History of Wine Words
An Intoxicating Dictionary of Etymology and Word Histories From the Vineyard, Glass, and BottleBook - 2009
A stimulant at dinner parties, wine tastings and cocktail parties. Plus, as a gift, this book makes an excellent accompaniment to a housewarming bottle. A great read. Rod Phillips, author of A Short History of Wine Certain to find a wide and grateful readership. Anatoly Liberman, blogger The Oxford Etymologist and author of An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology Enlightening, engaging and essential. John W. Fischer, author and Associate Professor at The Culinary Institute of America Immensely enjoyable to readwell done. Tom Wark, Fermentation wine blog and originator of American Wine Blog Awards I was delightedI learned a lot. Debbie Trenholm, Accredited Sommelier & International Society of Wine Educators member Wine's presence at our table is more than 8,000 years old and our conversation and use of words reflects this long familiarity. History of Wine Words is a collection of nearly 400 of the words you use when you enjoy wine, shop for wine or discuss wine with your friends; along with the origins and stories behind the words. The names of wines, grapes and vineyards are explored and bring to life fascinating vignettes from the development of our ancient wine traditions as well as illuminating our habits of speech.
Publisher: Ottawa : P2Peak Press, 2009.
Branch Call Number: 641.22014 H691
Characteristics: 195 p.