A Matter of Taste: The History of Wine Drinking in Britain

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This book takes an irreverent look the development ofBritain's national tastes. The eclectic scope of the book includes a discussion of the wine list at the coronation of George VI, the impact of French Chateau legislation in 1855 upon the obsessive Victorian claret fiends of the day, the explosion of Hock as the typical plonk of the 1970s, and the many frauds, marketing ploys, and outrages perpetrated on the traditionally naive British market over the years. Lavishly illustrated with paintings, photographs, labels, and ...

A Matter of Taste: The History of Wine Drinking in Britain 2005, Tempus Publishing, Limited, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752434025

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