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Author Cattell, Hudson,
Title Wines of eastern North America : from Prohibition to the present--a history and desk reference / Hudson Cattell.
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2014.

Author Cattell, Hudson,
Subject Wine and wine making -- East (U.S.) -- History.
Wine and wine making -- Canada, Eastern -- History.
Wine industry -- East (U.S.) -- History.
Wine industry -- Canada, Eastern -- History.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Prohibition and its aftermath -- Philip Wagner and the arrival of the French hybrids -- Dr. Konstantin Frank and the pro-vinifera crusade -- Vineyards and wineries before Farm Winery legislation -- Farm winery laws and their effects -- The industry develops in the 1970s -- Building the infrastructure in the 1970s -- Winery events and marketing in the 1970's -- Growing pains in the 1980s -- Winery promotion in the 1980s -- Temperance, neo-prohibition, and the French paradox -- Consolidation in the 1990s -- The new century.
Summary In 1975 there were 125 wineries in eastern North America. By 2013 there were more than 2,400. How and why the eastern United States and Canada became a major wine region of the world is the subject of this history. Unlike winemakers in California with its Mediterranean climate, the pioneers who founded the industry after Prohibition--1933 in the United States and 1927 in Ontario--had to overcome natural obstacles such as subzero cold in winter and high humidity in the summer that favored diseases devastating to grapevines. Enologists and viticulturists at Eastern research stations began to find grapevine varieties that could survive in the East and make world-class wines. These pioneers were followed by an increasing number of dedicated growers and winemakers who fought in each of their states to get laws dating back to Prohibition changed so that an industry could begin. Hudson Cattell, a leading authority on the wines of the East, in this book presents a comprehensive history of the growth of the industry from Prohibition to today. He draws on extensive archival research and his more than thirty-five years as a wine journalist specializing in the grape and wine industry of the wines of eastern North America. The second section of the book adds detail to the history in the form of multiple appendixes that can be referred to time and again. Included here is information on the origin of grapes used for wine in the East, the crosses used in developing the French hybrids and other varieties, how the grapes were named, and the types of wines made in the East and when. Cattell also provides a state-by-state history of the earliest wineries that led the way.
Note In English.
ISBN 9780801469008 (electronic bk.)
0801469007 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.7591/9780801469008
OCLC # 865508943
Additional Format Print version: Cattell, Hudson. Wines of eastern North America 9780801451980 (DLC) 2013026057 (OCoLC)850856472

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