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...

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...

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...