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by David Darlington

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ISBN:
0306810298
Author:
David Darlington
Category:
Beverages & Wine
Language:
English
Publisher:
Da Capo Press (April 2, 2001)
Pages:
304 pages
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1766 kb
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1491 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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Darlington, David; Darlington, David. Originally published in 1991 under title: Angels' visits : an inquiry into the mystery of Zinfandel.

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David Darlington is a writer and journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area whose previous books include In Condor Country . David Darlington is a storehouse of information about California wines in general, not just Zinfandel.

David Darlington is a writer and journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area whose previous books include In Condor Country, The Mojave, and Area 51: The Dreamland Chronicles. Series: History and Mystery of Zinfandel. The information about the early winemakers and the number of them still producing is compelling.

In Zin, David Darlington delves into the murky and curious history of the wine and takes the story right up to the present, with portraits of the eccentric . this book kinda explained why. still a mystery though. Mar 26, 2012 Lincoln rated it really liked it.

In Zin, David Darlington delves into the murky and curious history of the wine and takes the story right up to the present, with portraits of the eccentric artisans who engineered the ascension of America's "native" wine. With an unerring eye for detail (a bedraggled vineyard in Sonoma County is described as looking "like a collection of fright wigs") and a gift for the on-target characterization (Sutter Home, for example, is called "the Sylvester Stallone among wineries"), Darlington has created a classic transcending its genre.

A great history of Zinfandel. Published by Thriftbooks

Darlington's strength lies in his ability to capture the evolution and mystery surrounding Zinafandel in a coherent and fascinating manner, while painting accurate and detailed potraits of some of the main players in the industry. A great history of Zinfandel. Published by Thriftbooks.

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In Zin, David Darlington delves into the murky and curious history of the wine and takes the story right up to the present, with portraits of the eccentric artisans who engineered the ascension of America's native wine. With an unerring eye for detail (a bedraggled vineyard in Soma County is described as looking like a collection of fright wigs ) and a gift for the on-target characterization (Sutter Home, for example, is called the Sylvester Stallone among wineries ), Darlington has created a classic transcending its genre. The Perseus Books Group.

Here is the book that Frank J. Prial in the New York Times Book Review called "delightful…it weaves history, geography, wine, and some of the fascinating people who make it into a downright enthralling tale." It is the grape that has been stepped on, but never crushed. Long thought to produce workaday wines at best, the zinfandel grape has triumphed in the last decade, with stylish, sophisticated wines from the Ravenswood and Ridge wineries, among many others. In Zin, David Darlington delves into the murky and curious history of the wine and takes the story right up to the present, with portraits of the eccentric artisans who engineered the ascension of America's "native" wine. With an unerring eye for detail (a bedraggled vineyard in Sonoma County is described as looking "like a collection of fright wigs") and a gift for the on-target characterization (Sutter Home, for example, is called "the Sylvester Stallone among wineries"), Darlington has created a classic transcending its genre.
  • Preve
An easy and informative read. David Darlington is a storehouse of information about California wines in general, not just Zinfandel.
This answered so many questions about one of my favorite wines. The information about the early winemakers and the number of them still producing is compelling.

