Great Wines of America by Paul Lukacs
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Great Wines of America
By Paul Lukacs

The Great Wines of America

The Top Forty Vintners, Vineyards and Vintages

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Great Wines of America by Paul Lukacs

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  • Winner of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards: Best Book All Categories 2005.

Book Description

American wine-once an object of ridicule-now holds its own against the world's best. But which wines are America's finest? Who makes them? In The Great Wines of America, Paul Lukacs selects forty wines that have helped elevate American wine to unprecedented heights. Each chapter contains the specific wine's history, the vintner's vision for it, a map of its terroir, and a list of successful vintages. Not too long ago, American wine was an object of ridicule. When compared to the great growths of Europe, it played in the minor leagues-if it even played the same game. All that has changed. At the start of the twenty-first century, the finest American wines hold their own with the best made anywhere. But which wines are these? And who are the people responsible for them? Because American vineyards are largely devoid of tradition, American vintners have had to make choices unknown to their Old World counterparts. These involve which grapes to grow, where best to plant the vines, and, most important, how to create rather than merely emulate truly distinctive wines. The Great Wines of America tells the story of how those choices, made successfully, have elevated American wine to unprecedented heights of quality and renown.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393329414
ISBN-10: 0393329410
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Winner of the James Beard Foundation, International Association of Culinary Professionals, and Clicquot Wine Book of the Year awards

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Author Biography - Paul Lukacs

Paul Lukacs is the author of American Vintage and The Great Wines of America. A James Beard, Cliquot, and IACP award winner, he has been writing about wine and its cultural contexts for nearly twenty years. He is a professor of English at Loyola University of Maryland, where he directs the University's Center for the Humanities. He lives in Baltimore.

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