Traces the background of the recent York wine because it developed around the state.
Winegrower and journalist Richard Figiel bargains the 1st finished background of latest York wine, following its turbulent evolution around the country and rising as a dynamic participant on this planet of excellent wine. He starts via studying New York’s certain viticultural roots and the geologic forces that formed the state’s terrain for winegrowing. beginning with early efforts to develop grapes for wine within the Hudson Valley, the tale strikes west to the Finger Lakes and Lake Erie, circles round the nation from big apple to the North nation, and, eventually, to modern manhattan urban. via booms and busts, he explores the hot York wine industry’s carrying on with means of reinvention through innovative immigrants, relations dynasties, gigantic agencies, and back-to-the-land dreamers. relocating throughout centuries of winemaking, Figiel unfolds a unprecedented array of grape species, forms, and wines.
“[Figiel’s] prose is apparent and effective. He tells the tale good … you won't discover a higher brief background of recent York wine.” — FingerLakesWine.info
“In his quiet prose, Figiel chronicles the battles among growers and the storms that descend upon them, the arctic sit back racing down from the north, or the temperance flow that erupted out of Chautauqua and resulted in Prohibition. It’s compelling analyzing, even if you’re a wine drinker in big apple or an American heritage buff.” — Wine & Spirits
“This is a transparent and coherent theme—the evolution of an immense glossy wine in ny. it's the so much whole heritage of this topic.” — Ian A. Merwin, viticulturalist at Cornell collage, coauthor of A Grower’s advisor to natural Apples
“What works is while the booklet weaves among supplying easy background after which anecdotes that remove darkness from that historical past. I had hassle placing the booklet down since it used to be enjoyable. this could make a truly high-quality contribution to the literature of wine-making in New York.” — John C. Hartsock, writer of Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery
In 1982, Richard Figiel confirmed Silver Thread winery at the jap shore of Seneca Lake, within the middle of the Finger Lakes zone and was once the owner till 2011. He has edited 3 wine magazines and written or contributed to a number of books on American wine. He lives in Trumansburg, New York.