From Demon to Darling

Author: Richard Mendelson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520268008
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Reflecting America's complicated and often confused cultural identity, laws have long regulated who can and cannot make, sell, distribute, purchase, and drink wine. Richard Mendelson's compelling legal history is detailed but never dry because it reveals as much about Americans' attitudes towards themselves as about their understanding of wine."—Paul Lukacs, author of American Vintage: The Rise of American Wine and The Great Wines of America "This concise yet well-documented history of how the wine industry has fared, and ultimately triumphed, through temperance, Prohibition, and convoluted control systems makes an enjoyable read for any serious oenophile."—Philip J. Cook, author of Paying the Tab: The Costs and Benefits of Alcohol Control

Drinking History

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231530994
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A companion to Andrew F. Smith’s critically acclaimed and popular Eating History: Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine, this volume recounts the individuals, ingredients, corporations, controversies, and myriad events responsible for America’s diverse and complex beverage scene. Smith revisits the country’s major historical moments—colonization, the American Revolution, the Whiskey Rebellion, the temperance movement, Prohibition, and its repeal—and he tracks the growth of the American beverage industry throughout the world. The result is an intoxicating encounter with an often overlooked aspect of American culture and global influence. Americans have invented, adopted, modified, and commercialized tens of thousands of beverages—whether alcoholic or nonalcoholic, carbonated or caffeinated, warm or frozen, watery or thick, spicy or sweet. These include uncommon cocktails, varieties of coffee and milk, and such iconic creations as Welch’s Grape Juice, Coca-Cola, root beer, and Kool-Aid. Involved in their creation and promotion were entrepreneurs and environmentalists, bartenders and bottlers, politicians and lobbyists, organized and unorganized criminals, teetotalers and drunks, German and Italian immigrants, savvy advertisers and gullible consumers, prohibitionists and medical professionals, and everyday Americans in love with their brew. Smith weaves a wild history full of surprising stories and explanations for such classic slogans as “taxation with and without representation;” “the lips that touch wine will never touch mine;” and “rum, Romanism, and rebellion.” He reintroduces readers to Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and the colorful John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), and he rediscovers America’s vast literary and cultural engagement with beverages and their relationship to politics, identity, and health.

Wine Law in America

Author: Richard P. Mendelson
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454824093
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Richard P. Mendelson deftly explains the federal, state, and local laws that govern wine production, taxation, marketing, distribution, and sales. Wine Law in America: Law and Policy exemplifies and sheds light on Commerce Clause and 21st Amendment issues, as well as matters of public health and social responsibility. Complementing a variety of courses, Wine Law in America: Law and Policy, features: lucid explanations of the federal, state, and local laws governing wine production, taxation, marketing, distribution, and sales discussion of Commerce Clause and 21st Amendment issues case law that addresses interstate trade in wine coverage of intellectual property concerns regarding wine labeling and advertising matters of public health and social responsibility for wine industry members and wine consumers how to establish and operate a wineryincluding grape sourcing, vineyard leases, and licensing and permitting descriptions of key international institutions and agreements that regulate the global wine industry

Wines of Eastern North America

Author: Hudson Cattell
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 080146899X
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In 1975 there were 125 wineries in eastern North America. By 2013 there were more than 2,400. How and why the eastern United States and Canada became a major wine region of the world is the subject of this history. Unlike winemakers in California with its Mediterranean climate, the pioneers who founded the industry after Prohibition—1933 in the United States and 1927 in Ontario—had to overcome natural obstacles such as subzero cold in winter and high humidity in the summer that favored diseases devastating to grapevines. Enologists and viticulturists at Eastern research stations began to find grapevine varieties that could survive in the East and make world-class wines. These pioneers were followed by an increasing number of dedicated growers and winemakers who fought in each of their states to get laws dating back to Prohibition changed so that an industry could begin. Hudson Cattell, a leading authority on the wines of the East, in this book presents a comprehensive history of the growth of the industry from Prohibition to today. He draws on extensive archival research and his more than thirty-five years as a wine journalist specializing in the grape and wine industry of the wines of eastern North America. The second section of the book adds detail to the history in the form of multiple appendixes that can be referred to time and again. Included here is information on the origin of grapes used for wine in the East, the crosses used in developing the French hybrids and other varieties, how the grapes were named, and the types of wines made in the East and when. Cattell also provides a state-by-state history of the earliest wineries that led the way.

Alcohol

Author: Rod Phillips
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469617617
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Whether as wine, beer, or spirits, alcohol has had a constant and often controversial role in social life. In his innovative book on the attitudes toward and consumption of alcohol, Rod Phillips surveys a 9,000-year cultural and economic history, uncovering the tensions between alcoholic drinks as healthy staples of daily diets and as objects of social, political, and religious anxiety. In the urban centers of Europe and America, where it was seen as healthier than untreated water, alcohol gained a foothold as the drink of choice, but it has been more regulated by governmental and religious authorities more than any other commodity. As a potential source of social disruption, alcohol created volatile boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable consumption and broke through barriers of class, race, and gender. Phillips follows the ever-changing cultural meanings of these potent potables and makes the surprising argument that some societies have entered "post-alcohol" phases. His is the first book to examine and explain the meanings and effects of alcohol in such depth, from global and long-term perspectives.

Wine in America

Author: Richard Mendelson
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: 9780735599741
Format: PDF, ePub
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Richard P. Mendelson deftly explains the federal, state, and local laws that govern wine production, taxation, marketing, distribution, and sales. Wine Law in America: Law and Policy exemplifies and sheds light on Commerce Clause and 21st Amendment issues, as well as matters of public health and social responsibility. Complementing a variety of courses, Wine Law in America: Law and Policy, features: lucid explanations of the federal, state, and local laws governing wine production, taxation, marketing, distribution, and sales discussion of Commerce Clause and 21st Amendment issues case law that addresses interstate trade in wine coverage of intellectual property concerns regarding wine labeling and advertising matters of public health and social responsibility for wine industry members and wine consumers how to establish and operate a wineryincluding grape sourcing, vineyard leases, and licensing and permitting descriptions of key international institutions and agreements that regulate the global wine industry

Appellation Napa Valley

Author: Richard Mendelson
Publisher: Val de Grace
ISBN: 9780984884995
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Thanks to a far-sighted band of creative pioneers, and thanks to a very special community intelligence and spirit, the Napa Valley has transformed itself from a sleepy, inward-looking farm and ranching enclave into one of the most prestigious and exciting wine-growing regions in the world. InAppellation Napa Valley, the renowned wine lawyer and industry authority Richard Mendelson takes us inside the legal and commercial struggles that did so much to make the Napa Valley into what it is today. Along the way, he brings us incisive portraits of the men and women who joined hands in common cause and common spirit, igniting a revolution in American wine and food in the process. Enlivened by exquisite maps and drawings from vineyards and cellars, plus a foreword by the celebrated French Laundry chef Thomas Keller,Appellation Napa Valley is a unique keepsake book to be savored and cherished for many years to come.

The Little Red Book of Wine Law

Author: Carol Robertson
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590319888
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Following on the success of The Little Green Book of Golf Law, this fascinating book takes a look at how the world of wine, vineyards and wine drinking has intersected with the law. Modeled after a case of wine, this book contains 12 chapters each examining a specific topic. The book broadens anyone's appreciation of the wine industry, and will be a welcome addition to any wine enthusiasts or lawyers library.