The American Vine-Dressers Guide: Cultivation of the Vine and the Process of Wine Making in the United States

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The American Vine-Dresser's Guide , by Jean Jacques (John James) Dufour is a treatise on growing grapes in America , specifically the eastern half of the country. This early work, first published in 1826, is an amazingly thorough text on grape growing and wine making. Dufour's keen sense of observation gave him an understanding of grape growing comparable to many "experts" of today, without the benefit of the modern sciences of biology, plant physiology, plant pathology, soil fertility, and so on. Despite the ...
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Overview

The American Vine-Dresser's Guide , by Jean Jacques (John James) Dufour is a treatise on growing grapes in America , specifically the eastern half of the country. This early work, first published in 1826, is an amazingly thorough text on grape growing and wine making. Dufour's keen sense of observation gave him an understanding of grape growing comparable to many "experts" of today, without the benefit of the modern sciences of biology, plant physiology, plant pathology, soil fertility, and so on. Despite the fact that the book was written nearly 200 years ago, many of the practices recommended are still applicable in the modern vineyard. Dufour's detailed recommendations on vineyard management make the reader realize that very little has changed in grape growing technology over the past 200 years. Many topics are covered in detail that would be appropriate for today’s growers along with text notes and 16 pages of color photos.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781557533319
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

The Word of Mr. Blickenstorfer, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States 9
America in Dufour's time 11
The actuality of Dufour 17
Importance of the Vevay experience 21
Authorization of the State of Indiana 27
Author's Preface to the original version 29
I A brief history of the introduction of grapevine cultivation 37
II Various attempts to establish vineyards in the United States 43
III Selection of grape varieties through the sowing of seeds 51
IV Large number of current grape varieties 59
V Wild grapes 73
VI Different vineyards seen in Europe and their management 75
VII Lombardy hautins on mulberry trees 81
VIII The quality of soils for grapevines 91
IX Fertilizers 95
X Preparing the soil for vineyards 101
XI Planting grapevines 107
XII Preparation of cut vine shoots and marcottes 111
XIII Correct distance between rows of grapevines 117
XIV Pruning, training, and fertilizing vines 125
XV Bowers, espaliers, and hautins 131
XVI Budding, suckering, and fastening vines to stakes 137
XVII Grapevine diseases 145
XVIII Layers or provins and plant grafts 153
XIX Plowing and hoeing 159
XX Preparation for the grape harvest 163
XXI The vintage or crop 169
XXII Fermentation and winemaking 181
XXIII Racking, clarifying, and bottling the wine 191
XXIV Wine cellars 199
Postface: Table of weights and measures 209
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