MORE GREAT CALIFORNIA WINE From the Santa Rita Hills

By Fred Frye  The Santa Rita Hills Ken Brown Wines In the Santa Rita Hills: About seven years ago I enjoyed a bottle of Pinot Noir from a winemaker named Ken Brown. Later that year I viewed a KPBS special called “Wine for the Confused” produced by  John Clease of Monty Python fame. A gentleman named Ken Brown was interviewed as part of the program...

Do a Wine and Chocolate Tasting!

by Vicky Farrow, Proprietor, Amista Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA  www.amistavineyards.com     “What chocolate do you pair with un-oaked Chardonnay”?  I must admit, it never occurred to me to ask the question.  Then one night I was pouring our Amista Vineyards wines at an event and I met Elyce Zahn, founder of Cocotutti.  She was sampling...

WOMEN WINEMAKERS Why So Few? Big Gender Shift Ahead!

By Payne Johnson facts, figures and graphics in this article  about women winemakers are courtesy of  Dr. Lucia Gilbert and her husband  Dr.Jack Gilbert     Of the 3200 + wineries in California, approximately 10% of the wineries have a woman as their lead winemaker, and the number will double soon!   Modern women are rapidly proving to be...

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH, Wines

Palisade, Colorado; Population 2,600  Grand Valley AVA Pal-i-sade, noun; A line of bold cliffs (Miriam-Webster)  For me finding this place was a real Rocky Mountain High!   Driving through the Rocky Mountains with my dog Pickle; I’ve done it many times absorbed in the immense remains of the Quarternary flood plains and wrecked upthrust and torn...

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...

Exploring Organic and Biodynamic Wines

Exploring Organic and Biodynamic Wines

Dec 16, 2012

Share     EXPLORING ORGANIC and BIODYNAMIC WINES:  Living in the Organic Petri Dish . . . By:  Pamela Dennis, retired management consultant and Priscilla Pritchard, principal, Tango Strategy                              We are in Boulder, Colorado… known for clean air, 300+ days of...