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The ideal capsule for a wine bottle from 1929

October 31, 2014 Leave a comment
Le Capsulage Ideal. 1929. [1]

Le Capsulage Ideal. 1929. [1]


[1] Revue des vins et liqueurs et des produits alimentaires pour l’exportation, Volume 54. 1929. Gallica Biblithoeque Numerique. URL: http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb410434488

An image from Bertall’s La Vigne (1878)

October 29, 2014 Leave a comment

Do not fear my lack of posting today, I am perfectly fine!  Last week I began accumulating some material for a simple post meant to reflect research as it happens.  But with each passing day I began to understand my subject better and I continue to find more information that only draws me in further.

From Bertall’s La Vigne. 1878. [1]


[1] Bertall. La vigne: voyage autour des vins de France. 1878. URL: http://books.google.com/books?id=8To3AQAAIAAJ&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

A simple map showing effectiveness of the death treatment or use of carbon bisulphide against the phylloxera

October 28, 2014 Leave a comment

“[W]herever bisulphide reaches the habitation of the insect, sure death will follow…the application, however, should be judiciously made…applied otherwise, it is my opinion that the vine will receive a blow from which it will scarcely recover.”

The application of carbon bisulphide against phylloxera. [1]


[1] Reports of the Chief Viticultural Officer, Volume 1. 1882. URL: http://books.google.com/books?id=CfFNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

Plan and pictures of the caves of Moet et Chandon circa 1896.

October 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Fig 1. Plan des caves basses. [1]

Fig 1. Plan des caves basses. [1]

Historic images related to Moet & Chandon have appeared in this blog before under the subject of the 1899 harvest description.  In this post I simply present a fantastic plan of the centuries old caves of Moet & Chandon.  I have spared description but from the plan I believe you may determine which sections are older and which are newer.  I have also included two images from the same period.  If you look close you may see how they were electrified.  I must admit, I wish the bottles in my basement continued along the wall as far as I could see.

Fig. 2. Vue d'une cave haute. [1]

Fig. 2. Vue d’une cave haute. [1]

Fig 4. Bouteilles entrayees et ouvrier en travail devant un pupitre. [1]

Fig 4. Bouteilles entrayees et ouvrier en travail devant un pupitre. [1]


[1] Ferrouillat and Charvet. Les Celliers Construction et Materiel Vinicole. 1896. Gallica, Bibliotheque Numerique.

A label from and two pictures of Fountain Grove Winery, Sonoma County

October 22, 2014 Leave a comment

1938 Fountain Grove, Riesling label. Yale University Library. [0]

1938 Fountain Grove, Riesling label. Yale University Library. [0]

Fountain Grove was established in 1875 by Thomas Lake Harris who founded the Brotherhood of the New Life.  He had already established three colonies in New York by 1861.  Fountain Grove was a Theo-Socialist community located on 700 acres just north of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California.   The community initially operated a dairy business but that failed within five years.  After planting vineyards and establishing a winery the community was producing 70,000 gallons of wine a year by 1886.  The community eventually failed in 1920 at which time Kanaye Nogasawa, one of the colonists, because sole owner of the winery.  He maintained the winery until it foundered in the 1930s.

Exterior, General View, Northwest Corner, Fountain Grove Winery. [1]

Exterior, General View, Northwest Corner, Fountain Grove Winery. [1]

Interior of vat, Fountain Grove Winery. [1]

Interior of vat, Fountain Grove Winery. [1]


[0] Fountaingrove. America and the Utopian Dream. Yale University Library. URL: http://brbl-archive.library.yale.edu/exhibitions/utopia/uc12d.html
[1] Fountain Grove Winery, Vat Buildings, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. URL: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ca1243/

A vineyard by Vincent van Gogh

October 21, 2014 Leave a comment
Alter Weinberg mit Bäuerin.  Vincent van Gogh. 1890. [1]

Alter Weinberg mit Bäuerin. Vincent van Gogh. 1890. [1]


[1] Gogh, Vincent van. Alter Weinberg mit Bäuerin. 1890. Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg. URL: https://www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de/item/D3IS3ZXOLCUF65XZIJL3FJG456G2ADIU

Alcohol, Death, and the Devil. 1830s.

October 17, 2014 Leave a comment

George Cruikshank campaigned against alcohol according to the summary by the Library of Congress. This particularly vivid image shows a skeletal Medusa holding a glass of wine.  It was not until 1847 that George Cruikshank renounced alcohol in support of the Temperance Movement.  I can only imagine how macabre the image would have been if executed one decade later.

Alcohol, Death, and the Devil. Cruikshank, George. 1830-18490. [1]

Alcohol, Death, and the Devil. Cruikshank, George. 1830-18490. [1]


[1] [Alcohol, Death, and the Devil]. Cruikshank, George. 1830-1840.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. URL: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003674027/