Wine Antiques and Artifacts

Wine Antiques and Artifacts

Jul 2, 2013

By Dr. Fred Frye,  Collector of  Wine Antiques   ” I became interested in the various articles connected with wine antiques,  storing, tasting and display of wines 50 years ago!   As in any collecting endeavor, the search is the best part.”  FF The Sommelier’s familiar French taster with its concave and convex surface irregularities in...

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...

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...

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...