Long Island Wine Country: Award-Winning Vineyards of the North Fork and the Hamptons

Long Island Wine Country: Award-Winning Vineyards of the North Fork and the Hamptons

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by Jane Taylor Starwood
     
 

Written by the editor of Long Island Wine Press magazine—with a foreword by Louisa Thomas Hargrave, cofounder of Long Island’s first vineyard, and sumptuously illustrated by an award-winning photographer—this book takes readers to each of the area’s more than forty producers, telling the colorful stories of the wines and the people who make

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Written by the editor of Long Island Wine Press magazine—with a foreword by Louisa Thomas Hargrave, cofounder of Long Island’s first vineyard, and sumptuously illustrated by an award-winning photographer—this book takes readers to each of the area’s more than forty producers, telling the colorful stories of the wines and the people who make them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762748396
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
724,474
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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From the IntroductionIt’s your first trip to eastern Long Island. . . . The tension in your shoulders starts to melt as you realize you’ve finally traveled beyond the land of megamalls, giant chain stores, and endless car lots.Soon you catch your first glimpse of a vineyard basking in the sun, its broad leaves silently turning sunlight into sugar, ripening Vitis vinifera, the European grapes that make the world’s finest wines. For a moment you might imagine you’ve been mysteriously wafted to the French countryside, but no, this is the East End of Long Island, the most exciting new wine region in North America. You’ve reached your destination, but your journey of discovery has barely begun. . . .

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