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  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement of the Collection
  • Access
  • Processing Information
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis General Library, Dept. of Special Collections
    Title: Maynard A. Amerine Papers
    Creator: Amerine, Maynard A. (Maynard Andrew), 1911-1998
    Identifier/Call Number: D-060
    Physical Description: 74 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1930-2008
    Date (bulk): 1935-1996
    Abstract: 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.
    Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.

    Biography

    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 sensory evaluation.
    Awards and achievements:
    1962: All-University Lecturer
    1964: University of California, Davis, Faculty Research Lecturer
    1967: American Society for Enology and Viticulture Merit Award
    Andre Simon Prize by the London Wine and Food Society (for Wine, an Introduction)
    Croix d'Officier du Order National du Mérite Chevalier de Mérite Agricole
    1985: Wine Spectator'sDistinguished Service Award
    1989: Wine Man of the Year (Wines & Vines)
    Sources:
    Borg, Axel. "Maynard A. Amerine" (https://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/bioag/collections/vitic/amerine.php) Accessed 28 January 2016
    Kunkee, Ralph, Dinsmore Webb, and Vernon Singleton. "Maynard A. Amerine, Viticulture and Enology: Davis." In Memoriam, University of California. 1998.
    O'Neill, Molly. "Maynard Amerine, 87, California Wine Expert." New York Times, March 12, 1998 (http://www.nytimes.com/1998/03/13/us/maynard-amerine-87-california-wine-expert.html) Accessed 28 January 2016.

    Scope and Content

    The Maynard A. Amerine Papers document Amerine’s lifelong career in viticulture and enology. The collection includes Amerine’s teaching files, research, and writing on grape growing, wine production and sensory evaluation, as well as his correspondence with publishers, researchers, and enologists around the world. Also present are copies of Amerine’s speeches, travel diaries and itineraries, collected foreign and domestic wine labels, menus, photographs, and memorabilia.
    Additional materials related to Amerine’s work may be located in the Department of Viticulture and Enology Records, AR-059.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in ten series: 1. Biographical Materials; 2. Correspondence and Notes; 3. Teaching and Research Files; 4. Travel Itineraries and Diaries; 5. Writings; 6. Speeches; 7. Subject Files; 8. Menus and Wine Labels; 9. Photographs; and 10. Realia.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    This finding aid is a work in progress. It currently covers Series 1-6 and Series 8: Biographical Materials, Correspondence and Notes, Teaching and Research Files, Travel Itineraries and Diaries, Writings, Speeches, and Menus and Wine Labels.
    The collection was processed by Liz Phillips with help from student assistants Kelley Liang, Ana Rodriguez, Megan Peterson, Alina Nalyvayko, Dana Aros, and Alicia Josey.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Maynard Amerine and Amerine family and friends, 1972-2014.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Maynard A. Amerine Papers, D-060, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Wine and wine making
    Wine -- Sensory evaluation
    Wine tasting
    Wine -- Selecting and serving
    Fortified wines
    Amerine, Maynard A. (Maynard Andrew), 1911-1998
    Amerine, Maynard A. (Maynard Andrew), 1911-1998 -- Archives
    University of California, Davis -- Faculty -- Archives
    University of California, Davis. Department of Viticulture and Enology -- History
    Wine Institute (San Francisco, Calif.)