The Philosophy of Wine

£9.99

A witty introduction to the history and culture of wine, from its origins in ancient China and the Mediterranean to the role of Chilean and Australian wines in the modern world. This book explores varieties of wine from around the world, how they came to be, and where they might go next.

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A companion volume to The Philosophy of Beards and The Philosophy of Coffee, this witty history of wine – its cultivation and enjoyment – sheds light on the rich traditions of wine from around the world. An apt gift for oenophiles everywhere, it includes chapters on the development of wine production – from casks to bottles and from feet to presses – as well as tracing the global shift of wine production from traditional wine-producing regions to emerging wine exporters.

With a selective focus on unexpected facts and lesser-known characters connected with wine, from the Greek god of wine, to the monks who created Champagne and the first wine smugglers, this gift edition explores the historical influences that have shaped our drinking taste. It even comments on the effect of global warming, and where the story of wine might be going next…

About the author: Ruth Ball is the award-nominated author of Rebellious Spirits and, most recently, Rough Spirits and High Society (British Library, 2017). She is the founder of Alchemist Dreams, a company dedicated to handmade liqueurs that are blended to order.

Author(s)
Ruth Ball
Publisher
British Library Publishing
Publication date
May 2019
Pages
112
Dimensions
200 x 130 mm
Binding
Hardback

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