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"The Curious World of Wine" is a fascinating miscellany about the colorful characters, celebrated places, and quirky events surrounding wine-making. Recounting wine tales that are by turns amusing, surprising, and occasionally a bit naughty, wine expert Richard Vine reveals little-known facts such as:
- The oldest vineyard still producing grapes is thought to be in Maribor
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ebook, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Perigee Books
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Connie Taylor
Sep 18, 2013 Connie Taylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway. This book is easy to read, humorous, and full of little tidbits about wine and people who enjoy it. I am not knowledgeable about wines, how they started in Europe, the US and other countries. Mr. Vine gives the reader facts, legends, how the famous wineries came into being. As I'm from the US, I found parts about the founding fathers of the United States and their relationship in trying to start wineries here in the US intriguing. Als ...more
Leanna Manuel
This book was hard to rate. I'm not a wine expert. In fact, I rarely drink wine. Therefore, the topic wasn't one I could generally connect to. Some of the information was interesting and I particularly liked the legends and customs part. All of the names of people, regions, and wineries was somewhat dull and boring for me. What I was most taken with with the page layout of the book. It fascinated me. If you enjoy wine, you'll probably rate this book much higher than I did. I received this book f ...more
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