Zinfandel: A History of a Grape and Its Wine

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John Melville, Guide to California Wines (Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday, 1955).
Vincent P. Carosso, The California Wine Industry, 1830–1895 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1951). My nose for historical accuracy was continually tweaked by the uniform spelling of a great German grape as “Reisling.
Robert A. Thompson had a good reputation for historical sleuthing. His article in the San Francisco Evening Post (May 1, 1885) was the result of extensive research.
“An Historian's View of Zinfandel in California, Wines & Vines, February 1977, pp. 18–20; “A Viticultural Mystery Solved, California History (the quarterly of the California Historical Society), Summer 1978, pp. 114–129; “The Historical Origins of Zinfandel in California, Vintage, April 1979, pp. 42–47, and May 1979, pp. 19–25. This work was expanded and later published in “Zinfandel: A True Vinifera, Vinifera Wine Growers Journal, Summer 1982, pp. 71–86.
Thomas Pinney, A History of Wine in America: From the Beginnings to Prohibition (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989), pp. 188–190; William Robert Prince, A Treatise on the Vine (New York: T. & J. Swords, 1830), p. 343.
The Prince Family Manuscript Collection, Library List 101 (Beltsville, Md.: Na


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