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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"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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Informative but needs editing
This book does a thorough job of laying out the fascinating history of vin fin. However I think it could have been done with about 200 less pages. Paul Lukacs' knowledge of wine is only surpassed by his ability to say the same thing over and over in different sentence forms.