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Journal of a recent visit to the vineyards of Spain and France : forming a guide to the profitable culture of the vine in New South Wales ; and to the manufacture of the various wines of Australia and New Zealand to rival those of France, Spain, and Portugal : also, directions for the successful culture of the olive, with useful remarks on the preparation of raisings, figs, almonds, and other dried fruits, with an estimate of their profits as articles of merchandise : forming a guide to the Australian farmer, etc
Busby, James, 1801-1871
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Smith, Elder and Co
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Sonoma County Library
Biblioteca Vinaria Sonoma (SPC.00076)
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Although Busby collected hundreds of vines for shipment to Australia, his travels are of interest to the wine buff for the factual data he uncovered. For example, in Tain he was told that "the greatest part of the finest growth[of Hermitage] is sent to Bordeaux to mix with the first growth of claret." He gives a detailed account of his visits to Chambertin, Clos Vougeot, Champagne, Rousillon, and the vineyards of Jeres. - from Gabler, Wine into Words, page 47.; The 1834, 1839 and 1840 London editions, the 1835 New York and Boston editions, and the 1838 Philadelphia editions have slightly varied titles, but the text is identical. from Gabler, Wine Into Words, page 48.'
Wine and wine making
Gabler, pages 47-8; Unzelman, page 26; Simon, Gastronomica, page 30; earlier edition in Simon, Vinaria page 7.

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