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eBook Wine: The 8,000 Year-Old Story of the Wine Trade ePub

by Thomas Pellechia

  • ISBN: 1560258713
  • Category: Beverages and Wine
  • Subcategory: Cooking
  • Author: Thomas Pellechia
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Running Press; First Edition edition (August 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1841 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1416 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 682

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The oldest archeological evidence of wine making dates to about 6000 . After the fall of Rome, the Christian church sanctioned wine making and its trade, and with the coming of th. .

The oldest archeological evidence of wine making dates to about 6000 . from a site in what is now the country of Georgia. Wine was traded in Hammurabi's Mesopotamia and in pharaonic Egypt, and its production expanded exponentially in tandem with the Greco-Roman empires. After the fall of Rome, the Christian church sanctioned wine making and its trade, and with the coming of the Renaissance and the early modern period, the business progressed in step with other improvements in transportation, politics and commerce.

But when civilization began about 8,000 years ago it didn't take long for wine to move from an instrument of spirituality to a d The grape pre-dates humans, so it's hard to know who discovered wine.

The grape pre-dates humans, so it's hard to know who discovered wine. But when civilization began about 8,000 years ago it didn't take long for wine to move from an instrument of spirituality to a d The grape pre-dates humans, so it's hard to know who discovered wine. However, archeological and other discoveries have made it easier to find this out since wine was used to meet spiritual needs. At least, this is the story that is usually told.

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Wine : The 8,000-Year-Old Story of the Wine Trade. But when civilization began about 8,000 years ago it didn't take long for wine to move from an instrument of spirituality to a dominant economic power; all it took was the development of trade.

The grape pre-dates humans, so it’s hard to know who discovered wine. However, archeological and other discoveries have made it easier to find this out since wine was used to meet spiritual needs

The grape pre-dates humans, so it’s hard to know who discovered wine. Thereafter, the life and death of certain cultures often depended upon the fortunes of wine trading.

Thomas Pellechia Contributor. They further tell us that wine stories mostly refer to passions, territories and traditions. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Food & Drink. Another feature of the Georgian wine story is its grape varieties, some of which have been traced to at least 5,000 years ago. Out of an estimated 80 varieties, the red Saperavi and the white Rkatsiteli are probably the most known in the . they are the two I first tasted when I moved to the Finger Lakes region in the early 1980s.

This is a book about wine from a commercial perspective, beginning with its believed known origins and ending with a glimpse into the future of the modern wine world. The book includes many side facts and quotes pertinent to the story, plus an extensive bibliography. The story comes to fuller life the closer it gets to the present day; maps and parenthetical observations offer additional touches of color. Publishers Weekly-June 5, 2006)

Story of the Wine Trade by Thomas Pellechia (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006).

Story of the Wine Trade by Thomas Pellechia (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006). For those interested in reading more about the now-famous Jefferson wines -bottles of Bordeaux supposedly belonging to Thomas Jefferson discovered behind a bricked-up cellar wall in Paris-I recommend The Jefferson Bottles by Patrick Radden Keefe from the September 3 and 10, 2007, issue of The New Yorker and The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive. Bottle of Wine by Benjamin Wallace (Crown, 2008).

Thomas Pellechia has been a wine salesman, a winery owner, a specialty wine shop owner, and a judge for the American Wine . His latest book is Wine: the 8,000 Year-Old Story of the Wine Trade. Country of Publication.

Thomas Pellechia has been a wine salesman, a winery owner, a specialty wine shop owner, and a judge for the American Wine Society. His articles have appeared in Wine Enthusiast,Practical Winery,Vineyard and Winery Management,Washington Wine Style,Spirit,Brandweek,Slow Food s Snail,Decanter,Wines and Vines,The American Wine Society Journal, and The Finger Lakes Wine Gazette.

An old horizontal wine press that used wooden planks and a square base to exert . a b c d T. Pellechia Wine: The 8,000-Year-Old Story of the Wine Trade pg 28, 50-51 and 149 Running Press, London 2006.

An old horizontal wine press that used wooden planks and a square base to exert pressure on the grape skins. a b c d e f H. Johnson Vintage: The Story of Wine pg 14-31 Simon and Schuster 1989. Thomas H. Maugh II "Ancient winery found in Armenia.

