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...

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...

WINE TASTING,Technical,Scientific,and Learned

The information here is provided courtesy of  Ann, and excerpts from Ann’s published & copyrighted material are published with her permission.  WINE TASTING: Ann is a sensory chemist and a retired professor from the University of California, Davis.  Ann developed the “Wine Aroma Wheel” while teaching there.  Wine aroma wheels in...

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...

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...