Pioneers of New Zealand Wine

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9780790008325: Pioneers of New Zealand Wine

This is a book about the people who made the wine industry of New Zealand. They came from every wine country in Europe, stubborn, dedicated men, slightly odd in the eyes of their neighbours, who set themselves to clothe despised corners of the land in vines. Pioneers of New Zealand Wine is a beautifully told and spectacularly illustrated history of this country's wine industry -- from the first production of wines by the British Resident James Busby in the late 1830s through to the 1960s, when the industry was emerging as a major domestic supplier and exporter. It was not an easy passage from backyard enterprise to today's 53 million litre a year industry. The predominantly British immigrants to New Zealand had little cultural appreciation of the wines being produced by Dalmatians, Germans, Spaniards and Lebanese. The herculean efforts of early government viticulturist Romeo Bragato were stifled by bureaucratic meddling. Natural setbacks like the disastrous phylloxera outbreak of the late nineteenth century were compounded by prohibition and licensing restrictions in the twentieth century. But the tenacity and skill of New Zealand's winemaking pioneers surmounted all obstacles. Pioneers of Wine is a celebration of their spirit, and a valuable record of their achievements. Dick Scott here revises and represents the contents of his classic 1964 book Winemakers of New Zealand, in the company of photographer Marti Friedlander, whose stunning record of winemakers and industry events in the 1960s reveals a side of New Zealand familiar and yet at times looking more like Southern Europe than West Auckland or Hawkes Bay.

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ISBN 10: 0790008327 ISBN 13: 9780790008325
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Book Description Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd, Auckland, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Marti Friedlander(Photographs) (illustrator). 1st Edition. Both the book and jacket have only very light shelf wear. This is a book about the people who made the wine industry of New Zealand. They came from every wine country in Europe, stubborn, dedicated men, slightly odd in the eyes of their neighbours, who set themselves to clothe despised corners of the land in vines. Pioneers of New Zealand Wine is a beautifully told and spectacularly illustrated history of this country's wine industry -- from the first production of wines by the British Resident James Busby in the late 1830s through to the 1960s, when the industry was emerging as a major domestic supplier and exporter. It was not an easy passage from backyard enterprise to today's 53 million litre a year industry. The predominantly British immigrants to New Zealand had little cultural appreciation of the wines being produced by Dalmatians, Germans, Spaniards and Lebanese. The herculean efforts of early government viticulturist Romeo Bragato were stifled by bureaucratic meddling. Natural setbacks like the disastrous phylloxera outbreak of the late nineteenth century were compounded by prohibition and licensing restrictions in the twentieth century. But the tenacity and skill of New Zealand's winemaking pioneers surmounted all obstacles.Pioneers of Wine is a celebration of their spirit, and a valuable record of their achievements. Dick Scott here revises and represents the contents of his classic 1964 book Winemakers of New Zealand, in the company of photographer Marti Friedlander, whose stunning record of winemakers and industry events in the 1960s reveals a side of New Zealand familiar and yet at times looking more like Southern Europe than West Auckland or Hawkes Bay. Bookseller Inventory # 020469

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Book Description Reed Books in Cinjunction with Southern Cross Books, Auckland, 2002. Papered Boards. Book Condition: Very Good Minus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Marti Friedlander - Photographs (illustrator). First Edition. 29 cm, 176 pp, illus, b&w photo illus, papered boards with d/w. Tiny adhesions to title page - not very noticeable. VG minus. A heavy book - overseas buyers please ask for a freight quote. Bookseller Inventory # 006039

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Book Description Reed Books, Auckland, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Friedlander, Marti (illustrator). 1st Edition. B/W Plates. Bookseller Inventory # 027929

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Book Description Reed Books/Southern Cross Books, Auckland, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition Thus. 176 pages, many b/w illustrations. First Published as Winemakers of New Zealand by Southern Cross Books, Auckland, 1964. Corban, Wohnsiedler, Babich, Nobilo, Selak, Erceg, Vidal and many other well know New Zealand winemakers. Bookseller Inventory # 008723

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