A Short History Of Wine

A Short History Of Wine by Roderick Phillips
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ISBN
9780140290288
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
400
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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From the earliest evidence of fermented grapes in 5000 BC, to the popping of corks at the start of the year 2000, wine in its various forms has always been more than just a drink. Throughout its heady and volatile history it has aroused extraordinary passions: as a gift from God or a curse of Satan; as a marker of social sophistication or drunken revelry; in religious ritual and in sexual seduction; as a healthy tonic and something that can kill.

Rod Phillips distils the rich, often fruity story of our palates through the ages, from the debaunched drinking parties of Ancient Greece and Rome, where wine was mixed with sea water or honey; through the flourishing trade of the Middle Ages; to seventeenth-century Venice, where a wine fountain was constructed for shipyard workers; and on to the birth of port, champagne and New World wines. Ending with the industry of today, this is a hugely entertaining celebration of 'the gladness of the grape' everywhere.
ISBN:
9780140290288
Publication Date:
16 / 10 / 2001
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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