A History of Wine in America: From Prohibition to the Present / Edition 1

A History of Wine in America: From Prohibition to the Present / Edition 1

by Thomas Pinney
     
 

"Pinney covers new ground and new research, and treats the entire period in a new way. [History of Wine in America] will be welcomed by scholars and by wine enthusiasts."—Dr. James Lapsley, University of California, Davis

"A worthy successor to Pinney's landmark History of Wine in America: From the Beginnings to Prohibition, and like that

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"Pinney covers new ground and new research, and treats the entire period in a new way. [History of Wine in America] will be welcomed by scholars and by wine enthusiasts."—Dr. James Lapsley, University of California, Davis

"A worthy successor to Pinney's landmark History of Wine in America: From the Beginnings to Prohibition, and like that volume evidencing a wealth of knowledge, presented with grace and style.
In addition to telling fascinating stories, both of these books are invaluable references. Anyone interested in the history of American wine should read them."—Paul Lukacs, author of American Vintage: The Rise of American Wine

"I am confident the term definitive will apply to this work for innumerable vintages to come. Wine lovers from New England to California now have one place to turn for the history of their favorite beverage, wherever in America its grapes are grown."—Charles L. Sullivan, author of A Companion to California Wine and Zinfandel

"An essential reference book for anyone wishing to sound authoritative at the dinner table."—Bruce Cass, editor of The Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520241763
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/05/2005
Pages:
548
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments

1. Forms of Life in a Dry World
2. The Rules Change
3. The Dismal ’30s
4. Making and Selling Wine in the ’30s
5. Countercurrents
6. Wine in the War Years
7. Postwar
8. Back East
9. Changing Weather
10. The Big Change: California
11. A New Dawn (I): The Northern and Central States
12. A New Dawn (II): The South
13. The West without California
14. California to the Present Day

Notes
Sources and Works Cited
Index

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