I don’t know any woman who doesn’t love a sophisticated yet sexy wine. John Carroll is making sure that he delivers that to Temple, Texas and the world.


If you’re not familiar with John, he is the owner of John Carroll Wines and a Temple native.

I had the opportunity to speak with him recently, and the experience was absolutely inspiring. John comes from humble beginnings, but dreamed of finer things and sharing those things with people who came up the same way. He had a dream and chased it with a passion.

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In fact, I love the way he described his passion for wine and his brand.

John explained to me that, in a sense, we are all eagles ready to soar to whatever expectation or dream that we have, but if you’re hanging around chickens you’ll never be able to live out your full potential.


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If you want to meet the man himself and try his newest vintage, make plans to attend his wine launch party this Saturday, March 26 at Fox Trap 2.0, 1009 West Avenue F in Temple.

The weather should be gorgeous this weekend, so consider this the perfect opportunity to get out of the house, try some fine wine, and support a hometown entrepreneur whose success might just spark some inspiration in you too.


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A while back, I asked the good people of Temple if they could picture a good restaurant to fill the lot on North General Bruce Drive where the soon to be torn down Long John Silver's stood.

This was before it was announced that a Dutch Bros. Coffee location would open there (which was one of the places I predicted as a contender in our article).

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