As one might expect, many of these wine writers were famous characters in history that expressed their love of wine by writing about it. As Dr. Kevin Starr observes in the Introduction, "What a gathering of greats, each of them with something to say about wine, in certain cases, in fact, saying some of the best things that have ever been said about wine in human history." Pliny the Elder, Omar Khayyam, Rabelais, Samuel Pepys, John Locke, James Boswell, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Philip Mazzei, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Louis Stevenson, Andre L. Simon, Maynard Amerine are but a few of the men who loved wine and wrote about its epicurean and hedonistic pleasures. But Wine into Words is about much more than just the famous; it is about all the men and women throughout history who pioneered wine's development and recorded its history. In addition to the Author Index, the second edition contains an alphabetically arranged Short-Title Index of all the titles, and a Subject Index (new to this edition), that allows for easy access to its store of information.
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Table of Contents
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