Member Inquiry: Grape Origins

Paul, Are any of the domestic wines that we are accustomed to made from native grapes, or do they all have their origins else­where?” M.M., Temple City, CA Any grape, really, can be made into wine, but few indigenous grapes have achieved any degree of success as raw wine materials. Native grapes, botanically of the… read more »

German Wines and Differentiating Sweetness

“We just joined your wine club, and so far, so good! We have liked the selec­tions. We do not know a lot about wine, except that we like some and want to learn about the others we have thought we did not like in the past. We do not favor sweet wines. Our son just… read more »

Wine with Food: Doktor | Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Doktor By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | October 1983 Maybe you have been fortunate enough to have been given a bottle of Doktor, or you have seen it on a shelf and wondered why it was so expensive, or maybe on the recommendation of a friend you splurged and purchased one. What do you… read more »

Wine with Food: Liebfraumilch | Pairing Tips

Wine with Food: Liebfraumilch By Paul Kalemkiarian Sr. | February 1983 You will notice that I have changed the name of this column. For 14 issues now, the emphasis has been on the meal, with the serving of a wine as the comple­ment. Thus—Wine with Food, was the natural title. I make a particular point of… 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 »