A vineyard in Napa /
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A vineyard in Napa /

At the age of 47, when he a successful publishing executive and living with his wife and four children in an affluent Chicago suburb, John Shafer made the surprise announcement that he had purchased a vineyard in the Napa Valley. In 1973, he moved his family to California and, with no knowledge of w...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Shafer, Doug.
Other Authors: Demsky, Andrew, 1965-
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; A Vineyard in Napa; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Map of Napa Valley, 2012; Prologue; 1. John Shafer; 2. January 1973; 3. A Wine Country Emerges from a Wilderness; 4. The Pendulum Swings; 5. Arrival-1973; 6. Grapes; 7. Cabernet; 8. Grape Future; 9. Alfonso; 10. 1976; 11. Hillside Cabernet; 12. Family Winery; 13. Selling Wine; 14. Libby; 15. New York; 16. Chain Saws; 17. Napa Vintners; 18. Arson; 19. Trouble; 20. January 1983; 21. 1982 Cabernet; 22. Other Labels; 23. Elias; 24. Napa Valley Wine Technical Group; 25. The Food-Wine Era; 26. Hillside Select.
  • 27. The Good, the Bad, and the Very Bad28. The War of the Apostrophes; 29. The AVA; 30. The District; 31. The Hearing; 32. Chardonnay; 33. Killer Bugs; 34. Sustainability; 35. Identity Crisis; 36. Down and Up Again; 37. Sangio-what?; 38. Identity Crisis (This Time It's Personal); 39. Nonstop Nineties; 40. Syrah; 41. Cults; 42. El Niño; 43. A New Millennium; 44. Going Solar; 45. Hospitality; 46. Television Gets Real; 47. The Internet; 48. Points; 49. The Downside; Postscript: Stags Leap at Last; Index.