By Richard Figiel
Winegrower and journalist Richard Figiel deals the 1st complete heritage of recent York wine, following its turbulent evolution around the nation and rising as a dynamic participant on the earth of excellent wine. He starts off via interpreting New York’s detailed viticultural roots and the geologic forces that formed the state’s terrain for winegrowing. beginning with early efforts to develop grapes for wine within the Hudson Valley, the tale strikes west to the Finger Lakes and Lake Erie, circles round the country from big apple to the North state, and, ultimately, to modern long island urban. via booms and busts, he explores the recent York wine industry’s carrying on with strategy of reinvention by way of imaginitive immigrants, kinfolk dynasties, immense enterprises, and back-to-the-land dreamers. relocating throughout centuries of winemaking, Figiel unfolds a rare array of grape species, kinds, and wines.
“[Figiel’s] prose is obvious and effective. He tells the tale good … you won't discover a larger brief historical past of latest York wine.” — FingerLakesWine.info
“In his quiet prose, Figiel chronicles the battles among growers and the storms that descend upon them, the arctic kick back racing down from the north, or the temperance stream that erupted out of Chautauqua and resulted in Prohibition. It’s compelling analyzing, even if you’re a wine drinker in long island or an American historical past buff.” — Wine & Spirits
“This is a transparent and coherent theme—the evolution of a big smooth wine in big apple. it's the such a lot whole heritage of this topic.” — Ian A. Merwin, viticulturalist at Cornell college, coauthor of A Grower’s consultant to natural Apples
“What works is whilst the booklet weaves among delivering easy heritage after which anecdotes that remove darkness from that heritage. I had hassle placing the publication down since it used to be interesting. this could make a truly tremendous contribution to the literature of wine-making in New York.” — John C. Hartsock, writer of Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery
In 1982, Richard Figiel validated Silver Thread winery at the jap shore of Seneca Lake, within the center of the Finger Lakes sector and used to be the owner till 2011. He has edited 3 wine magazines and written or contributed to numerous books on American wine. He lives in Trumansburg, New York.
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Circle of Vines: The Story of New York Wine (Excelsior Editions) by Richard Figiel