Story of Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781840009729
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Written by the world's bestselling wine author, this new illustrated edition is an enthralling read, tracing the story of wine from the dawn of civilization through the bacchanalian splendor of the ancient world to the present day. Updated to include the latest developments in wine, this edition features never before seen archival photographs.

Vintage

The Story of Wine
Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Fireside
ISBN: 9780671791827
Category: Cooking
Page: 480
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From one of the preeminent writers on wine today, the lavishly illustrated and brilliantly told story of wine and civilization, from ancient Rome to the present. Combining extensive research and scholarship with wit and eloquence, Johnson traces the path of the grape from agricultural product to work of art. 200 four-color photos; 20 four-color maps.

The Story of Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781857329971
Category: Wine and wine making
Page: 480
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The winner of every wine book award in Britain and the U.S.. In tiffs fascinating book, Hugh Johnson, the world's best-selling wine author. traces the story of wine from the dawn of civilization through the bacchanalian splendor of the ancient world to the present day. In his incomparable style that combines wit, insight and anecdote, Hugh Johnson tells us about classical drinking paries and Islamic Prohibition, the voyages of 14th century wine ships and the invention of the wine bottle, and how Champagne survived the bombardments of World War 1. Critically acclaimed, exquisitely written, The Story of Wine is a necessary addition to the library of any afficianado.

A Century of Wine

The Story of a Wine Revolution
Author: Stephen Brook
Publisher: Board & Bench Pub
ISBN: 9781891267338
Category: Cooking
Page: 192
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Some of the world's premier wine writers chronicle one hundred years in the evolution of the modern-day global wine industry, explore the development of wine in various regions around the world, and discuss the impact of political developments--including two world wars and their aftermaths--have affected popular tastes and styles.

A Short History of Wine


Author: Rod Phillips
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780060937379
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
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Variously regarded as a sacred, religious drink, an inebriant, and even the work of the Devil, throughout the ages wine has generated passions that verge on mania. In A Short History of Wine, Rod Phillips tells the story of wine in the Western world with all its grandeurs and miseries. Packed with fascinating stories, unexpected insights, and the myriad tricks of the trade, A Short History of Wine is an essential book for anyone who treats this most venerated drink with the zeal it deserves.

A History of Wine in America, Volume 2

From Prohibition to the Present
Author: Thomas Pinney
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520254309
Category: Cooking
Page: 548
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Wine-making in the United States as it was carried out under Prohibition and then as it developed and spread to all fifty states after the repeal of Prohibition is described in this account of the American vintner's art as it has evolved into a successful enterprise.

Religion and Wine

A Cultural History of Wine Drinking in the United States
Author: Robert C. Fuller
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9780870499111
Category: Cooking
Page: 140
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Wine, more than any other food or beverage, is intimately associated with religious experience and celebratory rituals. Nowhere is this seen more clearly than in American cultural history. From the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock to the Franciscans and Jesuits who pioneered California's Mission Trail, many American religious groups have required wine to perform their sacraments and enliven their evening meals. This book tells the story of how viniculture in America was started and sustained by a broad spectrum of religious denominations. In the process, it offers new insights into the special relationship between wine production and consumption and the spiritual dimension of human experience.

The Story of Wine and Its Uses

A Non-technical Guide to Wine, Including Wine Types, how Wine is Grown, Wine Quality, the History of Wine, the Industry Today and a Glossary of Wine Terms
Author: Wine Institute (San Francisco, Calif.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Wine and wine making
Page: 48
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From Demon to Darling

A Legal History of Wine in America
Author: Richard Mendelson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520268008
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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"Reflecting America's complicated and often confused cultural identity, laws have long regulated who can and cannot make, sell, distribute, purchase, and drink wine. Richard Mendelson's compelling legal history is detailed but never dry because it reveals as much about Americans' attitudes towards themselves as about their understanding of wine."—Paul Lukacs, author of American Vintage: The Rise of American Wine and The Great Wines of America "This concise yet well-documented history of how the wine industry has fared, and ultimately triumphed, through temperance, Prohibition, and convoluted control systems makes an enjoyable read for any serious oenophile."—Philip J. Cook, author of Paying the Tab: The Costs and Benefits of Alcohol Control

A History of Wine in America, Volume 1

From the Beginnings to Prohibition
Author: Thomas Pinney
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520254295
Category: Cooking
Page: 572
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"Completely fascinating, Pinney's History of Wine in America combines a myriad of facts about all the states that have endeavored to grow grapes at any time since colonial days into a readable and coherent story. The only study to approach wine through its historical aspects, it will be invaluable to wine writers who want to include historical perspectives in their articles and it will be seized upon by grape growers and wineries throughout the country who want to discover their region's historical roots in viticulture and winemaking. A significant contribution to scholarship, this book should have broad appeal."—John R. McGrew, USDA Agricultural Research Service (retired)

Wine

A social and cultural history of the drink that changed our lives
Author: Rod Phillips
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
ISBN: 1910902470
Category: History
Page: 384
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Wine looks at how wine has been used to demarcate social groups and genders, how wine has shaped facets of social life as diverse as medicine, religion, and military activity, how vineyards have transformed landscapes, and how successive innovations in wine packaging have affected and been affected by commerce and consumption.