This is a worthy read.
  • Hilarious Kangaroo
Interesting history of Zin and its major players in the 70's and 80's. Author describes the evolution of this grape into one capable of making high quality wine and the obstacles and economic challenges producers were faced with in California, given the various grapes competing for space in vinyards and the need to make enough money to stay afloat. Much time is spent on the vintners at Ridge and Ravenswood... could have mentioned a few other important characters but I suppose you have to keep the book at a reseanable size. Love how the author discusses the various production techniques that made each wine so unique. Overall a fantastic read... love to see a part two taking us from 1988 - 2008!!! Epilogue does note a few more modern happenings.
  • Amhirishes
Lovers of Zinfandel will find it even more appealing after reading this book. Where it came from, how it's made and how personal the appeciation of this wine remains. You come away from the read knowing that your taste for Zin is as valid as the most discriminating expert.
  • Tisicai
Normally I do not write reviews about books, especially those that I have a featured if small part in. Yet after being mentioned in the rambling pontifications of a poorly-written and rather stunningly ignorant review I felt like perhaps I should comment on Darlington's work. In doing so I will try to focus on the actual text of the book rather than "crying foul" at rather normal publishing practices that occur regularly.
It is hard for me to decide which aspect of "Zin", or "Angels Visits" I like the most. First of all, the structure of the book is well done, in that it nicely parallels the known historical facts and theories of Zinfandel's presence as the only truly "American" grape varietal with the stories of Paul Draper, Joel Peterson, and their current philosophies regarding the varietal. Darlington's strength lies in his ability to capture the evolution and mystery surrounding Zinafandel in a coherent and fascinating manner, while painting accurate and detailed potraits of some of the main players in the industry. "Angels Visits" is something of an archetype in the area of wine literature because it successfully draws the reader into a world known by very few, and pretended to be known by very many.
I always thought it a shame that a second edition of the book never came out, and although I dislike the simpleton name on the cover and the packaging, it is really what is underneath these that counts. Perhaps more should have been written about the current status of Zinfandel, but this critique is outweighed by the very nature of the book. In being a historical review of the Zinfandel varietal, and a case study of the two best wineries during the early boom of Zinfandel, there is really no need for more to be written. Whatever needs to be included is written in the new epilogue by Darlington, where he notes the new styles of Zinfandel being pioneered by producers such as Turley and Martinelli and updates the reader on the current status of the two wineries and the people involved in the book.
There is no doubt that personal bias is involved when I write this review, remember, Darlington "labored in constant dread of rounding a corner and finding (my) precociousness scattered across the floor," I feel that this is a great work. I have been born and raised listening about, tasting and working with Zinfandel...yet everytime I pick up this book I learn something that I have never known. So, I say, as a picky and educated "Zinfandel aficionado", and a wine aficionado more generally, read this book, you will not be dissapointed.
  • Wyameluna
Consumer beware! This book is a tired retread masquerading as a shiny new model. Darlington published the identical material (with a few minor changes) as "Angels' Visits" in 1991. As wine books go, it was a best-seller and received much attention among wine lovers. Except for a line of fine print on the copyright page "Zin" does not aknowlege its former life. "Angels' Visits" does not even appear on the list of Darlington's other published works in the front pages of "Zin" The Author and/or his publisher seem bent on pawning this off as a new piece of work.
Let's list the differences: "Zin" is a paperback published by De Capo Press while "Angels' Visits" was a hardback published by Henry Holt. There is a different bottle of wine pictured on the label and the subtitle has been changed from "An Inquiry Into The Mystery Of Zinfandel" to "The History And Mystery Of Zinfandel". A new name has been added to the orginal two on the dedication page. New press quotes have been added to the blurb page, but they come from reviews of "Angels' Vists" -- thus adding to the dishonesty of this publication. The most substantive change is a four page "epilogue" which primarily updates the biography of winemaker Joel Peterson, who was the central figure in "Angels' Visits".
Putting misleading publishing practices aside, Darlington's unbalanced "history" of Zinfandel has not aged well. It skims quickly from a New England nursery in 1830 to 1976 when Joel Peterson started Ravenswood Winery. Many high quality producers get scarecly a nod and only Petterson escapes Darlington's catty barbs. A lot has happened on the Zinfandel scene since 1991 -- most of it more important to Zinfandel aficionados than the fact that Morgan Petterson is attending college in New York and working part time in a wine shop.
  • Onath
D. Darlington committed no sin by reprinting "Angel's Visits" under the new title "ZIN"...he did us a favor. I can not tell you how many times I recommended "Angel's Visits" to zinfandel lovers and then had to warn them that their search for it would be difficult as the book was now out of print. BUT NO MORE. Now a new generation of Zin fanatics can add to their wine library a book that is one of its kind. Get the book, settle down with a nice glass of Zinfandel and enjoy a journey into the world of winemaking, joyful characters, passionate people and ZIN!!!