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...
University of California Press,
- List of Illustrations; Preface and Acknowledgments; 1. Forms of Life in a Dry World; 2. The Rules Change; 3. The Dismal '30s; 4. Making and Selling Wine in the '30s; 5. Countercurrents; 6. Wine in the War Years; 7. Postwar Disappointments; 8. Back East; 9. Changing Weather; 10. The Big Change: California; 11. A New Dawn (I): The Northern and Central States; 12. A New Dawn (II): The South; 13. The West without California; 14. California to the Present Day; Notes; Sources and Works Cited; Index.