Andr Tchelistcheff

Andr Tchelistcheff

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Andr Tchelistcheff (Russian:, December 7, 1901 - April 5, 1994) was America's most influential post-Prohibition winemaker. Tchelistcheff is most notable for his contributions toward defining the style of California's best wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. Called the "dean of American winemakers," industry pioneers, such as Robert Mondavi, Louis Martini and Rob Davis of Jordan Vineyard & Winery, considered him their mentor. Born to an aristocratic family in Moscow, Russia in 1901, Tchelistcheff's father was Chief Justice of the Russian Imperial Court. Tchelistcheff studied at the military academy at Kiev, but returned to his family when they were forced to flee Moscow due to the Russian Revolution of 1917. From 1918-1921, Tchelistcheff fought with the White Army in the Russian Civil War. In 1921, he was left for dead on a Crimean battlefield after his unit was machine-gunned during a snowstorm. He eventually recovered and was reunited with his family, who fled Russia to Yugoslavia.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134944785
  • 9786134944786