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|Named Person:||Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John R Hailman
|Notes:||Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
Traces Jefferson's evolution from wine novice to the greatest wine expert of early America. The author shows how Jefferson's tastes developed and which wines and foods he preferred at different stages of his long life, from his law student days in Williamsburg to his retirement years at Monticello. Drawing on a wealth of letters and original documents, he follows Jefferson's learning experiences from the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of Burgundy and Champagne, to the Cabernets and Sauternes of Bordeaux, the Chiantis of Italy, and the Rieslings of Germany. Examines Jefferson's lifelong campaign to steer other founding fathers, and the American public, away from hard liquor toward the healthier pleasures of wine.
Early wines -- Thomas Jefferson goes to Paris (1784-1787) -- Jefferson stocks his Paris wine cellar (1787-1788) -- Jefferson tours and tastes in the vineyards of the Rhine, the Mosel, and Champagne (1788-1789) -- The return to America (1789-1800) -- Wine in the president's house (1801-1809) -- Retirement at Monticello (1809-1826) -- Appendix A. : Vineyards at Monticello (1770-1826) -- Appendix B. : The latest Jefferson controversy: a mysterious case of Bordeaux.
|Description:||xvi, 457 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Early wines --
Thomas Jefferson goes to Paris --
Jefferson stocks his Paris wine cellar --
Jefferson tours and tastes in the vineyards of the Rhine, the Mosel, and Champagne --
The return to America --
Wine in the president's house --
Retirement at Monticello.
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Thomas Jefferson - a founding father of America and author of the Declaration of Independence - had a lifelong passion for wine which he avidly shared with an emerging nation. This book looks at how Jefferson's tastes developed, his five important years in Paris where he learned about fine wines, which wines and foods he preferred, and more.
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- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Knowledge -- Wine and wine making.
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Travel -- Europe.
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Travel -- France.
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Travel -- Germany -- Rhineland.
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Travel -- Italy, Northern.
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Presidency.
- Viticulture -- Virginia -- Monticello.
- Viticulture -- Virginia -- History.
- Wine and wine making -- Virginia -- Albemarle County.
- Wine and wine making -- Virginia -- Albemarle County -- History.
- Monticello (Va.) -- Social life and customs.
- Jefferson, Thomas.