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The incredible history of wine - New edition

The incredible history of wine - New edition

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  • Publisher: Les Arènes
  • Publication date: 08/2022
  • Number of pages: 330
  • Dimensions: 18 x 26 cm
  • Weight: 989g
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9791037506863

Presentation :

The history of wine is the history of civilization.
In Antiquity, wine was syrupy, flavored with blackberry or myrtle, added with honey or oil, and diluted with water before being drunk. It is the religious drink par excellence. Greek mythology is full of allusions to wine and in the Bible, at the end of the Flood, Noah plants a vineyard. Wine civilizes men and humanizes the gods.

The first classification of wines dates back to the 1st century AD! At the end of Antiquity, Gallic wine was already exported abundantly, thanks to the technique of aging in oak barrels. At the fall of the Roman Empire, the Church and monasteries perpetuated the know-how; in the Middle Ages, wine began to resemble the one we know. In the 17th century, the invention of the bottle revolutionized wine keeping, and oenology became an art of living. With colonization, wine conquered the world. Today, half of the countries in the world produce them.

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The author:

Benoist Simmat is a journalist, essayist and comic strip writer, notably a specialist in the economics and history of wine, contributor to titles such as L'Express or Le Journal du Dimanche . He has published more than forty works to date.

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