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 sensory evaluation.
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