Both Philosophies of Wine & Gin

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ITEM CODE: 25023
The British Library
Fun and fascinating histories of our favourite tipples. Full of tantalising trivia, lesser-known characters and amusing anecdotes.
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The British Library
Fun and fascinating histories of our favourite tipples. Full of tantalising trivia, lesser-known characters and amusing anecdotes.
The Philosophy of Wine: exploring wine’s cultivation, cultural impact, and the different wine traditions around the world. From Greek gods of wine to monks creating fine wine. Discover how an emigré from revolutionary France became the unofficial agent for Champagne in London; how the French walled up 20,000 precious bottles to keep them from the Nazis; and how the father of Californian wine came to be eaten by a crocodile.
The Philosophy of Gin: tracing the history of the drink which has been sipped on a thousand verandas and, in more recent times, become a flavouring experiment. Considers the dramatic rise and fall in the fortunes of gin; from its origins in Holland as ‘Dutch courage’; its medicinal roots; and the dangers of too much of a good thing in Hogarth’s ‘Gin Lane’. Plus flavour pairings and tasting notes.
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Hardbacks, each 13.5 x 20.5cm
106 pages
with black-and-white illustrations
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