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The History of Wine in 100 Bottles is oversized, hardbound, full of colorful pictures, and has relatively little text. It looks like it belongs on a coffee table. But open the cover, start reading, and you’ll find a well-distilled and easily digestible history of wine. Oz Clarke has taken on a bold project, attempting to take readers from “Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond” through the stories of one hundred bottles of wine. I love the concept of this book and hope the text is given as much attention as the pictures. The range of Clarke’s book is impressive. It spans eight thousand years, opening with a fascinating look at ancient winemaking techniques dating back to 6000 B.C. and proceeding chronologically up through the case of Rudy Kurniawan in 2014. But it’s not just a recitation of worn out facts. Clarke includes more than just, in his words, “the big moments in wine.” He also calls attention to “the eccentric, the bombastic, the mundane,” […]

Πηγή: Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog » Book Review: The History of Wine in 100 Bottles, By Oz Clarke

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