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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Texas Wineries - Esco

Texas WineriesTexas Wineries.  By Melinda Esco.  Fort Worth:  Texas Christian University Press, 2009.  Hardback, color photos, maps, directory, and glossary.  ISBN 9780875653969  $9.95
As a Master Gardener and occasional fermented grape drinker, Esco found herself writing a "Small Book" for TCU Press.  She lifted the topic, studied its clarity, sipped, and wrote.
We're treated with pleasant, short chapters on history, business, grape growing, wine making, and survey of many of the wineries in Texas.  From the practical view, many the most useful part is the url appended to each winery in the directory of the nearly one-hundred in the list.
We've almost all heard how Texas grapes virtually, completely almost saved the entire French wine industry during their late unpleasantness, but the book's outdoors photos of valley fields and vines come to rest grapely upon the mind with a suggestion of muscadine. Salúte to Melinda.

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