A history of wine in America. Volume 1, From the beginnings to prohibition /

The Vikings called North America "Vinland," the land of wine. Giovanni de Verrazzano, the Italian explorer who first described the grapes of the New World, was sure that "they would yield excellent wines." And when the English settlers found grapes growing so thickly that they co...

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Main Author: Pinney, Thomas (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: CA : University of California Press, 2007.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:The Vikings called North America "Vinland," the land of wine. Giovanni de Verrazzano, the Italian explorer who first described the grapes of the New World, was sure that "they would yield excellent wines." And when the English settlers found grapes growing so thickly that they covered the ground down to the very seashore, they concluded that "in all the world the like abundance is not to be found." Thus, from the very beginning the promise of America was, in part, the alluring promise of wine. How that promise was repeatedly baffled, how its realization was gradually begun, and how at last it.
Item Description:Includes index.
Physical Description:1 online resource (551 pages)
ISBN:9780520934580
052093458X
1282762370
9781282762374