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TITLE : French Wine A History

French wine a history rod phillips on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a fascinating book that belongs on every wine lovers bookshelf the wine economist its a book to read for its unstoppable torrent of fascinating and often surprising detailsandrew jeffordthis is a landmark book phillips captures with great authority the ups and downs of the worlds most illustrious winemaking nation and tells the story of french wine from its beginnings 2500 years ago to the present daymany histories of wine are written in a lyrical style but rod phillips new book is not one of them for phillips two and a half millennia of french winemaking is not an excuse for bacchic celebration but a warts and all expos of chaos and crisis with a few scattered moments of successim a lover of both france and its wines so it gave me great pleasure to write this first english language history of french wine the story starts two and a half millennia ago when wine was introduced by etruscans greeks and romans to the beer drinking celts of ancient franceabout the book a fascinating book that belongs on every wine lovers bookshelfthe wine economist its a book to read for its unstoppable torrent of fascinating and often surprising detailsandrew jefford decanter

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