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Meet Legendary Wine Judge Dick Peterson

Jessica Altieri on April 25, 2016 - 9:06 am in What's Trending, Wine Lifestyle

3 Minute Wine History Lesson

Wine Legend With History Making Inventions

Richard Peterson Pacific RIm International Wine Competition Jessica AltieriYou could share a glass of wine with Dick Peterson and hear a story. But it wouldn’t be near enough wine to learn about the history making changes that Dick helped pioneer in the wine industry. You better get a bottle or two…..

Here are a few:

  • The original designer of the steel barrel pallet, which allows wine barrels to be handled mechanically instead of by hand.
  • Invented many wine techniques still in use today, such as ‘no topping, bung-and-roll,’ a practice for barrel aging red wines.
  • Created many successful new wines, including Lancers Vinho Branco in Portugal, the J. Wile line of varietal wines, Seagram’s first wine cooler, and all the original Monterey Vineyard and Taylor California Cellars varietal and generic table and sparkling wines.

Cheers to Dick Peterson and make sure to watch the video interview with this wine legend. Join us on the Wine Judges Corner from Wine Channel TV for more award winning wines, updates on wine competitions and featured wine judges from around the world.


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