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Wine, Viticulture Historian to Speak About Wine-Growing in Valley

The Saratoga Historical Foundation presents free lecture to public by Charles Sullivan tonight at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

The Saratoga Historical Foundation presents "The History of Wine-growing in the Foothills of the Santa Clara Valley" by wine and viticulture historian Charles Sullivan along with a wine tasting at 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Immanuel Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 14103 Saratoga Ave.

The public is invited to the free lecture, which begins at 7:30 p.m. The wine tasting will cost $15 and begins at 6:30 p.m.

A prolific author on California wine, Sullivan will focus on the history of wine-growing on the west side and in the foothills of the Santa Clara Valley with a special emphasis on the Saratoga area.

Sullivan is well known for his interesting stories and opinions about wine, winemaking and promises an entertaining evening.

Purchase and signing of Sullivan’s book, "Like Modern Edens" will be available as well as autographs. Wine tasting will include the fine vinos from Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, House Family Winery, Guglielmo Winery and The Mountain Winery.

Sullivan has been working for more than 30 years in the vineyard of California wine history. Named by Leon Adams as "the modern historian of wine in California," Sullivan is the author of the following texts:

  • A Companion to California Wine: An Encyclopedia of Wine and Winemaking from the Mission Period to the Present
  • (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998)
  • Napa Wine: A History from Mission Days to Present
  • (San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1994)
  • Wines and Winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains
  • (Los Gatos: D. R. Bennion Trust, 1992)
  • Like Modern Edens: Winegrowing in Santa Clara Valley and Santa Cruz Mountains 1798-1981
  • (Cupertino: California History Center, 1982)

    He has written more than 100 articles for wine, food and history journals, including Wine Spectator, Wines and Vines, Vintage Magazine, California Historical Quarterly and the Journal of the American Wine Society.

    John Bruzus January 25, 2013 at 03:01 AM
    Sorry we missed this, found out too late Will there be any more john Bruzus Jbruzus@yahoo.com
    John Bruzus January 25, 2013 at 03:02 AM
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