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Wine Into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language James M. Gabler

Wine Into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language

James M. Gabler

Published January 28th 2004
ISBN : 9780961352554
Hardcover
503 pages
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Wine into Words, 2nd edition, contains nearly 8,000 bibliographical entries, thousands of historical annotations covering everything wine has touched: art, literature, music, history, food, winemaking, grape growing, poetry, politics, religion, war,MoreWine into Words, 2nd edition, contains nearly 8,000 bibliographical entries, thousands of historical annotations covering everything wine has touched: art, literature, music, history, food, winemaking, grape growing, poetry, politics, religion, war, and hundreds of biographical sketche of the men and women who pioneered wines development and recorded its history. As the nearly 8000 entries attest, there are many books in English that contribute to the aura, mystery and interest of wine. The second edition of Wine into Words contains thousands of historical annotations covering everything wine has touched: art, literature, history, music, food, winemaking, grape growing, poetry, politics, religion, war, and hundreds of biographical sketches of prominent wine writers. 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 wines 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.