For California Wine Online, Charles Sullivan has contributed his
California wine history database, containing over 30,000 citations to
primary sources in California's wine history. Ranging from the early
19th Century to the present and pointing to newspapers, trade journals
and other periodicals, these historical citations provide a remarkable
record of the history of wine and grapes in the Golden State.
Charles Sullivan has been working for over thirty 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:
- 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 over 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.
This Project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library
Services under the provisions of the
Library Services and
Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian,
and by several Wine Industry Groups.
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