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
Author: Paul Lukacs
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393239640
Category: Cooking
Page: 384
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"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.

Wine

From Neolithic Times to the 21st Century
Author: Stefan K. Estreicher
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875864775
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 186
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The story of wine is the story of religion, medicine, science, war, discovery and dream. This compact, engaging, easy-to-read and well-illustrated text covers the essential historical background and the key developments in the history of wine through the ages, with lists of top vintages.

The History of Wine in 100 Bottles

From Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond
Author: Oz Clarke
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1910496804
Category: Cooking
Page: 300
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Winemaking is as old as civilization itself and wine has always been more than just a drink. For thousands of years, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to its current status as a vast global industry, the history of wine has been directly related to major social, cultural, religious and economic changes. This fascinating and entertaining book takes a look at 100 bottles that mark a significant change in the evolution of wine and winemaking and captures the innovations and discoveries that have had the biggest impact on the history of 'bottled poetry'.

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine 2001


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451603453
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
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An indispensable tool of the wine enthusiast, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclo- pedia of Wine 2001 is thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date information. This 24th edition of the world's bestselling wine book gives expert help in choosing a wine for every occasion and every budget. With current information on more than 6,000 wines, growers, and regions worldwide, the Pocket Encyclopedia is packed with advice to assist your selection of wine, whether in stores or restaurants, for cellaring, or for special events. Extensive coverage -- from re-emerging Eastern European regions to the newest additions in the United States -- will introduce even the experienced oenophile to little-known finds, while detailed entries clarify information for the novice. Johnson names the top-valued wines from every country and highlights those to drink in 2001, with predictions for wines to watch for in the future. Also included are regional maps, label guides, and vintage charts, along with fascinating entries on the history, production, and appreciation of wine. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine 2001 is the peerless standard of wine guides, a crucial addition to the library of every wine lover, enthusiast, and connoisseur.

Hugh Johnson's How to Enjoy Your Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684864193
Category: Cooking
Page: 120
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Offers advice on choosing the right wine for the right meal, opening bottles, storing bottles, serving wine, and judging wine for flavor and quality

Wine

A Life Uncorked
Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520248502
Category: Cooking
Page: 383
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A personal, subjective tour of the world of wine over the past 40 years is conducted by one of the subject's most respected observers and bestselling writers. In his new memoir, Johnson celebrates the variety and complexity of wine, and how it evokes places and people.

Circle of Vines

The Story of New York Wine
Author: Richard Figiel
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438453825
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
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Traces the history of the New York wine industry as it evolved across the state. Winegrower and journalist Richard Figiel offers the first comprehensive history of New York wine, following its turbulent evolution across the state and emerging as a dynamic player in the world of fine wine. He begins by examining New York’s distinctive viticultural roots and the geologic forces that shaped the state’s terrain for winegrowing. Starting with early efforts to grow grapes for wine in the Hudson Valley, the story moves west to the Finger Lakes and Lake Erie, circles around the state from Long Island to the North Country, and, finally, to contemporary New York City. Through industry booms and busts, he explores the New York wine industry’s continuing process of reinvention by resourceful immigrants, family dynasties, giant corporations, and back-to-the-land dreamers. Moving across centuries of winemaking, Figiel unfolds an extraordinary array of grape species, varieties, and wines. “This is a clear and coherent theme—the evolution of an important modern wine industry in New York. It is the most complete history of this topic.” — Ian A. Merwin, viticulturalist at Cornell University, coauthor of A Grower’s Guide to Organic Apples “What works is when the book weaves between providing basic history and then anecdotes that illuminate that history. I had difficulty putting the book down because it was entertaining. This should make a very fine contribution to the literature of wine-making in New York.” — John C. Hartsock, author of Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery

Wine

The 8,000 Year-Old Story of the Wine Trade
Author: Thomas Pellechia
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 9781560258711
Category: Cooking
Page: 272
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The grape pre-dates humans, so it's hard to know who discovered wine. However, archeological and other discoveries have made it easier to find this out since wine was used to meet spiritual needs. At least, this is the story that is usually told. But when civilization began about 8,000 years ago it didn't take long for wine to move from an instrument of spirituality to a dominant economic power; all it took was the development of trade. Thereafter, the life and death of certain cultures often depended upon the fortunes of wine trading. Wine may have even sparked the earliest wars. Presenting its history from a commercial perspective, Wine reveals how the historically powerful wine trade has been a catalyst in many important developments throughout the ages such as sea mercantilism, early glass blowing, cooperage and cork production, trade fairs and festivals, advertising and promotion, the survival of civilization during the so-called Dark Ages, war financing, placating or pacifying troops, tranquilizing marauders, politics, literature and more.