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Although the physical Song of the Vine exhibition hung in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at the Carl A. Kroch Library at Cornell University about ten years ago, the online version is still available for visitors today. Materials on display are selected from the Eastern Wine and Grape Archive, which documents the history of wine in the Finger Lakes region and the development of the wine industry in the U.S. For example, the section entitled "Wine Comes To America" contains items such as images from Agoston Haraszthy's Grape Culture, Wines, and Wine-making. With Notes Upon Agriculture and Horticulture, published in New York in 1862. Haraszthy, a wine enthusiast, is credited with introducing around 300 different grape varieties to the United States. Also in this exhibition section is a reproduction from "Thomas Jefferson on Wine," and a patent for the Einset Seedless Grape, April 26, 1988. Other sections of Song of the Vine cover practical aspects of winemaking, the temperance movement and prohibition, and grape varieties.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-08-31
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