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Viniculture of claret : atreatise on the making, maturing, and keeping of claret wines
Villa Maior, Julio Maximo de Oliveira Pimentel, visconde de, 1809-1884
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Payot, Upham & Co
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Sonoma County Library
Biblioteca Vinaria Sonoma (SPC.00076)
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Public Domain. Property rights reside with the Sonoma County Library. The Sonoma County Library has made this Item available and believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Sonoma County Library. Please see additional rights information at ;see additional reproduction and reuse information at
Villa Maior wrote this work "to teach his ignorant countrymen how to make a wine capable of competing successfully in the English markets, not more than 26 British proof, so that it might enter English marts under the same tariff as French red wine." This comes from a prefatory note "To The Reader," by the translator, John I. Beasdale. Beasdale dedicated the book to Arpad Haraszthy, in the hope that it would encourage the young California wine industry to make better wine. This book, at 148 small pages, must be an extraction or condensation of the work,Tratado de vinificacao para vinhos genuinos, upon which Amerine and Borg claim it to be based.
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