Phill Chats with

Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards

29
Jan

it’s like drinking a cloud……. You get this bath of bubbles down your throat……. It is absolutely a glass of spring……. I would call it Love Potion……. Iron Horse Vineyards in Sonoma, California was purchased by Barry and Audrey Sterling in 1976, along with it’s Vineyard Manager, Forrest Tancer. The Sterlings and Tancer formed a […]

Pierre Salinger

29
Jan

Pierre Salinger was a journalist, author, cigar and wine lover and probably best known as Press Secretary to President John F. Kennedy. Salinger died on October 16, 2004 in southern France. A couple of years ago I spent an entire day with him in Philadelphia and the inside of my car had a wonderful perfume […]

Peter Mayle

29
Jan

What do you do, when you become disillusioned with the rat race, and realize luxuries such as indoor plumbing are no longer important to you? Become a wine columnist? No, wrong answer. You simply pack your bags, and nip off to Provence. After a brief encounter with the eccentricities of the natives, you record your […]

Bernard Hine

28
Jan

The word “cognac” may conjure up images of stuffy old men, most probably English, sitting in oak-paneled libraries talking about “their war” and puffing on huge cigars while swirling their cognac in large, expensive snifter glasses. Bernard Hine will no doubt dispel those fading images once and for all. He studied English at Edinburgh University […]

Julia Child

17
Jan

My life is painted across a broad canvas. Although wine is my chosen vocation, and has occupied my world for two decades, the canvas allows much more than black and white…all kinds of colors and intricate shades come clearly into view with vivid brush strokes of good fortune. I have many landscapes to share with […]