From Demon to Darling : A Legal History of Wine in America / Richard Mendelson.
- Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 
1 online resource (321 p.)
- Wine and wine making -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Law -- United States -- History.
- Electronic books.
- Richard Mendelson brings together his expertise as both a Napa Valley lawyer and a winemaker into this accessible overview of American wine law from colonial times to the present. It is a story of fits and starts that provides a fascinating chronicle of the history of wine in the United States told through the lens of the law. From the country's early support for wine as a beverage to the moral and religious fervor that resulted in Prohibition and to the governmental controls that followed Repeal, Mendelson takes us to the present day-and to the emergence of an authentic and significant wine culture. He explains how current laws shape the wine industry in such areas as pricing and taxation, licensing, appellations, health claims and warnings, labeling, and domestic and international commerce. As he explores these and other legal and policy issues, Mendelson lucidly highlights the concerns that have made wine alternatively the demon or the darling of American society-and at the same time illuminates the ways in which lives and livelihoods are affected by the rise and fall of social movements.
Wine Is Life: A Foreword by Margrit Biever Mondavi
2. National Prohibition
3. Solving Problems Past
4. Transforming Wine in American Culture
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-271) and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1525/9780520943209 doi
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