Behind the Bottle

Author: Eileen M Duffy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1604335319
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Profiling owners, winemakers, and personalities from around the country and the world, Behind the Bottle is a fun and intriguing look at the people who have made Long Island into one of the hottest wine regions in the country. Long Island has been a leader in winemaking since 1975. In the last forty years, Long Island's rise has been meteoric. Long a rural region famed for their duck and their potatoes, Long Island, now visited by 1.3 million people each year, has carved out a wine country second to none. With highly acclaimed wines garnering rave reviews from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications, Long Island wines have been celebrated around the country and across the Atlantic ocean. Here, Edible East End editor Eileen M. Duffy profiles winemakers and wineries that have received this high acclaim, and shares their stories. Men and women from as far away as California, France, even New Zealand have come here to create a wine country whose wines, including Chardonnay, Sauvingon Blanc, Merlot, and Meritages among others, are second to none. BEHIND THE BOTTLE illustrates the fascinating story from the region's birth to its zenith.

Behind the Bottle

Author: Eileen M Duffy
Publisher: Cider Mill Press
ISBN: 9781604335019
Format: PDF
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Profiling owners, winemakers, and personalities from around the country and the world, Behind the Bottle is a fun and intriguing look at the people who have made Long Island into one of the hottest wine regions in the country. Long Island has been a leader in winemaking since 1975. In the last forty years, Long Island's rise has been meteoric. Long a rural region famed for their duck and their potatoes, Long Island, now visited by 1.3 million people each year, has carved out a wine country second to none. With highly acclaimed wines garnering rave reviews from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications, Long Island wines have been celebrated around the country and across the Atlantic ocean. Here, Edible East End editor Eileen M. Duffy profiles winemakers and wineries that have received this high acclaim, and shares their stories. Men and women from as far away as California, France, even New Zealand have come here to create a wine country whose wines, including Chardonnay, Sauvingon Blanc, Merlot, and Meritages among others, are second to none. BEHIND THE BOTTLE illustrates the fascinating story from the region's birth to its zenith.

Long Island Wine Country

Author: Jane Taylor Starwood
Publisher: Three Forks
ISBN: 9780762748396
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A behind-the-scenes tour of one of the country's most popular new wine regions profiles more than forty wine producers while drawing on the everyday experiences of the industry's regional workers, in a guide complemented by recipes and food-pairing recommendations.

North Fork Living

Author: Harry Haralambou
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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As anyone familiar with city life knows very well, the constant demands of career, family, and social obligations can take their toll. For years, New Yorkers have fled to the East End of Long Island, whose peaceful North Fork has quietly drawn those seeking a laid-back, low-key lifestyle and the rustic splendor of its villages, bays, farms, vineyards, and pastoral wooded landscape. In "North Fork Living," Harry Haralambou, who has lived there for twenty years, lovingly captures the character of the region in his own words and spectacular images. From Peconic and Riverhead to Orient and Greenport, the unique integrity of each town is revealed in its architecture and sights. Accompanied by spectacular photographs, "North Fork Living" reveals the lovely essence and irresistible charm of this gorgeous place in all seasons of the year. A complete listing of vineyards and wineries is included.

The House of Mondavi

Author: Julia Flynn Siler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592402595
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Traces four generations of a Napa Valley wine-making family, from the arrival of Italian immigrant Cesare Mondavi at Ellis Island in 1906, to the scandals that rocked the family throughout the twentieth century, to the present-day battle over the family's billion-dollar fortune. First serial, Wall Street Journal.

American Vintage

Author: Paul B. Lukacs
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395914786
Format: PDF, ePub
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Traces the rise of the American wine industry during the twentieth century and profiles the visionaries--including Nicholas Longworth, Gustave Niebaum, and Robert Mondavi--who transformed American wine into some of the best in the world.

In Vino Duplicitas

Author: Peter Hellman
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615193936
Format: PDF
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“An engrossing account of wine fraud and forgery . . . Hellman clearly knows his stuff.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Hellman] presents . . . the macho, competitive, one-upmanship world of the collectors, an atmosphere that perhaps contributed to their gullibility in the high-rolling economy of the early 2000s.”—The New York Times “Heady, intoxicating . . . shines a light on the esoteric and intriguing world of ultrarare, ultrafine wines.”—Foreword, starred review “In Vino Duplicitas is a cautionary tale of how we can let the romance of wine get the better of us. . . . None of us are immune.”—Washington Post Few gain entry to the privileged world of ultrafine wines, where billionaires flock to exclusive auction houses to vie for the scarce surviving bottles from truly legendary years. But Rudy Kurniawan, an unknown twentysomething from Indonesia, was blessed with two gifts that opened doors: a virtuoso palate for wine tasting, and access to a seemingly limitless (if mysterious) supply of the world’s most coveted wines. After bursting onto the scene in 2002, Kurniawan quickly became the leading purveyor of rare wines to the American elite. But in April 2008, his lots of Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis red burgundy—dating as far back as 1945—were abruptly pulled from auction. The problem? The winemaker was certain that this particular burgundy was first produced only in 1982. Journalist Peter Hellman was there, and he would closely investigate as a singular cast of characters—including a Kansas-born billionaire and self-proclaimed “hoarder,” a dignified Burgundian winemaker, a wine-loving young prosecutor, and a crusty FBI agent who prepared for the case by reading French Wine for Dummies—worked to unravel the biggest con in wine history. Whether driven by the love of wine or of justice, all were asking the same question: Was the mild-mannered Kurniawan himself a dupe? Or had one young man—with little experience and few connections—ensnared the world’s top winemakers, sellers, and drinkers in a web of deceit?

The Amityville Horror

Author: Jay Anson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416507698
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The classic and terrifying story of one of the most famous supernatural events--the infamous possessed house on Long Island from which the Lutz family fled in 1975.

Civil Rights on Long Island

Author: Christopher Claude Verga
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439657548
Format: PDF, ePub
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Long Island has been in the corridors of almost all major turning points of American history, but Long Island has been overlooked as a battleground of the civil rights movement. Since early colonization by the English settlers in the 17th century, the shadow of slavery has bequeathed a racial caste system that has directly or indirectly been enforced. During World War II, every member of society was asked to participate in ending tyranny within European and Asian borders. Homeward-bound black soldiers expected a societal change in race relations; instead they found the same racial barriers they experienced prior to the war. They were refused homes in developments such as Levittown, denied mortgages, and had their children face limited educational opportunities. Collective efforts from organizations such as Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) employed civil disobedience as a tactic to fracture racial barriers.

The Billionaire s Vinegar

Author: Benjamin Wallace
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307338789
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Describes the 1985 purchase of a bottle of 1787 Chãateau 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 bricked-up Paris cellar.