Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures

Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures

by Paul Lukacs
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Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures by Paul Lukacs

"Meticulously researched history…look[s] at how wine and Western civilization grew up together." —Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Because science and technology have opened new avenues for vintners, our taste in wine has grown ever more diverse. Wine is now the subject of careful chemistry and global demand. Paul Lukacs recounts the journey of wine through history—how wine acquired its social cachet, how vintners discovered the twin importance of place and grape, and how a basic need evolved into a realm of choice.

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ISBN-13: 9780393239645
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/26/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 617,849
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Paul Lukacs is the author of American Vintage and The Great Wines of America. A James Beard, Cliquot, and IACP award winner, he has been writing about wine and its cultural contexts for nearly twenty years. He is a professor of English at Loyola University of Maryland, where he directs the University's Center for the Humanities. He lives in Baltimore.

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Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.