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Inventing wine : a new history of one of the world's most ancient pleasures, Paul Lukacs

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Inventing wine : a new history of one of the world's most ancient pleasures
Title
Inventing wine
Title remainder
a new history of one of the world's most ancient pleasures
Statement of responsibility
Paul Lukacs
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work describes the eight thousand year history of wine, chronicling the changes that have taken place in preparation and taste as the ancient world gave way to the scientific, industrial, social, and ideological revolutions of modern times. It tells the story of how wine, as enjoyed by millions of people today, came into existence. Drinking wine can be traced back 8,000 years, yet the wines we drink today are radically different from those made in earlier eras. While its basic chemistry remains largely the same, wine's social roles have changed fundamentally, being invented and reinvented many times over many centuries. Here the author chronicles wine's transformation from a source of spiritual and bodily nourishment to a foodstuff valued for the wide array of pleasures it can provide. He relates how the prototypes of contemporary wines first emerged when people began to have options of what to drink, and he demonstrates that people selected wine for dramatically different reasons than those expressed when doing so was a necessity rather than a choice. During wine's long history, men and women imbued wine with different cultural meanings and invented different cultural roles for it to play. The power of such invention belonged both to those drinking wine and to those producing it. These included tastemakers like the medieval Cistercian monks of Burgundy who first thought of place as an important aspect of wine's identity; nineteenth-century writers such as Grimod de la Reyniere and Cyrus Redding who strived to give wine a rarefied aesthetic status; scientists like Louis Pasteur and Emile Peynaud who worked to help winemakers take more control over their craft; and a host of visionary vintners who aimed to produce better, more distinctive-tasting wines, eventually bringing high-quality wine to consumers around the globe. By charting the changes in both wine's appreciation and its production, the author offers a new way to look at the present as well as the past
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DLC
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Lukacs, Paul
Dewey number
663/.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TP549
LC item number
.L85 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Wine and wine making
  • Wine and wine making
  • Wine and wine making
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Inventing wine : a new history of one of the world's most ancient pleasures, Paul Lukacs
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
God's gifts : wine in ancient worlds -- Worldly goods : wine through the Middle Ages -- Particular tastes : new wines and new challenges -- Battling air and bottling stars : inventing early modern wines -- New tastes and traditions : wine's first golden age -- Crises and catastrophes : a century of cheapening -- Recovery and revival : European wine's second golden age -- Visions and varietals : the wine revolution comes to the New World -- Globalization and specialization : wine moves into the new millennium
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 350 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039969372
Label
Inventing wine : a new history of one of the world's most ancient pleasures, Paul Lukacs
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
God's gifts : wine in ancient worlds -- Worldly goods : wine through the Middle Ages -- Particular tastes : new wines and new challenges -- Battling air and bottling stars : inventing early modern wines -- New tastes and traditions : wine's first golden age -- Crises and catastrophes : a century of cheapening -- Recovery and revival : European wine's second golden age -- Visions and varietals : the wine revolution comes to the New World -- Globalization and specialization : wine moves into the new millennium
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 350 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039969372

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