A Mohave Desert Winery -The only one!

A Mohave Desert Winery -The only one!

Jul 17, 2013

Pahrump, Nevada, Driving from Las Vegas about 55 miles west, and about half way to Death Valley is a small town that benefits greatly from their winery.  In Pahrump, there are the Pahrump Valley Winery,  Brothels, Sex Tourism, and not much else.  And most folks drive right on by the beautiful Pahrump Valley Winery in the Northern Mohave Desert as they...

Wine Antiques and Artifacts

Wine Antiques and Artifacts

Jul 2, 2013

By Dr. Fred Frye,  Collector of  Wine Antiques   ” I became interested in the various articles connected with wine antiques,  storing, tasting and display of wines 50 years ago!   As in any collecting endeavor, the search is the best part.”  FF The Sommelier’s familiar French taster with its concave and convex surface irregularities in...

BASTILLE DAY: A Jeffersonian Perspective

BASTILLE DAY: A Jeffersonian Perspective

Jun 23, 2013

Written and Adapted from a presentation to the San Diego Chevaliers du Tastevin  by Jack C. Fisher and John Ahlering  (at Coronado, California on July 14, 1989)  Thomas Jefferson petitioned his government in Nov.1788 for relief of all duties in Paris; Personal affairs in Virginia required his full attention. But the uncertainties of maritime transport and...

MON DIEU ! Have French policy-makers fallen off their bicycles?

MON DIEU !  Have French policy-makers fallen off their bicycles?

Jun 23, 2013

Mon Dieu, Wine sales in deep decline in France; Breathalyzers might be required in all cars? Wine is a drug!    Mon Dieu! No wonder the wine salesmen of France are scrambling to get the rest of us buying more wine.  It’s a serious problem for 100,000 French winemakers who are mostly farmers.  A thousand years and more of work developing what are...

PASO ROBLES, A California Central Coast Treasure!

PASO ROBLES,  A California Central Coast Treasure!

Jun 13, 2013

                        Friend and colleague, Payne Johnson and I drove down the California coast road to visit Paso Robles. A place that has been formed into lush wine country by ancient geologic forces that scraped Pliocene sea bottom, limestone and silicates to make a rich stew of land ideal to grow grapes and make great wines. We stopped often...

COLLECTING WINE ANTIQUES

COLLECTING WINE ANTIQUES

Dec 16, 2012

Share By Dr. Fred Frye, MD    “As a collector of wines for the past 50 years I became interested in the various articles connected with the storing, tasting and display of wines.  I hope this brief article will stimulate others to join in a fascinating pastime that has been instructive and useful.  As in any collecting endeavor, the search...