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By Sherry Monahan,Peter Jr. Mondavi

seize your glass and take to the wine path with foodstuff genealogist Sherry Monahan as she lines the roots of "California's Vines, Wines & Pioneers." whereas cowboys and early settlers have been writing the oft-told heritage of the Wild West, California's wine pioneers have been cultivating a scrumptious undefined. the tale starts off while Franciscan missionaries planted the 1st grapes in Southern California in 1769. nearly a century later, information of gold drew thirsty prospectors and eu immigrants to California's promise of wealth. From previous global vines sprang a strong and sundry culture of wine cultivation that overcame threats of pests and Prohibition to win international status. trip with Monahan as she uncorks this classic background and savors the tales of California's ancient wineries and vineyards.

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