Press "Enter" to skip to content

Richard Figiel's Circle of Vines: The Story of New York Wine (Excelsior PDF

By Richard Figiel

Traces the background of the hot York wine because it developed around the state.

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.” —

“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.

Show description

Read or Download Circle of Vines: The Story of New York Wine (Excelsior Editions) PDF

Similar spirits books

Get Tasting the Good Life: Wine Tourism in the Napa Valley PDF

Whereas anthropologists usually were accused of failing to "study up," this booklet turns an anthropological lens on an elite task – wine tasting. 5 million humans a yr, from the U.S. and out of the country, commute to California's Napa Valley to event the "good life": to flavor advantageous wines, consume advantageous nutrition, and immerse themselves in different subtle pleasures whereas surrounded through bucolic good looks.

Read e-book online The Wines of Burgundy PDF

Ten years after the booklet of the hugely acclaimed, award-winning Côte D'Or: a party of the nice Wines of Burgundy, the "Bible of Burgundy," Clive Coates now deals this completely revised and up-to-date sequel. This long-awaited paintings information all of the significant vintages from 2006 again to 1959 and comprises hundreds of thousands of contemporary tasting notes of the head wines.

New PDF release: Le goût du vin - 5e éd : Le grand livre de la dégustation

« Mieux connaître pour mieux apprécier », telle est los angeles clé de voûte du Goût du vin. Cet ouvrage a été écrit en pensant à tous ceux qui s’intéressent au vin de qualité et qui s’interrogent sur les mystères de son goût et sur l. a. signification de l’acte de boire. Ce livre bénéficie de tout le poids des connaissances œnologiques mais aussi de l’apport de l’expérience des hommes du vin.

Download PDF by Jim Meehan: Meehan's Bartender Manual

A stunningly packaged, definitive consultant to bar-building from one of many world’s such a lot acclaimed bartenders.   Meehan’s Bartender handbook is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan’s magnum opus—and the 1st ebook to give an explanation for the bits and bobs of the trendy bar undefined. This groundbreaking paintings chronicles Meehan’s storied profession within the bar enterprise via useful, enlightening chapters that blend background with expert perception.

Extra info for Circle of Vines: The Story of New York Wine (Excelsior Editions)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Circle of Vines: The Story of New York Wine (Excelsior Editions) by Richard Figiel

by James

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 31 votes