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A Sense of Place free pdf In "A Sense of Place", renowned wine expert and writer Steven Kolpan tells the story of how Francis Ford Coppola brought California's most distinguished and historic vineyard back to life. Gustave Niebaum's Inglenook Estate, started in 1879, was one of the Napa Valley's first established vineyards and the birthplace of its premium wine industry. Generations after Niebaum's death, the vineyard was sold to Heublein, the wine and spirits monolith, who broke up the land and changed the Inglenook brand from a premium, connoisseur wine to a mass-market jug wine. In 1975, Francis Coppola bought the Niebaum residence and the surrounding estate. Along with the original estate's reputation, he also brought back some of its original workers, including Rafael Rodriquez, who, in his late seventies, now serves as the vineyard manager and historian. Coppola overcame naysayers, red tape, and financial turmoil to reestablish the winery as a defender of quality, producing wine under four different labels, including the revered wine Rubicon. In 1995, Coppola purchased the Inglenook Chateau and its adjacent vineyards, fulfilling his dream of reuniting the original Napa Valley estate. Kolpan's luscious, flavorful narrative is worth enjoying now and keeping for later.

About Steven Kolpan

Steven Kolpan, professor of wine studies and gastronomy at The Culinary Institute of America, is the co-author of Exploring Wine: The Culinary Institute of America's Complete Guide to Wines of the World (which was nominated for Best Wine and Spirits book of 1997 by the James Beard Foundation).

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Author : Steven Kolpan
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 26 September 2010
ISBN : 0415920051
EAN : 9780415920056
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 325 pages
Age + : 0-1 years
Language : English
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