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The Resource American wine : a coming-of-age story, Tom Acitelli

American wine : a coming-of-age story, Tom Acitelli

Label
American wine : a coming-of-age story
Title
American wine
Title remainder
a coming-of-age story
Statement of responsibility
Tom Acitelli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Until the mid-1970s, most American wine was far from fine. Instead, it was fortified and sweet, and came from grape varieties prized less for their taste than for their ability to ferment fast. Even in big cities, a bottle of domestically made Chardonnay or Merlot was hard to come by and most Americans thought wine like that was for the wealthy anyway, not for them. Then a series of game-changing events and a group of plucky entrepreneurs transformed everything forever. Within a generation, America would stand unquestionably at the world vanguard of wine, reversing centuries of Eurocentrism and dominating the Field. This change spawned hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in sales. European vintners found themselves altering centuries-old recipes and techniques to cater to these newly ascendant, free-spending tastes. The most popular fine wines worldwide became big, powerful, and loud American, in other words. "American Wine "tells that story. All the big players and milestones are here, with never-before-told details and analyses based on fresh interviews. Written in a fast-moving, engaging style free of wine jargon, "American Wine "is the first of its kind: a book focused solely on the rise of fine wine in the United States since the early 1960s, in California and elsewhere, and how that rise altered the way the world drinks for better or worse
Summary
The story of how the United States came to dominate fine wine
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10443073
Cataloging source
DLC
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Acitelli, Tom
Dewey number
338.4/766320973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wine and wine making
  • Wine industry
  • Vintners
  • Vintners
  • Wine and wine making
  • Wine industry
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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a coming-of-age story
Label
American wine : a coming-of-age story, Tom Acitelli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907166838
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781569761670
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015012582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907166838
Label
American wine : a coming-of-age story, Tom Acitelli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907166838
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781569761670
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015012582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907166838

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