THE HISTORY OF MICHIGAN WINES; 150 years of winemaking along the Great Lakes (History Press, 2010, 160 pages, ISBN 978-1-59629-947-4, $19.99 US paper covers) is by Lorri Hathaway and Sharon Kegerreis, authors of 2007's From the Vine: exploring Michigan wineries. This book is kind of a pre-quel in that it covers the beginnings of the wine industry in
The book concludes with a long bibliography and a listing of 73 current wineries (with their websites) sorted by the four AVAs and other regions. There are no tasting notes or other points of evaluation.
Audience and level of use: for the wine history buff or
Some interesting or unusual facts: the first vineyard for commercial winemaking was planted in 1863 in the
The downside to this book: there is no index, which is a shame since it can be difficult to retrieve information and names of people.
The upside to this book: a good contribution to information about the wines of
Quality/Price Rating: 86.
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