California: Case 10

California state viticultural agencies take the lead in collecting, evaluating and publishing all matters relating to vine culture and wine making, not only that within the state but also relevant reports produced in other wine countries. They were then and are now a valuable historic archive. 

Books by individual wine producers and advocates became common. 

Frona Eunice Wait (Colburn) produced an unusually fine illustrated descriptive work (1889) and nearly half a century later (1937) a tale that recalls the simplicity of the past. 

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