Pioneering American Wine

This volume collects the most important writings on viticulture by Nicholas Herbemont (1771-1839), who is widely considered the finest practicing winemaker of the early United States.

Author: Nicholas Herbemont

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820336404

Category: Cooking

Page: 312

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This volume collects the most important writings on viticulture by Nicholas Herbemont (1771-1839), who is widely considered the finest practicing winemaker of the early United States. Included are his two major treatises on viticulture, thirty-one other published pieces on vine growing and wine making, and essays that outline his agrarian philosophy. Over the course of his career, Herbemont cultivated more than three hundred varieties of grapes in a garden the size of a city block in Columbia, South Carolina, and in a vineyard at his plantation, Palmyra, just outside the city. Born in France, Herbemont carefully tested the most widely held methods of growing, pruning, processing, and fermentation in use in Europe to see which proved effective in the southern environment. His treatise "Wine Making," first published in the American Farmer in 1833, became for a generation the most widely read and reliable American guide to the art of producing potable vintage. David S. Shields, in his introductory essay, positions Herbemont not only as important to the history of viticulture in America but also as a notable proponent of agricultural reform in the South. Herbemont advocated such practices as crop rotation and soil replenishment and was an outspoken critic of slave-based cotton culture.

Cincinnati Wine An Effervescent History

Shields, David S. Pioneering American Wine: Writings of Nicholas Herbemont Master Viticulturist. Atlanta: University of Georgia Press, 2009. Stevens, Linda Walker. What Wonderous Life: The World of George Husmann.

Author: Dann Woellert

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467148320

Category: History

Page: 192

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Wine and Cincinnati were once a perfect pairing, so much so that the "Queen City" nickname was inspired by Sparkling Catawba Wine, the delectable libation that sparked the Catawba Craze of the mid-1800s. Longworth's Golden Wedding Sparkling Catawba was the most celebrated, but Werk's Golden Eagle and Red Cross, Corneau's Cornucopia, Thompson's Hillside, Bogen's Diamond, Mottier's National Premium and Schumann's Queen Victoria also bolstered the city's reputation as the American Rhineland. These winemakers passed their knowledge on to Lake Erie, the New York Finger Lakes, Pennsylvania, Missouri and California. Today, that knowledge has returned home, as Henke, Skeleton Root, Meier and Vinoklet hope to make the city a wine haven once again. Food historian Dann Woellert leads a tour through Cincy's storied past and promising future with the grape and the vine.

Writing in the Kitchen

John Hailman explains this point in Thomas Jefferson on Wine (371–96). 11. For an account of early American viticulture, see David S. Shields, Pioneering American Wine: The Writings of Nicholas Herbemont, Master Viticulturist (4–14).

Author: David A. Davis

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781626742109

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Scarlett O’Hara munched on a radish and vowed never to go hungry again. Vardaman Bundren ate bananas in Faulkner’s Jefferson, and the Invisible Man dined on a sweet potato in Harlem. Although food and stories may be two of the most prominent cultural products associated with the South, the connections between them have not been thoroughly explored until now. Southern food has become the subject of increasingly self-conscious intellectual consideration. The Southern Foodways Alliance, the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, food-themed issues of Oxford American and Southern Cultures, and a spate of new scholarly and popular books demonstrate this interest. Writing in the Kitchen explores the relationship between food and literature and makes a major contribution to the study of both southern literature and of southern foodways and culture more widely. This collection examines food writing in a range of literary expressions, including cookbooks, agricultural journals, novels, stories, and poems. Contributors interpret how authors use food to explore the changing South, considering the ways race, ethnicity, class, gender, and region affect how and what people eat. They describe foods from specific southern places such as New Orleans and Appalachia, engage both the historical and contemporary South, and study the food traditions of ethnicities as they manifest through the written word.

Select Wine Bibliographies

... the Yarra Valley Wine Industry Place: Kilsyth, Victoria, Australia Publisher: Roundabout Publishers Date: 2006 Format: ISBN: Location: Australia Various Author: Herbemont, Nicholas Title: Pioneering American Wine Subtitle: Writings ...

