Maynard A. Amerine (1911-1998) was Professor of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis. He was an
author, lecturer, bibliographer, and consultant on wine matters. The collection includes correspondence, teaching files, research,
and writing on grape growing, wine production and sensory evaluation. Also present are copies of Amerine’s speeches, travel
diaries and itineraries, collected foreign and domestic wine labels, menus, photographs, and memorabilia.
Maynard A. Amerine (1911-1998) was Professor of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis. He was born
in San Jose and spent his childhood on his family's farm near Modesto, California, where he attended school with Ernest and
Julio Gallo. In 1935, while still completing his doctorate, Amerine became UC Davis's new Department of Viticulture and Enology's
first official researcher. He became a full professor in 1952 and chaired the Department of Viticulture and Enology from 1957
to 1962. Amerine retired from the department in 1974, but remained active in teaching, public speaking, and travel until his
death in 1998. Amerine's sixteen books and hundreds of articles remain foundational texts in the study of wine making and
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