A History of Connecticut Wine

Overview

A white, a red, a rosé, a sweet dessert…wines made with genius, with alchemy, with love.

Wine has been meticulously crafted in Connecticut ever since colonists discovered wild grapes growing on their land. At first glance, the New England climate appears inhospitable for this fastidious fruit, but a number of varieties thrive here, including pinot gris, chardonnay, cabernet franc, Cayuga white and st. caroix. These carefully cultivated grapes have produced wines of unique ...

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Overview

A white, a red, a rosé, a sweet dessert…wines made with genius, with alchemy, with love.

Wine has been meticulously crafted in Connecticut ever since colonists discovered wild grapes growing on their land. At first glance, the New England climate appears inhospitable for this fastidious fruit, but a number of varieties thrive here, including pinot gris, chardonnay, cabernet franc, Cayuga white and st. caroix. These carefully cultivated grapes have produced wines of unique characteristics and surprising quality. Join local wine enthusiasts Eric D. Lehman and Amy Nawrocki as they explore the intricacies of the region's local blends, the vintners who craft them and the people who taste them. With vineyards and wineries in every corner of the state, you're likely to find one that suits your Palate-right in your own backyard!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609490294
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Pages: 125
  • Sales rank: 989,004
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue. The Festival 9

1 Wine Yankees 11

2 The Vineyards of Home 18

3 Early Vintages 25

4 Lift a Glass 34

5 The Pursuit of Perfection 39

6 Get to Know Your Connecticut Grapes 47

7 Farming for a living 55

8 The Science and Art of Making Connecticut Wine 63

9 Eastern Philosophies 70

10 Eat, Drink and Stay Local 78

11 The Estates of the Western Highlands 86

12 The Business of the Vine 93

13 Rhubarb, Russets and Raspberries 99

14 On the Trail of Taste 107

15 Harvest 115

Bibliography 121

About the Authors 127

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