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Remembering ?the Grapes Of Wrath? | Here & Now

On the 'Grapes of Wrath' Trail, the Dust Bowl Still Resonates

ALT novelist John Steinbeck (1902 1968) is pictured in January 1930. The Grapes of Wrath was published April 14, 1939. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) John Steinbecks epic novel about Oklahoma farmers migrating to California during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s celebrated its 75th anniversary this year. The Grapes of Wrath won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. It was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1940, starring Henry Fonda as the main character Tom Joad, a young man who returns to his family after being released from prison. Here &Now sliterary critic Steve Almond spoke toRobin Young in April about the books lasting importance. Guest
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"Ultra premium" Prosecco, like the one made by the company Altaneve, can sell for $160 a bottle. The grapes that make up that bottle are selected by hand, which the company says insures the grapes are as fresh as possible and require the least amount of preservatives. But Altaneve is on the pricey side. A Prosecco is typically considered premium once it costs over $20 a bottle, making it a luxury accessible even to the most casual buyer who may usually only spend $10 to $18 on a bottle. Mionetto, the largest supplier of Prosecco to the U.S., introduced a luxury line in 2013 with that customer in mind. That line tops out at $35 a bottle. The luxury line currently represents 6% to 7% of Mionetto's total sales.
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Prosecco: No longer the 'poor man's Champagne'? - Dec. 29, 2014

luxury prosecco Though the weather may dampen turnout this year, the city plans to offer the same family-friendly slate of entertainment that was scheduled: magician, face painter, "Dynamite Dave," balloon artist, party jump and live music from Enturaj, Resonate! and Safety Orange. The ice rink in front of the Civic Center will be offering regular sessons from 10 a.m.
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Prosecco: No longer the 'poor man's Champagne'? - Yahoo Finance

"Cava and Prosecco are shedding the idea of the poor man's alternative for Champagne," said Chris Deas of New York's Zachys Wine & Liquor, a family-owned wine shop that sells nationwide. "People are becoming more educated and more experienced." Deas said sparking wine is a "huge growth area" for his business, especially in cities like New York and San Francisco. "There's a hip wine culture in places where the sommeliers are able to educate the buyers who are coming in," he said. The buyer of a premium bottle of Prosecco will get a sparkling wine that's rich and elegant, with a taste that's derived in part from the soil where the grapes are grown.
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TEMECULA: Two grape drops for New Year's Eve:

In this famous image from the Dust Bowl era, a farmer and his sons run for shelter before an approaching dust storm in Oklahoma. Little by little they settled into the new life." The Grapes of Wrath The freedom of the open road holds no appeal for my 16-year-old son, Miro. Like many of his generation, he sees cars as agents of global warming and the reason American suburbs can be soulless places with no sense of community, let alone pedestrians. Plus, he gets carsick. So I confess to some trepidation as our family headed out on a three-week road trip to California last summer.
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