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Italian Winemakers and the American System

Simone Cinotto

in Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717387
eISBN:
9780814717394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717387.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how Piedmont-born winemakers adjusted to U.S. capitalism and the mass market through constant innovation and mechanization of their methods of production, preservation, and ... More


White Labor and Happy Families: Race, Social Capital, and Paternalism

Simone Cinotto

in Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717387
eISBN:
9780814717394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717387.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how Piedmont-born winemakers articulated a narrative of ethnic identity that took advantage of the specific racial and racist structure of California society while also aiming ... More


Introduction

Simone Cinotto

in Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717387
eISBN:
9780814717394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717387.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the role played by Italians in shaping California's wine industry. It examines why, of all the many ethnic and immigrant groups in turn-of-the-twentieth-century California, ... More


The Success of Italian Winemakers in California and the “Pavesian Myth”

Simone Cinotto

in Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717387
eISBN:
9780814717394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717387.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the factors that accounted for the success of three California wineries: the Italian Swiss Colony winery of Asti in Sonoma County, the Italian Vineyard Company of Secondo ... More


Judgment of Paris

Andrew F. Smith

in Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the history of the American winemaking industry. Early European explorers discovered an abundance of grapevines along the eastern coast of North America, and in some areas the ... More


Producing Winescapes: Immigrant Labor on California Land

Simone Cinotto

in Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717387
eISBN:
9780814717394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717387.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the role of Italian immigrant labor in the success of Piedmontese wineries in California. The idea of California as a sunny, rural Italy resting on the Pacific Ocean was ... More


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