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In the Beginning Was the Word: First Wine Writers of California, Frona Eunice Wait and Leon Adams
“Better words make for better wine” – Warren Winiarski.

The first wine guide to California wineries was Wines & Vines of California; Or, a Treatise on the Ethics of Wine Drinking, written by Frona Eunice Wait in 1889. The first major writer after Prohibition was Leon Adams. His book, The Wines of America, 1973, going into four editions played a major role in educating Americans about wine. Both were Californians and were firsts in promoting California wine. Two major California wine writers and two quintessential symbols of culture, wine and books.

A live online talk by Axel E. Borg, Distinguished Wine and Food Science Bibliographer Emeritus, University of California, Davis, and Jullianne Ballou, Warren Winiarski Wine Writer Collection Fellow, Special Collections, Shields Library, University of California, Davis

Oct 12, 2020 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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