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|Description:||xv, 350 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm|
|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.
"Paul Lukacs's research is methodical, his content thorough and his prose vivid...There are...original ideas here, which place the history of wine in a fascinating social and cultural context of