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THE FINE WINES OF CALIFORNIA : A Discriminating Buyer's Guide for the Consumer and Connoisseur.
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THE FINE WINES OF CALIFORNIA : A Discriminating Buyer's Guide for the Consumer and Connoisseur.

By Hannum, Hurst and Robert S. Blumberg.

Garden City, NY:: Doubleday,, 1971.. Near fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped) Uncommon signed.. First printing. An interesting picture of the California wine industry and vineyards fifty years ago. SIGNED by both authors on the verso of the front endpaper with the words "best wishes" and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated by Beverly Armstrong. Index. 311 pp.

$31.50

NORTH AMERICAN PINOT NOIR.
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NORTH AMERICAN PINOT NOIR.

By Haeger John Winthrop.

Berkeley, CA:: University of California Press,, (2004). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. The definitive source book on wine made in North America from this elegant but capricious Burgundian grape. Includes an extensive historical and viticultural background as well as profiling six dozen prominent producers in New York, California, Oregon and British Columbia. SIGNED by the author on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. Terminology, index. x, 445 plus 11 colored maps.

$75.00

A MAN AND HIS MOUNTAIN: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur.
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A MAN AND HIS MOUNTAIN: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur.

By [Jackson, Jess] Humes, Edward .

New York:: Public Affairs,, (2013). Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) The authorized biography of Jess Stonestreet Jackson, the founder of Kendall-Jackson, a man who became a billionaire as he changed the course of California's wine growing, and who reinvented himself again as an owner of race horses. SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp.

$34.50

A MAN AND HIS MOUNTAIN: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur.
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A MAN AND HIS MOUNTAIN: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur.

By [Jackson, Jess] Humes, Edward .

New York:: Public Affairs,, (2013). Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). First printing. The authorized biography of Jess Stonestreet Jackson, the founder of Kendall-Jackson, a man who became a billionaire as he changed the course of California's wine growing, and who reinvented himself again as an owner of race horses. SIGNED on the half title page by Edward Humes, Index. 324 pp.

$40.00

TANGLED VINES: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California.
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TANGLED VINES: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California.

By Dinkelspiel, Frances.

New York:: St Martin's,, (2015). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) A look at the dark underside of the California wine industry: "On October 12, 2005, a massive fire broke out in the Wines Central wine warehouse in Vallejo, California. Within hours, the flames had destroyed 4.5 million bottles of California's finest wine worth more than $250 million, making it the largest destruction of wine in history. The fire had been deliberately set by a passionate oenophile named Mark Anderson, a skilled con man and thief with storage space at the warehouse who needed to cover his tracks. . . Among the priceless bottles destroyed were 175 bottles of Port and Angelica from one of the oldest vineyards in California made by Frances Dinkelspiel's great-great grandfather, Isaias Hellman, in 1875. Mark Anderson was not the first to harm the industry. The history of the California wine trade, dating back to the 19th Century, is a story of vineyards with dark and bloody pasts, tales of rich men, strangling monopolies, the brutal enslavement of vineyard workers and murder. Five of the wine trade murders were associated with Isaias Hellman's vineyard in Rancho Cucamonga beginning with the killing of John Rains who owned the land at the time" SIGNED on the half title page and dated in October 2015, in the month of publication. List of major characters, notes, sources. xiv, 289 pp.

$40.00

THE WAY TO MAKE WINE: How to Craft Superb Table Wines at Home.
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THE WAY TO MAKE WINE: How to Craft Superb Table Wines at Home.

By Warwick, Sheridan.

Berkeley, CA:: University of California Press,, (2006). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (as new) . First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover. A book designed to de-mystify the process of producing wine at home - includes sections for both beginners and experienced winemakers. INSCRIBED on the title page "T--- Here's to your first real vintage!". List of suppliers, bibliography, index.Square format. 252 pp.

$32.50

THE WAY TO MAKE WINE: How to Craft Superb Table Wines at Home.
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THE WAY TO MAKE WINE: How to Craft Superb Table Wines at Home.

By Warwick, Sheridan.

Berkeley, CA:: University of California Press,, (2006). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (as new) . First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover. A book designed to de-mystify the process of producing wine at home - includes sections for both beginners and experienced winemakers. SIGNED on the title page. List of suppliers, bibliography, index.Square format. 252 pp.

$30.00

EMPLOI PRATIQUE EN VINIFICATION DES LEVURES PURES SELECTIONEES (Vin, Cidre, etc.), Resultats Obtenus en 1894 & LES ALCOOLS: Produit des Fermentations Pures et Leur Innocuite au Point de Vue Hygenique.
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EMPLOI PRATIQUE EN VINIFICATION DES LEVURES PURES SELECTIONEES (Vin, Cidre, etc.), Resultats Obtenus en 1894 & LES ALCOOLS: Produit des Fermentations Pures et Leur Innocuite au Point de Vue Hygenique.