Author: Warren R. Johnson

Publisher: Second Harvest Books

ISBN: 9780983647058

Category: Reference

Page: 213

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Wine Fiction: A Bibliography will lead you to mystery, romance, novels, poetry, plays, stories, humor, horror, juvenile, anthology and other books with a wine, winery, or vineyard theme. These may be new, old, out-of-print, or hard to find works. Many are now available in a new format. Use this guide as a starting point to find a book you did not know about. Find your next new favorite book here. This work is arranged by subject for easy use. Fields included are Author, Title, Subtitle, Place of publication, Publisher, Date of publication, Format, Genre, Location, ISBN, and any pertinent notes. Notes may include other editions available. This second edition indicates new entries added since the first edition was published. Wine Fiction: A Bibliography lists works published from the 1600s through the year 2020. All works are in the English language, even those that have a foreign setting. The strengths of this work include titles published in the United States, Australia, and Canada, as well as England, Europe and South America. The most extensive listings are Mysteries, Romances, and Novels. There is no other wine fiction bibliography arranged by subject with ISBNs for quick purchase or library borrowing. You will appreciate owning this work for years to come.

Empire of Vines

See also Thomas Pinney, History of Wine in America from the Beginnings to Prohibition (Berkeley: University of ... 1977), 8; David S. Shields, Pioneering American Wine (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2009), 86; Richardson Wright, ...

Author: Erica Hannickel

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812208900

Category: History

Page: 312

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The lush, sun-drenched vineyards of California evoke a romantic, agrarian image of winemaking, though in reality the industry reflects American agribusiness at its most successful. Nonetheless, as author Erica Hannickel shows, this fantasy is deeply rooted in the history of grape cultivation in America. Empire of Vines traces the development of wine culture as grape growing expanded from New York to the Midwest before gaining ascendancy in California—a progression that illustrates viticulture's centrality to the nineteenth-century American projects of national expansion and the formation of a national culture. Empire of Vines details the ways would-be gentleman farmers, ambitious speculators, horticulturalists, and writers of all kinds deployed the animating myths of American wine culture, including the classical myth of Bacchus, the cult of terroir, and the fantasy of pastoral republicanism. Promoted by figures as varied as horticulturalist Andrew Jackson Downing, novelist Charles Chesnutt, railroad baron Leland Stanford, and Cincinnati land speculator Nicholas Longworth (known as the father of American wine), these myths naturalized claims to land for grape cultivation and legitimated national expansion. Vineyards were simultaneously lush and controlled, bearing fruit at once culturally refined and naturally robust, laying claim to both earthy authenticity and social pedigree. The history of wine culture thus reveals nineteenth-century Americans' fascination with the relationship between nature and culture.

Kevin Zraly s American Wine Guide 2009

Lake Erie Central Delaware Valley Cumberland Valley Lancaster Valley a PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania has a wine history ... The Keystone State made an important contribution to the American wine industry through its pioneering Farm Winery ...

Author: Kevin Zraly

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 140275745X

Category: Cooking

Page: 246

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Kevin Zraly, winner of the 2006 Wine Literary Award, brings you this revised edition of the only guide to cover the wines and wineries of all fifty states. (Yes—including Alaska!) Zraly has noted that “Americans are drinking more wine now than they ever have before,” and his sparkling work quenches our need for advice on this booming, underserved subject. In addition to everything previously included—the fascinating history and background details, magnificent spreads with maps of the wine-growing areas, handsome labels, fact boxes on each state, great wine selections (many at under $15)—Kevin’s added more. The 2009 edition includes updated information throughout, as well as greatly expanded entries for eight states: Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, Maryland, Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Connecticut. Zraly offers his expert and up-to-the minute picks by varietal and price range, all based on their ready availability throughout the country. Filled with accessible information and capturing Zraly’s love of wine and winemaking, this handy, incisive volume is the perfect resource for understanding and enjoying American wine.

Space and Self in Early Modern European Cultures

From 1999 to 2008 he edited the journal Early American Literature. Recent titles include Material Culture in Anglo-America (Columbia, SC, 2009) and Pioneering American Wine (Athens, GA, 2009). He edited the landmark Library of American ...

Author: David Warren Sabean

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442643949

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

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The notion of 'selfhood' conjures up images of self-sufficiency, integrity, introspectiveness, and autonomy – characteristics typically associated with 'modernity.' The seventeenth century marks the crucial transition to a new form of 'bourgeois' selfhood, although the concept goes back to the pre-modern and early modern period. A richly interdisciplinary collection, Space and Self integrates perspectives from history, history of literature, and history of art to link the issue of selfhood to the new and vital literature on space. As Space and Self shows, there have at all times been multiple paths and alternative possibilities for forming identities, marking personhood, and experiencing life as a concrete, singular individual. Positioning self and space as specific and evolving constructs, a diverse group of contributors explore how persons become embodied in particular places or inscribed in concrete space. Space and Self thus sets the terms for current discussion of these topics and provides new approaches to studying their cultural specificity.

