John Briscoe presents "Crush: The Triumph of California Wine"
We all know know that California wines have achieved international recognition, but John Briscoe’s Crush gives us a broader understanding of the complex path the industry took to get there. By taking a multidimensional look at the social, political, cultural, legal, and viticultural elements of the progress of California winemaking over several centuries, Briscoe brings vivid detail to the tale. Timed to the height of the grape harvest, this evening will have special meaning for wine country denizens.
John Briscoe is a poet, author, and lawyer. He has published several books, including The Lost Poems of Cangjie and Tadich Grill: The Story of San Francisco’s Oldest Restaurant, and numerous academic articles on law and history. He is a distinguished fellow at the Law of the Sea Institute, University of California, Berkeley. He has served for twenty-one years on the advisory board of the MFA program in creative writing at St. Mary’s College of California, and currently serves on the boards of three historical societies and other organizations. Briscoe is a resident of San Francisco.