THE BROTHERHOODS OF WINE, (first installment)

By Frederick A. Frye, M.D.   A member of the brotherhoods of wine: Grand Chambellan of Commanderie d’Amerique  Confrerie de Chevaliers du Tastevin.  Presently Fred is an officer at the National level with the Brotherhood.  He wrote this article some years ago and presented at the Clos de Vougeot to an International audience of UNESCO Delegates...

FORM + FERMENTATION The Architecture of Wineries

  By Sally Anne Smith, AIA The architecture of a winery is usually the visual expression of the vintners philosophy of wine. The following wineries incorporate some striking architecture as well as having a history of having their wines compete in the “Judgement of Paris” Wine Tasting in 1976.   CHATEAU MONTELENA WINERY San Francisco businessman,...

ITALIAN WINES an interview with an expert

  San Gimignano, Tuscany Photo taken through an old window in a hotel in the ancient hill town, San Gimignano, in Chianti, Tuscany  just after a morning rain was clearing. Italian Wines and ITALY, once you have visited,you may leave, but the beauty never leaves your heart. Wine Country is everywhere in Italy. The softly lit, green velvet rolling vineyards...

Moving Wines About the Planet

Perils of Wine Transport By Dr. Jack C. Fisher Just imagine the following scene: after visiting a few favorite wineries, in Napa or Santa Inez or maybe in Beaune, France, you‘ve managed to collect a half dozen prime bottles and they’re packaged in a six bottle carrying carton. So for the flight home, you check your baggage and bring the wine on board for...

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...