Katy Jane Bothum, the executive director of the Texas Hill Country Wineries, is one of the world's great supporters of regional wine. So when she promises that this weekend's Austin Wine and Music Festival will be 100 percent local wine (as well as so much other local stuff that even I'm impressed), it will be well worth a visit for those of you who are in the area.
The great Jane Nickles, another ardent supporter of local wine, will present a couple of seminars, and Micky and the Motorcars, one of my favorite Austin bands, is scheduled to perform. Ticket and winery information is on the festival Web site. (There is also a rumor that the Wine Curmudgeon will appear at the festival next year.)