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History of Wine in America From Prohibition to the Present

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ISBN-10: 0520254309

ISBN-13: 9780520254305

Edition: 2007

Authors: Thomas Pinney

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A History of Wine in Americais the definitive account of winemaking in the United States, first as it was carried out under Prohibition, and then as it developed and spread to all fifty states after the repeal of Prohibition. Engagingly written, exhaustively researched, and rich in detail, this book describes how Prohibition devastated the wine industry, the conditions of renewal after Repeal, the various New Deal measures that affected wine, and the early markets and methods. Thomas Pinney goes on to examine the effects of World War II and how the troubled postwar years led to the great wine boom of the late 1960s, the spread of winegrowing to almost every state, and its continued…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 548
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Thomas Pinneyis Professor of English, Emeritus, at Pomona College. He is the author or editor of several books including the two-volumeA History of Wine in America(UC Press). The second volume of this definitive wine history won the 2006 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award for best book on wine, beer, or spirits.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Forms of Life in a Dry World
The Rules Change
The Dismal '30s
Making and Selling Wine in the '30s
Wine in the War Years
Back East
Changing Weather
The Big Change: California
A New Dawn (I): The Northern and Central States
A New Dawn (II): The South
The West without California
California to the Present Day
Sources and Works Cited