- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
The Washington Post…meticulously researched history…
In Inventing Wine, Paul Lukacs chronicles wine’s transformation from a source of sustenance to a consciously pursued pleasure, in the process offering a new way to view the present as well as the past.
God's Gifts: Wine in Ancient Worlds 1
Worldly Goods: Wine through the Middle Ages 34
Particular Tastes: New Wines and New Challenges 66
Battling Air and Bottling Stars: Inventing Early Modern Wines 95
New Tastes and Traditions: Wine's First Golden Age 127
Crises and Catastrophes: A Century of Cheapening 167
Recovery and Revival: European Wine's Second Golden Age 202
Visions and Varietals: The Wine Revolution Comes to the New World 239
Globalization and Specialization: Wine Moves into the New Millennium 278
Posted January 12, 2013
I found Paul Lukacs's book booringly repetitive. What he says could have been writtten in a 75 page term paper. It appears with all the errors in punctuation and text that his editors were on vacation. Summary: Ancient, even 19th centurn wine was "sour" since people did not understand how to preserve wine. If he had used the word "sour" one more time, I would have thrown a bottle at him. Readers may enjoy the last chapter, but the rest is plonk.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 5, 2015
I enjoyed it very much. As a novice wanting to learn more, the cultural and historical context provided about the evolution of wine consumption was very valuable to me.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.