Wine: A Graphic History

Wine: A Graphic History

Wine: A Graphic History

Wine: A Graphic History


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A graphic history of wine, from ancient times to today

The history of wine is the history of civilization. It is the religious drink par excellence. In Greek mythology, references to wine abound. In the Bible, after the Flood, Noah plants a vineyard. In the Middle Ages, it was in the monasteries and churches that the syrupy drink of antiquity, unpalatable if not diluted, was transformed into the wine we know today. Wine expert Benoist Simmat and artist Daniel Casanave trace the story of wine from its origins in the Mediterranean to the globalized industry of the 21st century. Spanning the innovations that have punctuated wine’s long history, from oak-barrel aging to the invention of the bottle, Wine: A Graphic Historyleaves readers with a fresh view of our own drinking culture.

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ISBN-13: 9781910593806
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 05/26/2020
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Benoist Simmat is a journalist, essayist, and scriptwriter. A wine specialist, he is a longtime contributor to La Revue du Vin de France. Daniel Casanave is a French comic book artist and writer.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chapter 1 In the Beginning 11

Chapter 2 Antic Hay 27

Chapter 3 The Gauls and Their Wine 59

Chapter 4 The Complex East 83

Chapter 5 The Blood of Christ 103

Chapter 6 The Paradox of Islam 119

Chapter 7 Medieval Times 141

Chapter 8 The Age of Discovery 163

Chapter 9 America and Beyond 189

Chapter 10 The Consecration of Terroir 207

Chapter 11 Green Revolution 227

Conclusion 258

Endnotes 260

Select Bibliography 262

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