|I. N 1974, Jim Held went west and took a few courses at the University of |
California—Davis in its nationally renowned program in winemaking and
viticulture. The irony was not lost on him that he had gone off to California to try to
learn and ...
|Describes the 1985 purchase of a bottle of 1787 Ch„ateau Lafite Bordeaux for $156,000, the mysterious background of the wine, and the enigmatic wine collector who discovered the bottle, once supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson, in a ...|
|This is the thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious, daring measures to save their cherished crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them.|
|Complete with cocktail recipes for would-be epicurean time-travelers, this is history at its most intoxicating. From the Hardcover edition.|
|" With fast-paced narration and lively characters, she carries the story through the twentieth century and beyond, from repeated struggles over licensing and Sunday liquor sales, from the Whiskey Rebellion to the temperance movement, from ...|