Grape Clones: Nature Versus Nurture

Grape Clones:   Nature Versus Nurture

Jun 11, 2013

By Sandon Purcell       “Years ago, when I was an undergraduate at U.C. San Diego (and aspiring Basketball player), I remember reading about the legendary Chicago Bulls player,Michael Jordan. Mr. Jordan, it turns out, was 6’- 6”, and 195 pounds, which also happened to be exactly my size and weight. If we were anatomically almost...

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...

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...

TECTONIC PLATES great wines depend upon them

TECTONIC PLATES  great wines depend upon them

Dec 13, 2012

Share  Tectonic Plates; Wine From Earthquakes Tectonic Plates plus Geologic forces and fracturing of California over Millennia has created the sublime environment responsible for production of it’s fabulous wines  – Dave Purcell California is riven by faults that are the result of the Pacific Plate moving part of the state to the north as...