This short bibliography, prepared by staff at the National Museum of American History, includes books on the material culture of viniculture, some historic works on American winemaking not included in the Gabler bibliography, and some relevant works on American culture and taste.

Belasco, Warren J. Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry, 1966-1988. New York: Pantheon Books, 1989.

Bright, William. Bright's single stem, draw and renewal system of grape culture, adapted to the vineyard, the grapery, and the fruiting of vines in pots, on trellises, arbors, etc. Philadelphia: C.M. Saxton, Barker and Co., 1860.

Carosso, Vincent P. The California Wine Industry, 1830-1895: A Study of the Formative Years. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.

Chorlton, William. The American Grape Grower's Guide, intended especially for the American climate. New York: Orange Judd, 1852.

Engelmann, Larry. Intemperance: The Lost War Against Liquor. New York: The Free Press, 1979.

Frye, Melinda. The Material Culture of Early American Wine: Art and Artifacts Reflecting the Cultural History of Wine in the Colonies and the Early Republic.The Wine Museum of San Francisco, 1976.

Fuller, Andrew Samuel. The grape-culturalist; a treatise on the cultivation of the native grape. New York: Orange, Judd, 1865.

Gabler, James. How to Be a Wine Expert. Baltimore, Md.: Bacchus Press, 1995/1987.

Gabler, James. Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson. Baltimore, Md.: Bacchus Press, 1995.

Gabler, James. Wine Into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine: Books in the English Language. Baltimore, Md.: Bacchus Press, 1985.

Gabler, James. " A Chronological History and Bibliography of Commercial Grape Growing and Winemaking in the United States, 1773-1911." Available from: Red, White & American, Room 5112, MRC 622, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560.

Hawkes, Ellen. Blood and Wine: The Unauthorized Story of the Gallo Wine Empire. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.

Kobler, John. Ardent Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. New York: Da Capo Press, 1973/1993.

Joseph, Robert. The Art of the Wine Label. Secaucus, N.J.: Chartwell Books, 1988.

Levenstein, Harvey A. Paradox of Plenty: A Social History of Eating in Modern America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Hawkes, Ellen. Revolution at the Table: The Transformation of the American Diet. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

MacCarthy, Ed, and Mary Ewing-Mulligan. Wine for Dummies. Foster City, Calif.: IDG Books Worldwide, 1995.

Mead, Peter B. An Elementary Treatise on American Grape Culture and Winemaking. Illus. New York: Harper and Bros., 1867.

National Museum of American History. Program book for the symposium "Red White & American: Wine in American History and Culture." 1996.Available from: Red, White & American, Room 5112, MRC 622, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560.

Pinney, Thomas. A History of Wine in America: From the Beginnings to Prohibition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.

Wagner, Philip M. Grapes into Wine: The Art of Winemaking in America. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1994.

Wait, Frona Eunice. Wines and Vines of California: A Treatise on the Ethics of Wine Drinking. San Francisco: Bancroft, 1889.

Williams, Edward. Virginia's discovery of silk-wormes, with their benefit, also the implanting of mulberry trees; also the keeping of vines, for the rich trade of making wines there. London: J. Stephenson, 1650.


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