The Rise and Fall of James Busby

He noted in his account of his trip to France how he had been 'attentively observing' the country's wine districts, ... 64 N. Herbemont, in Pioneering American Wine: The Writings of Nicholas Herbemont, Master Viticulturist, ed.

Author: Paul Moon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350116665

Category: History

Page: 368

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One of the British Empire's most troubling colonial exports in the 19th-century, James Busby is known as the father of the Australian wine industry, the author of New Zealand's Declaration of Independence and a central figure in the early history of independent New Zealand as its British Resident from 1833 to 1840. Officially the man on the ground for the British government in the volatile society of New Zealand in the 1830s, Busby endeavoured to create his own parliament and act independently of his superiors in London. This put him on a collision course with the British Government, and ultimately destroyed his career. With a reputation as an inept, conceited and increasingly embittered person, this caricature of Busby's character has slipped into the historical bloodstream where it remains to the present day. This book draws on an extensive range of previously-unused archival records to reconstruct Busby's life in much more intimate form, and exposes the back-room plotting that ultimately destroyed his plans for New Zealand. It will alter the way that Britain's colonisation of New Zealand is understood, and will leave readers with an appreciation of how individuals, more than policies, shaped the Empire and its rule.

East Coast Wineries

Because Hermann J. Wiemer is probably the most celebrated living winemaker on the entire East Coast , called one of the pioneering visionaries of American wine by Food & Wine , praised by every other major food and wine magazine ...

Author: Carlo DeVito

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813533120

Category: Cooking

Page: 326

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The only comprehensive, up-to-date guide to wineries of the eastern United States! Look out Napa Valley. From Maine to Virginia, a surprising number of vintners are producing impressive wines worthy of a celebratory toast. Or two. Once thought to be a region dominated by quaint farm wines, the eastern U.S. now boasts a number of highly coveted wines. Pinot Noirs and Merlots, Rieslings and Gewürztraminers are being bottled all along the Atlantic, so even the most discriminating wine drinker can find something to please the palate. Here is the only comprehensive, up-to-date directory to nearly 300 wineries across New England and the mid-Atlantic. Wineries in thirteen states are covered: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Invaluable as both a buying and touring guide, East Coast Wineries offers insights into the winemaking world and puts the reviews of the experts at your fingertips. Features include: A short history of the winery A listing of wines offered by that winery, plus recommended buys Reviews by wine experts from major newspapers, magazines, and journals Directions and hours of operation A listing of annual wine festivals and other special events Whether you're a wine connoisseur or a beginner, East Coast Wineries is the book to read. Cheers!

The Wild Vine

A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine Todd Kliman. of a general in the field. The ruddy skin, the long, clambering strides, the flinty impatience—it's as if some iconic pioneer woman, tough-minded and independent, ...

Author: Todd Kliman

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307591302

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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A rich romp through untold American history featuring fabulous characters, The Wild Vine is the tale of a little-known American grape that rocked the fine-wine world of the nineteenth century and is poised to do so again today. Author Todd Kliman sets out on an epic quest to unravel the mystery behind Norton, a grape used to make a Missouri wine that claimed a prestigious gold medal at an international exhibition in Vienna in 1873. At a time when the vineyards of France were being ravaged by phylloxera, this grape seemed to promise a bright future for a truly American brand of wine-making, earthy and wild. And then Norton all but vanished. What happened? The narrative begins more than a hundred years before California wines were thought to have put America on the map as a wine-making nation and weaves together the lives of a fascinating cast of renegades. We encounter the suicidal Dr. Daniel Norton, tinkering in his experimental garden in 1820s Richmond, Virginia. Half on purpose and half by chance, he creates a hybrid grape that can withstand the harsh New World climate and produce good, drinkable wine, thus succeeding where so many others had failed so fantastically before, from the Jamestown colonists to Thomas Jefferson himself. Thanks to an influential Long Island, New York, seed catalog, the grape moves west, where it is picked up in Missouri by German immigrants who craft the historic 1873 bottling. Prohibition sees these vineyards burned to the ground by government order, but bootleggers keep the grape alive in hidden backwoods plots. Generations later, retired Air Force pilot Dennis Horton, who grew up playing in the abandoned wine caves of the very winery that produced the 1873 Norton, brings cuttings of the grape back home to Virginia. Here, dot-com-millionaire-turned-vintner Jenni McCloud, on an improbable journey of her own, becomes Norton’s ultimate champion, deciding, against all odds, to stake her entire reputation on the outsider grape. Brilliant and provocative, The Wild Vine shares with readers a great American secret, resuscitating the Norton grape and its elusive, inky drink and forever changing the way we look at wine, America, and long-cherished notions of identity and reinvention.