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French Wine: an Illustrated Miscellany

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ISBN-10: 2080201549

ISBN-13: 9782080201546

Edition: 2014

Authors: Bernard Pivot

List price: $34.95
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This handsome volume pays homage to the humble grape's revered nectar. This truly exceptional miscellany of anecdotes, facts, quotable quotes, and interesting stories celebrates wine in all its guises: from the origin of the toast (to prevent being poisoned at a dinner, it was customary for guests to tip part of their drink into their companion's glass) to the exact number of references to wine in the Bible (441) to the debate over whether Dom Perignon discovered bubbles, effectively inventing champagne, or simply started the tradition of blending the grapes in the drink he described as "like drinking stars." With references to world-class vineyards and favored grape varieties, the author…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/22/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 7.79" wide x 9.76" long x 1.17" tall
Weight: 0.176
Language: English