2015 July

Barolo, 1977. Scanavino

BAROLO, 1977. SCANAVINO by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | August 1982 Barolo is one of the great wines of Italy; and some say it is the greatest. It hails from the region of Piemonte, in the northwestern part of the boot. The name is after a village south of Turin, the capital of Piemonte, with about… read more »

Fume Blanc, 1981. Cilurzo

FUMÉ BLANC, 1981. CILURZO by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | August 1982 Vincenzo Cilurzo has come a long way in 4 years. In 1978, he crushed grapes to make 2,000 gallons, and in 1981 he crushed 20,000 gallons! Now that’s a lot of grapes for a man and wife operation, with Chenin(13) and Vinnie(11) pitching in…. read more »

Zinfandel, Paso Robles, 1979 – Ridge

ZINFANDEL, PASO ROBLES, 1979 – RIDGE by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | July 1982 Talk about “state of the art” winemaking, and you talk about Ridge Vineyards. Furthermore, it is a ” Natural state of the art” winemaking. Since 1959, the style and quality of Ridge wines have been dictated by natural wine making practices and… read more »

La Petite Ruche, 1979. Crozes-Hermitage Chapoutier

LA PETITE RUCHE,1979. CROZES-HERMITAGE CHAPOUTIER by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | June 1982 If you travel North from Marseille and follow the river Rhone, you will pass historic vineyards dating back to the 10th. Century. One of the famous wines from the Central Rhone wine growing region is Hermitage, with a history back to the Crusades. They… read more »

Dry Chenin Blanc, 1982 – Martin Brothers

DRY CHENIN BLANC, 1981 – MARTIN BROTHERS by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | June 1982 On January 30,1982, I received this letter: “Dear Mr. Kalemkiarian; This letter is written to introduce ourselves. Martin Brothers is a new premium varietal winery in the California Central Coast. Our objective is to produce high quality, limited release wines. I… read more »

Ruster Auslese, 1976 – Morandel

RUSTER AUSLESE, 1976 – MORANDEL by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | May 1982 If you are ever in Austria at the right season, don’t miss the famous “Heurigen” wine tradition. It is reminiscent of the Beaujolais Nouveau events in the Paris cafes. The Viennese and countless number of tourists go to enjoy a few moments of… read more »

Cabernet Sauvignon, 1978 – Stephen Zellerbach

CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 1978 – STEPHEN ZELLERBACH by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | May 1982 If you have always dreamed about having your own piece of land for work; if you had an uncle who made a name in the wine world as well as the diplomatic world (David Zellerbach, former U.S. Ambassador to Rome; founded Hanzell… read more »

Healdsburger 1980, Balverne

HEALDSBURGER 1980, BALVERNE  by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | April 1982 If you start at the Golden Gate Bridge, and travel on the Redwood Highway for 57 miles, you will come upon a 710 acre estate that is claiming its place in this rich vineyard country. The Balverne Winery and Vineyard is a new entry in… read more »

Pinot Noir 1978 – Alatera Vineyard

PINOT NOIR 1978 – ALATERA VINEYARD by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | March 1982 Three Napa Valley grape growers, who were neigh­bors, got together and pondered the destiny of their grapes. They were selling wine grapes to vintners who were making excellent wines. “Why not do it ourselves?” was the outcome of such deliberate think­ing.  In… read more »

Recipe: Shrimp and Egg Curry

Adventures in Eating: Shrimp and Egg Curry Rosemarie | December 1982 Am thoroughly enjoying reading “A Woman of Independent Means”, by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey. The main character of her book states, “I don’t know how children would measure time without holidays.” She hit a chord with me. In speaking with friends, I get the feeling… read more »