Moving Wines About the Planet

Perils of Wine Transport By Dr. Jack C. Fisher Just imagine the following scene: after visiting a few favorite wineries, in Napa or Santa Inez or maybe in Beaune, France, you‘ve managed to collect a half dozen prime bottles and they’re packaged in a six bottle carrying carton. So for the flight home, you check your baggage and bring the wine on board for...

CHEESE and WINE a tasting party

CHEESE and WINE a tasting party

Jan 17, 2013

By Dr. Fred Frye There are many people who say that a meal is incomplete without a little cheese to finish.  Cheese and Wine: Some are content to dispense with dessert and end the repast with a cheese plate.  There are others who enjoy a whole separate experience with cheese after the dessert course as in the United Kingdom with their famous...

Dinner At Home With Friends

Dinner At Home With Friends

Jan 15, 2013

A wonderful way to have a successful evening  Dinner and a Wine Tasting You’ve invited friends over. Bought the food. Cooked a great dinner.    The table is set and looks great! Several bottles of wine are going to be served with dinner. (Put all those bottles on the table opened!) Some a friend gave you, and some just purchased at the supermarket...

BUENA VISTA WINERY

 by Payne Johnson [Article re-published] AN 1850s GOLD RUSH ERA WINERY STORY   You can comfortably date the birth of California winemaking as early as 1773,  three years after Father Junipero Serra had established California’s original mission in San Diego (1769), planted his initial crop of what were known as Mission grapes and enjoyed his first...

A NORTHWEST JOURNEY It’s not just about the wine

By Dave Purcell A Northwest Journey, Three Thousand Miles    Time travel to the first half of the last century     We had often read about the Pacific Northwest, it’s diversity, and dramatic landscape.  My wife Jean and I had rarely traveled there and then only to some of the cities, and that whetted our desire to see more.  The roads less...