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    • Empire of Vines

    • Wine Culture in America
    • By: Erica Hannickel
    • Narrated by: Scott Carrico
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Empire of Vines details the ways would-be gentlemen farmers, ambitious speculators, horticulturalists, and writers of all kinds deployed the animating myths of American wine culture, including the classical myth of Bacchus, the cult of terroir, and the fantasy of pastoral republicanism. Promoted by figures as varied as horticulturalist Andrew Jackson Downing, novelist Charles Chesnutt, railroad baron Leland Stanford, and Cincinnati land speculator Nicholas Longworth.

    Regular price: $24.95