2015 August

Fino Sherry. Savory & James| Vintage Wine History and Information

FINO SHERRY – SAVORY & JAMES by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | December 1983 Hugh Johnson, the well known wine authority and writer draws an interesting comparison between sherry and champagne. Both wines are white. Both wines are distinctly different from table wines: one is a spar­kling wine, and the other is a fortified wine. Both need… read more »

Merlot, 1969. Villany| Vintage Wine History and Information

MERLOT. 1969 – VILLANY by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | November 1983 Hungarian wines are best known for the Tokay (Sweet dessert type late harvest wine, of equal fame as the French Sauternes and German Trockenbeerenauselese). Yet, some remarkable white wines are produced in Hungary (Club Selection Oct. ’75) and an occasional red has shown interest. (Club… read more »

French Colombard, 1982. J. Pedroncelli| Vintage Wine History and Information

FRENCH COLOMBARD. 1982 – J. PEDRONCELLI by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | November 1982 The old line Italian wine making families of California have made a mark in our industry. They were at their avocation way before some of the young upstarts of today! The Pedroncelli family still operate their winery. Giovanni Pedroncelli (who later changed his… read more »

Wormser Liebfrauenstift-Kirchenstuck, 1981. Lagenbach Riesling Kabinett | Vintage Wine History and Information

WORMSER LIEBFRAUENSTIFT-KIRCHENSTUCK. 1981– LANGENBACH RIESLING KABINETT by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | October 1983 The house of Langenbach is an important source of German Wines. The firm was founded in 1852 by Julius I. Langenbach. It is a major wine distributor with important representations from all the German wine growing regions. Their base is in the historical city… read more »

Zinfandel Amador, 1980. David Bruce| Vintage Wine History and Information

ZINFANDEL AMADOR. 1980 –DAVID BRUCE by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | October 1983 David Bruce winery, one of the oldest in the Santa Cruz Mountains, is dedicated to making exceptional wines from some of the finest grape growing regions in California. An ardent wine lover, and a dermatologist by profession, Dr. Bruce settled in the wine… read more »

Zinfandel, 1980. Burgess| Vintage Wine History and Information

ZINFANDEL. 1980 – BURGESS by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | April 1983   From Hopewell Junction, New York, to St. Helena, California, is a long hop; but for jet pilots like Tom Burgess, it is just next door. That’s where Tom and Linda Burgess hail from. They purchased the original Souverain Cellars in 1972, renamed it,… read more »