Grapes Into Wine: A Guide to Winemaking in America. Philip M. Wagner.

Grapes Into Wine: A Guide to Winemaking in America

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First edition thus. Photographs, maps, diagrams. Hardcover. Octavo. xvi, 302, xiii pages. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Small chip to jacket at top edge of upper joint fold, some short closed edge tears.

Covers all aspects of making good wine. Wagner was a very important figure in American winemaking, pioneering the French-American hybrid grapes that could withstand cold climates and high humidity. These hybrids formed the basis for a new winegrowing industry east of the Rockies. . He founded Maryland's most famous winery--Boordy Vineyards--in 1945. Contains a good bibliography.

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