GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA WINES by John Melville

GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA WINES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

By types and by district, here is about as complete a survey of California wines and growers as anyone could wish for, and it may do its bit towards turning a few fancies to domestic rather than imported wines. In part one of the book, wines are classified as to table, sparkling, aperitif and fruit and within each division distinctions are made between red, white, rose and whether or not the wines are generic or varietal. Part two is devoted to a complete listing of growers, by region and district- their individual histories and how they cultivate their best vintages. Mr. Melville's style is heavy handed, but clear- as a good red Napa or Cucamonga- and it conveys a wealth of information that should appeal to connoisseurs with time to learn more about native wines.

Pub Date: June 2nd, 1955
Publisher: Dougleday