Crush: The Triumph of California Wine

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University of Nevada Press
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7.0 X 1.2 X 10.1 inches | 2.35 pounds

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About the Author

John Briscoe is a San Francisco poet, award-winning author, and lawyer. A noted wine and food writer, he is the author of Tadich Grill: The Story of San Francisco's Oldest Restaurant.


"Delivers a comprehensive history and fascinating read; it is a true celebration of the persistence of the California vignerons throughout the ages, their battles with adversity to make the region's wines some of the best in the world today. Highly recommended!"-- "The Columbia Review"
"...vivid and passionate..."-- "The Literary West"
...this book is a compelling read fashioned with a skilled writer's ability to weave facts and colorful tales into an epic story.-- "Wine Spectator"
"essential history for wine aficionados."-- "Kirkus"
"The history in this book pops right off the page...For those who are passionate about food culture in America or the history of California, the character and detail in this book is something that can't be missed."-- "The US Review of Books"
" impressive compendium of research..."-- "Santa Fe New Mexican"
"Crush is a hopeful saga, with the forces of oenophilia winning out in the end as California wines enter the pantheon of the world's fine wines. It's a tale written with panache and wry opinions, and is a smooth introduction to five centuries of California history, as seen through the curved lens of a wine glass."-- "Foreword Reviews"