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Crush : the triumph of California wine

Author: John Briscoe
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Look. Smell. Taste. Judge. Crush is the 200-year story of the heady dream that wines as good as the greatest of France could be made in California. A dream dashed four times in merciless succession  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Briscoe, John.
Crush.
Reno : University of Nevada Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017036463
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Briscoe
ISBN: 9780874177152 0874177154
OCLC Number: 1000150733
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part I. Beginnings-Mission Vines, Vignes, and Buena Vista; Chapter One. Early California, the Missions, and Their Eponymous (and Tasteless) Grape: 1769-1833; Chapter Two. "City of Vineyards"-Commercial Winemaking Takes Root in Southern California: 1790s-1890s; Chapter Three. Northern California-The Gold Rush, Agoston Haraszthy, and the Roots of the Modern California Wine Industry: 1836-1869; Chapter Four. After Haraszthy-Sonoma, Napa, and the Confluence of Wealth and Wine: 1860s-1890s Part II. A Bug, a Temblor, a Sunken Liner, and One Bummer of a Law-Four SetbacksChapter Five. Phylloxera and Other Perils: 1873-1900s; Chapter Six. The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire: 1906; Chapter Seven. A City Rebuilt, a "War-Ending" War, and an Underattended World's Fair: 1906-1915; Chapter Eight. The Ignoble Experiment of Prohibition: 1920-1933; Part III. After Prohibition-Doldrums, Mondavi, and a Tasting in Paris; Chapter Nine. Repeal, Replant, Replenish, Revive: 1933-1940s; Chapter Ten. Robert Mondavi's Contagious Passion for Wine: 1950s-1970s Chapter Eleven. Stellar Cellars and the Judgment of Paris: 1960s-1976Chapter Twelve. Now That They've Seen Paris-The California Wine Industry Meets the Twenty-First Century: 1976-Present; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Chronology; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Other Titles: Triumph of California wine
Responsibility: John Briscoe.

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"Crush is a hopeful saga, with the forces of oenophilia winning out in the end as California wines enter the pantheon of the world's fine wines. It's a tale written with panache and wry opinions, and Read more...

 
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