By Tom Acitelli
The tale of the way the USA got here to dominate high-quality wine
In 1976, the bicentennial yr of yank Independence, the nation's wine was once a world afterthought—stylistically and commercially. inside a iteration, although, the U.S. might stand definitely on the global forefront of wine, reversing centuries of Euro-centrism and dominating the fruit of the vine so completely that Europeans have been pressured to undertake American phrases to explain their very own creations. within the method, it spawned a wine tradition and have become intertwined with a type of aspirational residing: American wonderful wine turned a foundational component of gourmand nutrition, fact television, a myriad of print guides and blogs, dear holiday programs, reward catalogues, or even the plot of an Oscar-winning motion picture. utilizing fundamental resources, together with interviews with the key figures within the upward push of yank positive wine, the e-book lines the arguable personalities and seismic occasions that resulted in American advertisement and stylistic dominance of the world's such a lot celebrated alcoholic beverage—a dominance that exhibits no symptoms of waning.
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American Wine: A Coming-of-Age Story by Tom Acitelli