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The Wineslinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine

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"A chronicle of Texas's emergence as a wine-producing region. Relates the stories of winegrowers, past and present, who have contributed to Texas wine culture"--Provided by publisher.
The Wineslinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine
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In his pursuit of Texas terroir, the sense of place manifest in Texas wine country's sun-baked soils, variable climate, and human intervention, Russell Kane has travelled the state tasting wine, interviewing the major players in Texas wine culture, and reflecting on the state's extraordinary history and enterprising peoples. Here is the total immersion experience. Texas Wineslinger, the moniker now synonymous with Kane, sprouted from a blog of an Australian wine writer after Kane compared the big red wines that originate from the red sand and porous limestone common to both the Texas High Plains and Australia's Coonawarra wine region. Kane's reflections include explorations of Spanish missionary life and the sacramental wine made from Texas's first vineyard as well as the love for grapes and wine brought subsequently by German and Italian immigrants from their homelands. Kane also relates stories of the modern-day growers and entrepreneurs who overcame the lingering effects of temperance and prohibition--forces that failed to eradicate Texas's destiny as an emerging wine-producing region.
A postscript, "A Winegrower's Prayer," serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges that weigh heavy on those still defining the terroir of Texas's wine frontier.
Russell Kane divides his time between Houston and Fredericksburg, Texas. A technical writer whose research spans three decades and has garnered two awards for writing excellence, he has covered Texas wines and cuisine since 1998 and now blogs on the subject of Texas wine at VintageTexas.com.Doug Frost, Master Sommelier and America s eighth Master of Wine, is one of three people in the world to hold both distinctions. The host of Check Please, a weekly public television show in Kansas City, he also writes and lectures extensively about wine, beer, and spirits."
Russ Kane helps to bring Texas wine to the forefront of the regional wine movement with his knowledgeable criticism, interesting stories, and top-flight commentary. Jeff Siegel, co-founder, DrinkLocalWine.com"
Author
Russell D. Kane
Short Title
WINESLINGER CHRON
Publisher
Texas Tech University Press
Series
Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest
Language
English
ISBN-10
0896727386
ISBN-13
9780896727380
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
DEWEY
641.220
Pages
205
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2012
Publication Date
2012-02-15
Imprint
Texas Tech Press,U.S.
Subtitle
Texas on the Vine
Place of Publication
Texas
Country of Publication
United States
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