Story of Wine, Volume 2

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Octopus Books, 2004 - Cooking - 256 pages
Written by the world's bestselling wine author, this new illustrated edition is an enthralling read, tracing the story of wine from the dawn of civilization through the bacchanalian splendor of the ancient world to the present day. Updated to include the latest developments in wine, this edition features never before seen archival photographs.

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Perhaps better known for his wine atlases, Johnson's most enduring contribution to my understanding of wine has been this history of wine. Clearly a labor of love, he revises it regularly to keep abreast of the latest scholarship, but he never loses us in the details. This is a seamless narrative that gives wine its proper place in the context of history. 

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