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...

FINDING WINES YOU CAN ENJOY

FINDING WINES YOU CAN ENJOY

Jan 8, 2013

Finding wines that are inexpensive: A friend recently asked me, how can I find wines I like for 10 or 20 dollars. Friends of his also told him that they had many disappointments when trying to find inexpensive wines.  

It helps to do a bit of research, but first define what it is that you like in a wine. Red or white; sweet, dry, buttery, chalky, or...

A REALLY BLIND WINE TASTING!

A REALLY BLIND WINE TASTING!

Dec 16, 2012

Share A really blind wine tasting and Musings by Dr. Jack Fisher, MD   Jack Fisher is an amazing fellow.  A noted Professor Emeritus of UCSD, surgeon, and wine enthusiast, he has published two books and is a long time member of the Chevaliers a Burgundian Wine group.  And, he is a funny guy! DP The mystique of tasting wine has been famously and...

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...

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...