The Makers of American Wine

The Makers of American Wine Americans learned how to make wine successfully about two hundred years ago after failing for than two hundred years Thomas Pinney takes an engaging approach to the history of American wine by tellin

  • Title: The Makers of American Wine
  • Author: Thomas Pinney
  • ISBN: 9780520269538
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Americans learned how to make wine successfully about two hundred years ago, after failing for than two hundred years Thomas Pinney takes an engaging approach to the history of American wine by telling its story through the lives of 13 people who played significant roles in building an industry that now extends to every state While some names such as Mondavi and GalAmericans learned how to make wine successfully about two hundred years ago, after failing for than two hundred years Thomas Pinney takes an engaging approach to the history of American wine by telling its story through the lives of 13 people who played significant roles in building an industry that now extends to every state While some names such as Mondavi and Gallo will be familiar, others are less well known These include the wealthy Nicholas Longworth, who produced the first popular American wine the German immigrant George Husmann, who championed the native Norton grape in Missouri and supplied rootstock to save French vineyards from phylloxera Frank Schoonmaker, who championed the varietal concept over wines with misleading names and Maynard Amerine, who helped make UC Davis a world class winemaking school from the publisher

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    1. In Monty Python's Holy Grail, there is a scene in which a man tells his son about building a castle in the swamp:"Listen, lad, I built this kingdom up from nothing. All I had when I started was swamp. Other kings said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it all the same just to show 'em. It sank into the swamp. So I built another one. That sank into the swamp. I built another one. That fell over and THEN sank into the swamp. So I built another, and that stayed up and that's what [...]

    2. A fascinating look at the origins of the modern American wine industry. It delves into the early struggles to deal with disease and the frailty of European vines on this continent. It also shows the perseverance of the individuals who pushed the industry forward.I would love to see this author tackle Prohibition as a separate book.

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