By Charles L. Sullivan, Hugh Johnson
California is the nation's nice winery, providing grapes for many of the wine produced within the usa. The nation is domestic to greater than seven hundred wineries, and California's preferable wines are famous during the global. yet in the past there was no complete consultant to California wine and winemaking. Charles L. Sullivan's A spouse to California Wine admirably fills that gap--here is the reference paintings for shoppers, wine writers, manufacturers, and scholars.Sullivan's encyclopedic instruction manual lines the Golden State's wine from its undertaking interval and Gold Rush origins all the way down to final year's planting and classic information. All elements of wine are incorporated, and wine construction from vine propagation to bottling is defined in elementary language. There are entries for a few 750 wineries, either historic and modern; for greater than a hundred wine grape kinds, from Aleatico to Zinfandel; and for wine forms from claret to vermouth--all given in a ancient context.In the book's foreword the doyen of wine writers, Hugh Johnson, tells of his personal forty-year appreciation of California wine and its background. "Charles Sullivan's Companion," he provides, "will give you the grist for debate, hypothesis, and memory to any extent further. With admirable dispassion he units sooner than us simply what has occurred within the plot so far."
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AHERN, ALBERT. See FREEMARK ABBEY WINERY AHLGREN VINEYARD (BW 4764). Dexter and Valerie Ahlgren founded this small winery in the Santa Cruz Mountain in 1976. Producing about 3,000 cases from grapes grown in the California coastal valleys, they have developed a good reputation for their Cabernet Sauvignon. ALAMBIC. See BRANDY ALAMBIC, INC. See GERMAIN-ROBIN ALAMEDA COUNTY. Two important wine-growing areas developed here on the east side of San Francisco Bay in the nineteenth century. The first was in the foothills facing the Bay, around the old MISSION SAN JOSE* in Washington Township.
Anderson Vineyard will be found among the As. Cross-references to other entries are indicated by SMALL CAPS. Particularly useful cross-references are embellished with asterisks as well. Bibliographic references at the end of individual entries indicate further sources of information; a select bibliography of general literature is supplied at the end of the book. The following abbreviations have been used extensively: AVA = American Viticultural Area BATF = Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms BW = Bonded Winery, followed by the number of the bond certificate BW CA = Bonded Winery, California BWC = Bonded Winery Cellar D S P = Distilled Spirits Producer Page 1 A ACACIA WINERY (BW 5067).
Perhaps it is simply the closeness of even ancient historyby California standardsthat makes the past so palpable and the present so richly textured. In northern California history is just two biblical lifetimes longand none of the bravura of the first of those lives has been forgotten, or allowed to die. For modern purposes it is easy to divide the story of California wine into two. Pre-Prohibition we can call Pioneer. That's what it looks like from herealthough such monumental establishments as Greystone or Inglenook or the vast Kohler & Froehling wine warehouse that was destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake and fire certainly didn't feel that way to the armies of cellarmen and clerks who manned them.
A companion to California wine: an encyclopedia of wine and winemaking from the mission period to the present by Charles L. Sullivan, Hugh Johnson