Wine Heritage: The Story Of Italian-american Vintners by Dick Rosano

Wine Heritage: The Story Of Italian-american Vintners

byDick RosanoForeword byRobert Mondavi

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Mondavi, Martini, Sebastiani, Gallo, Bargetto and Perelli-Minetti. Who could deny the importance of Italians to the development of America’s wine industry? It is little known that Italians have been planting vineyards and making wine in America since the early colonial days when Filippo Mazzei was the vineyard consultant for Thomas Jefferson. Grapes were planted and nurtured in virtually every corner of America where Italians settled. Wine making was as sacrosanct as making bread or pasta. Here is the story of Italian immigrants whose descendants now dominate American wine making. How they struggled and endured. How they persisted in the face of Prohibition and facilitated legislation permitting home wine making of 200 gallons per family. The intrigue, the feuds, the love affairs and financial triumphs are all in this authenticated history from the earliest days of America to the new Italian/American wine makers.

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Dick Rosano is a wine, food, and travel writer with long-running columns in the Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, Wine News, and other magazines and he is the author of Tuscan Blood. He speaks regularly on the radio and at conferences on wine and food, and has been the Rosano family winemaker for more than 30 years.
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Title:Wine Heritage: The Story Of Italian-american VintnersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.9 inPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Board and Bench PublishingLanguage:English

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The Italians have been crucial to the American wine industry’s development, with makers such as Mondavi, Martini, Sebastiani and Gallo. Many don’t realize that Italians have been planting vineyards and making wine in America since the early colonial days when Filippo Mazzei was Thomas Jeffereson’s vineyard consultant. In every corner of America where Italians settled, grapes were planted and nurtured. Winemaking, like making bread and pasta, is an integral part of the Italian culture. Wine Heritage: The Story of Italian-American Vintners presents the tale of Italian immigrants whose descendents now control American wine making, their struggles, persistence, feuds, love affairs and successes.