This year they centered on Italian varieties, including a trio of Italians flown in especially for the event,  representing the Italian wines from the Glazer’s family of companies, a major sponsor of the event.

Lots of buzz in the blogs about this event, I will link some of the more informative ones:

Russ Kane’s Vintage Texas   – Russ has a huge hit on his hands with his timely tome on Texas wine – Wineslinger Chronicles, which is going into an unprecedentedly rapid 2nd printing – get your signed 1st editions – they are going to be worth a lot of money in 100 years!

The Road Leads to The Gap: 2012 Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit – nice lead up to the event

Ahh! That’sa Nice. This is What The Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit is All About – priceless video (above) of Luciano Castiello of Banfi and Chef Damian Mandola singing Neapolitan songs

More Notes from the Road, Tuscany in Texas, and A Little Wisdom from Mark Twain – if you build it they will come – a field of (Sangiovese) dreams at trails end – who knew?

Kim Pierce – Dallas Morning News Eats Blog – considering Kim was hit by an SUV while jogging barely two weeks ago, that she is posting at all is pretty amazing.

El Bulli vs. Buffalo Gap = a draw – When a famous world traveling West Texas chef and a molecular heat-seeking Basque chef get together to make an Italian dinner, anything goes.

More to come on Buffalo Gap  – a Texas-friendly shout out to Texas Highways for their beautifully photographed article on last year’s event in Buffalo Gap.

Najat to Stephan Pyles: ‘You are the Thomas Keller of Texas’ – A Basque “chapeau” to Texas legend Stephan Pyles from Pilgrim Chef Najat Kaanache, who cooked as part of  a team at the event this past weekend.

Giulio Galli, Jacopo Bacci and Luciano Castiello ~imported from Italy to Buffalo Gap

On the wine trail in Italy Buffalo Gap, Texas – my other passion – all the posts HERE

Hannah Boen covers the event from her nearby perch at the Abilene Reporter News – the local report – pretty darn good, by the way.

Buffalo Gap Summit offers tasty education in wining and dining – Tom and Lisa Perini carry on with the event they started with Fess Parker.

Global guests impressed with West Texas offerings at Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit - Luciano Castiello is in love with Texas!

Not just wine and words, the pictures sparkle too-

Thomas Metthe of the Abilene Reporter-News has some stunningly beautiful photographs of the event HERE .

Wow – all I can say i I want to strive to be as good as he is, someday..

Special thanks to the Italians who traveled to  Buffalo Gap for the event:

Giulio Galli of Terra Moretti USA and the wines from Petra, La Badiola and Contadi Castaldi

Jacopo Bacci from Castello di Bossi, Terre di Talamo and Renieri in Tuscany


Luciano Castiello of Castello Banfi in Montalcino, Tuscany

Un abbraccio tutti!

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