News: Uncorking wine

For nearly a century, the UC Davis Library has supported excellence in viticulture and enology teaching and research. Over that time, the library has built what renowned wine writer Hugh Johnson called “the greatest wine library in the world,” including 30,000 books in more than 50 languages, rare books and manuscripts, historic records and research data, and materials in every medium, from wine labels to videos.
The catalogs from Sherry-Lehmann are the backbone of our recently created, Price the Vintage, an application built to help crowdsource the extraction of historic prices from wine sales catalog.  But what, you might ask, is Sherry-Lehmman?  In 1934, legendary Prohibition bootlegger, Jack Aaron took ...
December 3, 2017 • Amy Azzarito
Don’t miss this wonderful interview with our wine and food science bibliographer Axel Borg, published recently by GuildSomm, a nonprofit international membership organization for sommeliers and wine professionals. As author Kelli White puts it: In this digital era, where the volume of available information can almost overwhelm, a great librarian ...
September 7, 2017 • Jessica Nusbaum
One of our early winter storms this year has toppled a California’s giant: the iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The tree, more than an 1000 years old, was famous for the car tunnel in its trunk that had been carved out more than 100 ...
January 13, 2017 • Amy Azzarito
October 30 marks the 105th birthday of our favorite wine label collector, Maynard Amerine, which got us thinking about what Amerine might have picked to toast himself on this special day. Luckily, he left us some clues in the form of the annotations on his label collection. ...
October 27, 2016 • Amy Azzarito