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By Nicholas Herbemont,David S. Shields

This quantity collects an important writings on viticulture by means of Nicholas Herbemont (1771-1839), who's extensively thought of the best working towards winemaker of the early usa. incorporated are his significant treatises on viticulture, thirty-one different released items on vine starting to be and wine making, and essays that define his agrarian philosophy. Over the process his profession, Herbemont cultivated greater than 300 types of grapes in a backyard the scale of a urban block in Columbia, South Carolina, and in a winery at his plantation, Palmyra, simply outdoors the city.

Born in France, Herbemont conscientiously proven the main commonly held equipment of starting to be, pruning, processing, and fermentation in use in Europe to work out which proved potent within the southern surroundings. His treatise "Wine Making," first released within the American Farmer in 1833, turned for a iteration the main extensively learn and trustworthy American consultant to the paintings of manufacturing potable vintage.

David S. Shields, in his introductory essay, positions Herbemont not just as vital to the background of viticulture in the US but in addition as a extraordinary proponent of agricultural reform within the South. Herbemont endorsed such practices as crop rotation and soil replenishment and was once an outspoken critic of slave-based cotton culture.

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