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The meaning of wine

The meaning of wine

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  • Publisher: Earth in Views
  • French language
  • Publication date: 06/2022
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Dimensions: 17x22 cm
  • Weight: 220g
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9782916935515

Presentation :

This essay invites you on an olfactory and sensory stroll around grapes and wine, through a collection of six articles, to be read like a tasting, according to your desires and your questions. Olfactory, it is, through articles on the use of iris or even sulfur in wine making. Smell, touch and taste intertwine when it comes to considering the use of different wood species in winemaking.

The discovery is also visual through the evolution of the vocabulary describing wine from antiquity to modern times through the Middle Ages. Finally, the evolution of taste terms can close this journey through the alchemical elements of this drink which still has so many mysteries to reveal. A revival of historical studies on wine took place from the 1980s, relying mainly on public archives, and more rarely on private archives, many of which have disappeared or are difficult to access.

Topics such as harvest dates, yields, city entry taxes, wine prices and even commercial networks were delivered to the public of enlightened amateurs. It is perhaps now time to turn to an “other” history of wine, a history of wine sensibilities. It is a book written by four hands and two visions, one more scientific and modern, of a father who is a doctor and historian and the other, more literary and antiquated, of his daughter, associate professor of Classics.

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