A Century of Wine: The Story of a Wine Revolution
One hundred years of war, technological revolutions and massive increases in wealth have changed the wine world, transforming it from a regional and ... Show synopsis One hundred years of war, technological revolutions and massive increases in wealth have changed the wine world, transforming it from a regional and cottage industry to a truly global enterprise. A prestigious team of the world's best wine writers have joined forces to review this transition, continent by continent, nation by nation. This is a genuinely definitive work that explores the history, the politics, religion, culture, climatic changes, fashion and social phenomena that have impacted on wine developments around the world. Such social and economic changes as modern communication and travel, distribution systems, supermarkets and culinary trends are examined in relation to the globalization of wine. Richly illustrated with hundreds of historic photographs, this is a book that will entertain and inform any wine enthusiast or history buff. The concluding chapter by Stephen Brook peeks into the future for wine in the 21st Century. Index.