Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures

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W. W. Norton & Company, 21. lis 2013. - Broj stranica: 384

"Meticulously researched history…look[s] at how wine and Western civilization grew up together." —Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Because science and technology have opened new avenues for vintners, our taste in wine has grown ever more diverse. Wine is now the subject of careful chemistry and global demand. Paul Lukacs recounts the journey of wine through history—how wine acquired its social cachet, how vintners discovered the twin importance of place and grape, and how a basic need evolved into a realm of choice.

 

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Noted American oenophile Lukacs (English/Loyola Univ. Maryland; The Great Wines of America: The Top Forty Vintners, Vineyards, and Vintages, 2005, etc.) tells the story of wine over eight millenniums ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju

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Introduction
GODS GIFTS
WORLDLY GOODS
PARTICULAR TASTES
BATTLING AIR AND BOTTLINGSTARS
NEW TASTES AND TRADITIONS
CRISES AND CATASTROPHES
RECOVERY AND REVIVAL
GLOBALIZATION AND SPECIALIZATION
Notes
Bibliography
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Paul Lukacs is the author of American Vintage and The Great Wines of America. A James Beard, Cliquot, and IACP award winner, he has been writing about wine and its cultural contexts for nearly twenty years. He is a professor of English at Loyola University of Maryland, where he directs the University's Center for the Humanities. He lives in Baltimore.

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