A History Of Wine In America Volume 1

Author: Thomas Pinney
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 052093458X
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The Vikings called North America "Vinland," the land of wine. Giovanni de Verrazzano, the Italian explorer who first described the grapes of the New World, was sure that "they would yield excellent wines." And when the English settlers found grapes growing so thickly that they covered the ground down to the very seashore, they concluded that "in all the world the like abundance is not to be found." Thus, from the very beginning the promise of America was, in part, the alluring promise of wine. How that promise was repeatedly baffled, how its realization was gradually begun, and how at last it has been triumphantly fulfilled is the story told in this book. It is a story that touches on nearly every section of the United States and includes the whole range of American society from the founders to the latest immigrants. Germans in Pennsylvania, Swiss in Georgia, Minorcans in Florida, Italians in Arkansas, French in Kansas, Chinese in California—all contributed to the domestication of Bacchus in the New World. So too did innumerable individuals, institutions, and organizations. Prominent politicians, obscure farmers, eager amateurs, sober scientists: these and all the other kinds and conditions of American men and women figure in the story. The history of wine in America is, in many ways, the history of American origins and of American enterprise in microcosm. While much of that history has been lost to sight, especially after Prohibition, the recovery of the record has been the goal of many investigators over the years, and the results are here brought together for the first time. In print in its entirety for the first time, A History of Wine in America is the most comprehensive account of winemaking in the United States, from the Norse discovery of native grapes in 1001 A.D., through Prohibition, and up to the present expansion of winemaking in every state.
Wine Into Words. a History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language
Language: en
Pages: 420
Authors: James M. Gabler, Maynard A. Amerine
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985-01-01 - Publisher:

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A History of Wine in America, Volume 1
Language: en
Pages: 572
Authors: Thomas Pinney
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-17 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

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The Origins and Ancient History of Wine
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Patrick E. McGovern, Stuart J. Fleming, Solomon H. Katz
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-09-02 - Publisher: Routledge

This volume presents contemporary evidence scientific, archaeological, botanical, textual, and historical for major revisions in our understanding of winemaking in antiquity. Among the subjects covered are the domestication of the Vinifera grape, the wine trade, the iconography of ancient wine, and the analytical and archaeological challenges posed by ancient wines.
The Origin, Nature, and History of Wine. ... A Lecture
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Charles ELLIS (of Richmond.)
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1861 - Publisher:

Books about The Origin, Nature, and History of Wine. ... A Lecture
Wine and Words in Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: Hanneke Wilson
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-07-24 - Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

The subject of Wine and Words is the central role that wine plays in the literature, history and religion of classical and medieval Europe. Drawing on original sources from the Bible to Chaucer and Dunbar, Hanneke Wilson examines myths and legends about the origins of viticulture; drunkenness and moderation; women