Toasts & Quotes: André Tchelistcheff on Pinot Noir

“God made Cabernet.

The Devil made Pinot Noir”

~ André Tchelistcheff (1901-1994), early pioneer, innovator and evangelist for California wine, on the challenges inherent in making Pinot Noir.  We all owe a debt of gratitude to André, a tireless mentor to young talent, many of whom are now pillars of our contemporary wine industry.  Were it not for André, and a handful of others, California wines would have wallowed in the shadows of Prohibition for decades longer than they did!

Published by Dave the Wine Merchant

I've followed my passion for wine to the four corners of the world in endless pursuit of more wine knowledge and experiences. There are few things in life more enjoyable than experiencing a new culture through its wine and food. Leveraging these experiences, I curate a small portfolio of constantly evolving producers. Like an art gallery's collection, my portfolio consists of hand-crafted wines from artisanal producers that I have personally selected. My goal is to discover boutique wines that taste like they cost more than they do. Come discover your next favorite! www.DaveTheWineMerchant.com

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