Friday, September 26, 2008

King Krebs.

In Vinoworld, this man would be the anointed monarch of all things Vitis. Alas, he's just a Ph.D! Dr. Stephen Krebs knows more wine industry people, (and bad jokes), in Napa, than anyone else I know. Probably Sonoma too, nay, the entire state of California. As 'Programme Co-ordinator of Viticulture & Winery Technology' at Napa Valley College, it's safe to say he has trained the majority of viticulturists and winemakers in the valley in his 20+ years of tenure. If not, they have at least passed through a class or two of his. Isn't Vinoworld great?...you get to be an academic and play in the dirt...lucky sod!

4 comments:

monkey said...

great punn.

Vinomaker said...

I agree that Dr.K is well known throughout the Vinoworld, but the most amazing thing is that he is willing to make himself available and share his knowledge with anyone who is even remotely interested in wine grapes. His alma mater, UC Davis, must be proud that he has, almost single handedly, improved the way most of the Valley now grows better quality wine grapes using sustainable farming practices.

Vinogirl said...

Thanks Monkey :)

I agree Vinomaker, although some others in the valley think they invented sustainable farming.

Thud said...

hmmm...I think I remember a clain from a certain label as to their pioneering work...again...hmmm!