Thursday, September 08, 2005

We are proud of our graduates!

Yeah... While perusing my Google Alerts this morning, my eye was caught by the name Tish Cooper. She is mentioned in an article, "Different Body of Work" at
While in France, fellow university students told Cooper that Fresno State was the best place to study enology. So she headed back to the States and enrolled there.
Tish is one of our recent graduates at the Viticulture and Enology program at California State University, Fresno. I am glad to see she is having fun with her degree, playing with yeast up to her shoulders!

Way to go, Tish!

Be American, drink American!

The rise and fall and rise of Zin, in the San Francisco Chronicle, is a nice article about a variety that has not always been popular with the wine drinkers.
-- When Prohibition ended, most Americans celebrated with liquor, not wine. Cocktail parties were the fashion. Wineries sold their old inventory of oxidized Zinfandel and that destroyed the grape's reputation overnight. It was widely derided by East Coast-based writers; its lack of the French noble heritage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir didn't help.