The grape pre-dates humans, so it's hard to know who discovered wine. However, archeological and other discoveries have made it easier to find this out since wine was used to meet spiritual needs. At least, this is the story that is usually told. But when civilization began about 8,000 years ago it didn't take long for wine to move from an instrument of spirituality to a dominant economic power; all it took was the development of trade. Thereafter, the life and death of certain cultures often depended upon the fortunes of wine trading. Wine may have even sparked the earliest wars. Presenting its history from a commercial perspective, Wine reveals how the historically powerful wine trade has been a catalyst in many important developments throughout the ages such as sea mercantilism, early glass blowing, cooperage and cork production, trade fairs and festivals, advertising and promotion, the survival of civilization during the so-called Dark Ages, war financing, placating or pacifying troops, tranquilizing marauders, politics, literature and more.

Comments

Nahn Nahn
Tom Pellechia is to be commended for the amount of research he put in to writing this book. It begins with a mention of the Paleolithic wine discoveries made by Patrick McGovern in the trans-Caucasus region of far western Turkey/eastern Georgia and moves quickly to Mesopotamia, where evidence of an actual wine trade is easier to establish. Though it would be impossible to provide a complete record of the wine trade between then and now, the author does an admirable job of hitting the highlights, of discussing the evolution of the trade and its impact on various societies at various times in history, and of elaborating on the many anecdotes about wine history that are often inaccurately bandied about the contemporary wine world. While it's true that the narrative thread could have been pulled a bit tighter and that the writing suffers from a lack of editing (hence the 4 star rating) this is a valuable read and a solid resource for anyone with an interest in the history of wine.
net rider net rider
Pellechia doesn't approach the subject of wine history with the academic rigor of Hugh Johnson, but he looks at it from a different perspective that's perhaps more immediately relevant to today's consumer. As a former vintner and current wine retailer, the author concerns himself more specifically with the history of the wine trade than with the history of wine in general. He has a decent grasp of European history, especially Ancient European History, and the occasional errors he makes don't detract from his basic points. His narrative style is good and he kept my interest throughout. Although the book suffers from occasional typos and other lapses of editing, which become more frequent as the book progresses, his most interesting information is toward the end, where he provides an inside look at the immediate forces that shaped today's industry. Anyone who wants to be a knowledgeable wine consumer could benefit from reading this book.
Swiang Swiang
It's amazing how wine over the centuries has caused so much turmoil.
Shadowredeemer Shadowredeemer
Received book exactly as described-thanks!
Magis Magis
I found the book extremely interesting in so many ways, eg. Geography, History, the evolution of wine storage over the centuries, the comparison of regulations from Nation to Nation.

We all should have heard of Babylon (even from Boney M a few years ago) but how many of us would have known that it was roughly where Baghdad stands today. Who would have known that the earliest remnants of wine grapes found (so far) were in the Republic of Georgia?

A wonderful learning book.
Avarm Avarm
This was a well researched and documented book, which traces the beginning, not of wine, but of the wine trade. If you ever wanted to know all about the true history of wine, and commerce makes or breaks anything, then read this book.
Lamranilv Lamranilv
The book was purchased as a gift and the beneficiary was very pleased after reviewing the book. There were interesting historical stories and pictures. Great gift to a wine lover.
As soon as I heard about this book in a wine newsletter, I ordered it from Amazon. As a Ph.D. student with an interest in markets of all kinds and a lover of wine, I had tremendous hopes for this book.

Though the first few chapters on the origins of the wine trade held my attention, rarely did I find the anecdotes and bits of trivia that I had hoped to share with friends over a bottle or two. The book reads like a high school history book, which would be fine if the writing flowed smoothly and made the less-than-exciting content easy to absorb. Though I make no claim of being a great writer, I found the writing style extremely distracting, almost to the point of making the book unreadable. The overuse of cliches and the awkwardness of sentences is so prevalent that I caught myself counting how many consecutive paragraphs contained some hackneyed phrase or a sentence with a semicolon, and had to go back and reread a page or two.

When I ordered this book, I would have been delighted with either of two things: a light, summer read that would move quickly and provide a nice break from my school reading, or an in-depth history of the wine business that I could use as a reference for a future paper about the economics of the wine industry. Unfortunately, the book is neither. The poor quality of the writing (changing of verb tenses, incorrect use of gerunds, etc...) makes the book an effort to get through, and one that any college-level writing teacher would have a field day attacking with a red pen. And though I have no problem struggling through a difficult book if the payoff is a thorough understanding of the topic, after finishing this book I was left with the emtpy feeling that I knew little more about the history of wine business than I had before reading it.