In Hungary, family names are written first and given names last. Look for great old sepia photos of serious-minded wine men in mustaches and long black coats, plus glimpses of the golden future of this unique varietal, revealed by a serious historian, whose love of wine comes shining through. Some came from the eastern United States, others from Europe. The author would start telling a part of the story, mention an interesting tidbit, and then veer away from it, coming back to it pages and pages later. The writing style was meandering and circular. The grape, grown predominantly in California, has acquired an almost mythic status—in part because of the caliber of its wines and its remarkable versatility, and in part because of the mystery surrounding its origins.
He borrowed large sums of money to expand the vineyards and cellars. In this lively book, Sullivan dispels the false legend that has obscured Zinfandels history for almost a century, reveals the latest scientific findings about the grapes European roots, shares his thoughts on the quality of the wines now being produced, and looks to the future of this remarkable grape. In 1857, he began to bore tunnels into the sides of a nearby mountain and build stone cellars at their entrance. How I Solved the Historical Mysteries Surrounding Zinfandel--Sort Of 2. He traveled through France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and also his native Hungary before returning to California in December 1861 with more than 100,000 cuttings of more than 350 different varieties of vines. He employed as a planting technique. Sullivan ends with his assessments of the 2001 and 2002 vintages, firmly setting the history of Zinfandel into the chronicles of grape history.
Among Sullivans books are A Companion to California Wine: An Encyclopedia of Wine and Winemaking from the Mission Period to the Present California, 1998 and Napa Wine: A History from Mission Days to the Present 1994. About this Item: University of California Press, 2003. In 1856, he bought a small vineyard northeast of the town and renamed it. This book has a lot of interesting information about zinfandel and how it came to an important wine grape in California and tracing it's history back to its genetic source. Moving through , Germany, and England, Haraszthy and his cousin crossed the to New York, then proceeded by way of the , the , and the to , eventually settling there.
When a branch of the opened in San Francisco in April 1854, Haraszthy became the first U. In California he introduced more than three hundred varieties of European grapes. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. In August 1855, he became melter and refiner at the Mint. In that wedding, Natalia Vallejo became Mrs.
Sullivan ends with his assessments of the 2001 and 2002 vintages, firmly setting the history of Zinfandel into the chronicles of grape history. Modern smartphones and computers can read files of any format. If the server does not provide a quick download, then we remove it from the list. University of Oklahoma Press, 2012. Charles Sullivan lovingly blends California wine lore, primary source research and personal history into a thoughtful, compelling and thoroughly enjoyable chronicle of the Zinfandel-tainted California wine trade. Here he brings together his deep knowledge of wine with the results of his extensive research on the grape in the United States and Europe in a book that will entertain and enlighten wine aficionados and casual enthusiasts.
Agoston's father-in-law was Ferenc Dedinszky, the superintendent of a large estate at Futak on the where, among other things, vines were cultivated and wine was produced. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of Zinfandel: A History of a Grape and Its Wine. Sullivan reconstructs Zinfandels journey through history—taking us from Austria to the East Coast of the U. He served from January 5 to May 4, 1852, advancing proposals to relieve flooding on the San Diego River, build a state hospital in San Diego, ease tax burdens on landowners, replace the debt-ridden San Diego city council with a , and provide relief for the indigent in San Diego. Zinfandel: A History of a Grape and Its Wine. Haraszthy left Buena Vista for another vineyard in Sonoma owned by his wife.
When he returned to Hungary in 1842, he made arrangements to write a book about the United States. Strong Wine: The Life and Legend of Agoston Haraszthy. Here he brings together his deep knowledge of wine with the results of his extensive research on the grape in the United States and Europe in a book that will entertain and enlighten wine aficionados and casual enthusiasts. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Journal. This evidence would tend to corroborate Arpad Haraszthy's recollections. The grape, grown predominantly in California, has acquired an almost mythic statusin part because of the caliber of its wines and its remarkable versatility, and in part because of the mystery surrounding its origins. In Hungary, he was formally known as Mokcsai Haraszthy Ágoston.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Feels and appears unread and as new. Prohibition and the Fresh Grape Deal, 1919--1933 9. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1951, 408. This was the second book about the United States to be published in Hungarian.