The Makers of American Wine: A Record of Two Hundred Years

by Thomas Pinney

University of California Press | April 12, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Americans learned how to make wine successfully about two hundred years ago, after failing for more 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.

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Published: April 12, 2012

Publisher: University of California Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0520952227

ISBN - 13: 9780520952225

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The Makers of American Wine: A Record of Two Hundred Years

by Thomas Pinney

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: April 12, 2012

Publisher: University of California Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0520952227

ISBN - 13: 9780520952225

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Americans learned how to make wine successfully about two hundred years ago, after failing for more 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.
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