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  • Author:
    Paul Lukacs
  • ISBN:
    0393325164
  • ISBN13:
    978-0393325164
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  • Publisher:
    W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (November 17, 2005)
  • Pages:
    372 pages
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    Beverages & Wine
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Paul Lukacs is the author of American Vintage and The Great Wines of America. A James Beard, Cliquot, and IACP award winner, he has been writing about wine and its cultural contexts for nearly twenty years.

Paul Lukacs is the author of American Vintage and The Great Wines of America. He is a professor of English at Loyola University of Maryland, where he directs the University's Center for the Humanities. Good informative book into American wine. The rise of Gallo, Mondavi are covered, prohibition and its effects on the American wine industry, as well as Thomas Jefferson's issues growing wine at Monticello. The readings sometimes do not flow as well as they could, but a good read overall.

American Vintage book. Paul Lukacs is the author of American Vintage and The Great Wines of America. He lives in Baltimore. Books by Paul Lukacs. Mor. rivia About American Vintage

American Vintage is a wonderful combination of history book and fascinating narrative.

American Vintage is a wonderful combination of history book and fascinating narrative. Lukacs manages to keep the reader captivated by the history of the wine grape in America. History, and a Great Bibliography. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. Against the backdrop of 200 years of American life, wine columnist and English Professor, Paul Lukacs, takes us on great ride through the history of wine.

The tale is replete with quirky heroes and visionaries who changed the course of wine history: from Nicholas Longsworth, a diminutive, nineteenth-century real estate tycoon and the founding father of American wine, to the Mondavis and Gallos, the powerful first families of American wine in the modern era.

2018 American Legend Wine Star, awarded by Wine Enthusiast. American Vintage - The Rise of American Wine. 2018 Friends of the Colorado Wine Industry award, Colorado Association of Viticulture and Enology. The Great Wines of America.

In his new book, author and oenophile Paul Lukacs traces the 8,000-year history of our original alcoholic beverage - from ancient times .

In his new book, author and oenophile Paul Lukacs traces the 8,000-year history of our original alcoholic beverage - from ancient times, when wine was believed to be of divine origin, to the sauvignon blanc you find in your supermarket today. Inventing Wine': The History Of A Very Vintage Beverage In his new book, author and oenophile Paul Lukacs traces the 8,000-year history of our original alcoholic beverage - from ancient times, when wine was believed to be of divine origin, to the sauvignon blanc you find in your supermarket today. Inventing Wine': The History Of A Very Vintage Beverage. Listen · 37:21 37:21.

Magazine article American Heritage. The Rise of American Wine. Magazine article American Heritage. After trying to produce drinkable wine for three hundred years, we finally got the hang of it-so effectively that in the last quarter-century our results have raised the quality of winemaking all over the world. A generation ago the United States was little more than an afterthought in the world of wine

American Vintage : The Rise of American Wine.

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Winner of the James Beard Foundation, International Association of Culinary Professionals, and Clicquot Wine Book of the Year awards

How did a country with no winemaking traditions of its own suddenly become a world leader? Paul Lukacs offers a full history, from seventeenth-century experiments to the fall of wine during the dark days of Prohibition through its remarkably rapid upswing in recent decades. The tale is replete with quirky heroes and visionaries who changed the course of wine history: from Nicholas Longsworth, a diminutive, nineteenth-century real estate tycoon and the founding father of American wine, to the Mondavis and Gallos, the powerful first families of American wine in the modern era. 16 pages of illustrations

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Good informative book into American wine. The rise of Gallo, Mondavi are covered, prohibition and its effects on the American wine industry, as well as Thomas Jefferson's issues growing wine at Monticello. The readings sometimes do not flow as well as they could, but a good read overall.
Oreavi
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. I loved the the history and, as a wine lover, it helped me understand the product and the industry in a way I never did before. I am a management professor at Stanford, so the best part for me was reading about the innovative practices used in the wine industry, the constant experimentation and information sharing that should serve as model for other industries. After reading this book I realized that the wine industry, not the computer industry, is the best model other firms and industries that want to flourish. I'd give this book six stars if I could.
Briciraz
Found it kind of boring~
deadly claw
For my money, this well researched, extremely entertainingly written book is the best historical book about California wine in our generation. Leon Adams' seminal work was becoming badly dated. Here is the update and the replacement. Every word moves the story along, and every fact is fascinating. Geeks will love it, but so will beginners. Concise, yet covers the important stuff, provides new insights, and scintillating prose.
Twentyfirstfinger
This is an exhaustively researched book, written in a clear, easy to read style. There are a few places where he gets a bit repetitive, but overall it covers the topic of winemaking in the U.S. better than anything else I've read. A must-read for all true wine lovers.
Hanad
Mince collective history on American wine. India of the only books I Gould find on the subject. Good gift for wine lover.
Buge
Much better than I expected. I thought I would just put it on the shelf and forget about it but read it cover to cover.
This is definitely one of the most interesting books I have read recently, on or off the topic of wine. It is a fascinating story of changes in morality, of perceptions of wine and the world around us, and how an entire nation moved back and forth on its thoughts about food, culture, wine, and much more.
The story begins back with Jefferson, who in the late 1700s was a huge proponent of wine. He tried unsuccessfully to grow his own vines, and promoted European winedrinking at the white house and in his circles of friends. In 1803 winemaking really begins with Nicholas Longworth in Ohio, with sweet whites.
In the 1850s a huge temperance movement began, and in the 1860s rot came in and destroyed practically all of the vines. At the same time, phylloxera hit heavily in Europe, destroying vines there. It wasn't until the 1870s that solutions began to be implemented for both of these situations ... but by the 1890s there was once again a boom in planting. At the 1900 Paris Expo, 40 American wineries won awards. Wine was on its way up.
Or so people thought. Shortly, the guillotine descended. The death knell for most wineries came with Prohibition in 1917.
Ironically, prohibition resulted in more people drinking to get a buzz, and fewer drinking it reasonably with meals. Home winemaking was legal, so the vineyards that remained open did so by selling "pretty" grapes to this market. These were usually bad for actual winemaking, and the home winemakers worked on making sweet, fortified wines for maximum results and to overwhelm the taste. By the time prohibition ended in 1933, the US winery count had dropped from over 1000 down to 150. Some states stayed dry long after this - Mississippi was the last state to allow alcohol, in 1966.
It was in the late 60s that wine consumption began to rise again - food quality was increasing, people were appreciating more and more foods, and the food they made was able to pair well with wines. At the same time, wine quality was ever increasing. In a famous blind tasting in Paris in 1976, a Stag's Leap 1973 Cabernet and a Chateau Montelena 1973 Chardonnay were rated the top two wines - over two top French wines. Not only that, but the wine tasters consistantly made comments that this one was 'obviously French' or that one was a 'pedestrian American' and were wrong almost every time.
A mere quarter century later, we have fantastic wines being created in just about every state in America, winery tours are booming business, Americans are drinking more and more wine, and the book charts the entire route. The people, events, and situations are richly described, and catch you up in the story.
The book is simply fascinating in many, many ways. Be sure to pick up a copy for yourself!