By Jacquemin, Georges.

Nancy, France: : Imprimerie Nanceienne, , 1895.. Fair condition only in olive green cloth with gilt lettering (some pages are detached, other signatures are loose, but all are present). First printing. A scarce pamphlet by this noted French scientist, who was responsible for (among other things) the large scale use of cultured yeasts in wineries. 112 pp plus 3 leaves of plates of drawings of wine-making equipment (2 folded). Bound by, and with the bookplate of, The Chemists Club, New York. Text in French (en francais.)

$125.00

ZINFANDEL SELECTIONS
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ZINFANDEL SELECTIONS

St. Helena, CA:: Vintage Image,, 1979.. Very good in silver paper wrappers.. First printing in wrappers. 20 award winning zinfandels with winemaker's comments and tasting notes. Illustrated.

$14.00

WINE HANDBOOK SERIES: 1: The Wine Industry,  2: Wine Growing and Wine Types,  3: The Sale of Wine in Stores,  4: The Sale of Wine in Restaurants, Hotels, and Clubs (set of 4 booklets.)
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WINE HANDBOOK SERIES: 1: The Wine Industry, 2: Wine Growing and Wine Types, 3: The Sale of Wine in Stores, 4: The Sale of Wine in Restaurants, Hotels, and Clubs (set of 4 booklets.)

By Wine Advisory Board.

San Francisco:: Wine Advisory Board:, (1959.). All are near fine in bright stapled wrappers (rubbing to some of the covers.). Later printing. A "series of non-technical handbooks of facts on wines: its growing, marketing, methods of sale and uses." Among the topics covered are the language of wine, the handling and care of wine, selling wine in stores and restaurants and much more. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. Each booklet is 28 to 48 pp.

$25.00

NAPA.
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NAPA.

By Conaway, James.

Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,, (2002.). Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.. 1st trade paperback printing (originally published in 1990.) Called 'the story of an American Eden; this is a comprehensive, well-written and fascinating account of the wine-growers and makers of Napa valley, California - including the Mondavi family, the Daniel family who inherited and lost Inglenook, Frances Ford Coppola, and many others. SIGNED on the title page. Maps, sources, index. 529 pp.

$19.75

MAKING SENSE OF CALIFORNIA WINE.
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MAKING SENSE OF CALIFORNIA WINE.

By Kramer, Matt.

New York:: Morrow,, (1992.). Fine in near fine dust jacket.. Hardcover. From the dustjacket: "Kramer applies his style and insight in examining how and why California has become the most influential wine area in the world: California delivers the most advanced research in winemaking and the most sophisticated wine marketing techniques." While a little out-of-date now (especially when looking at lesser known regions like our own Amador County), this is still a very valuable overview, well-written, entertaining and informative. Maps, vineyard registry, bibliography, index. 383pp

$19.75

MODERN WINES.

By Layton, T. A.

London:: Heinemann,, 1964.. Very good in very good dust jacket.. First printing. While somewhat outdated, this book, which covers wines from the lesser known regions of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Chile, Algeria, Yugoslavia, , Australia, The United States and more, still contains much useful information, including stories about each region, and some useful statistics and recommendations.

$13.75

ON WINE.

By Asher, Gerald (introduction by Elizabeth David.)

New York:: Random House,, 1982.. Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.. First printing. A discussion of wines - from the truly memorable ones to the enjoyable jug wines of California - and of the pleasures of drinking wines, of memorable meals, and of friendship. Maps of wine-growing regions. 222 pages including index.

$21.50

TASTING PLEASURE: Confessions of a Wine Lover.
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TASTING PLEASURE: Confessions of a Wine Lover.

By Robinson, Jancis.

New York:: Viking,, 1997.. Fine in a fine dustjacket.. First printing. A very personal book about the joys of wine, by a woman who is one of only 200 Masters of Wine. 342 pages, including index.

$17.50

WINES OF FRANCE.

By Lichine, Alexis.

New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1969.. Near fine in cream cloth covered boards, lacking the dj. . Later printing. In collaboration with William E. Massee. Fifth Edition, revised. Index. 364 pgs.

$12.00

DREAMERS OF THE VALLEY: A Portrait of the Napa Valley.
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DREAMERS OF THE VALLEY: A Portrait of the Napa Valley.

By Barron, Cheryll Aimee.

New York:: Scribner's,, 1995.. Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line, light edgewear to dj.). First printing. The author's first book, a study of California's Napa Valley, and the pioneers who built up the wine industry there.

$19.50