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Wine – 101 Truths, Myths and Legends

Are you a wine connoisseur? Do you prefer to try different makes and vintages or do you have a firm favourite? At the weekend, do you like to open a bottle (or two!) to enjoy with family and friends? Whatever your wine drinking habits, if you like wine, you are certain to enjoy this new trivia book.

Do you know how the American ‘Starboard’ wine came to be named? What did the eminent scientist William Lemeck discover about champagne? Who said, “Whether wine is a nourishment, medicine or poison is a matter of dosage.”? The answers can all be found in Wine — 101 Truths, Myths and Legends.

With sections on names of wines, champagne, colour, history, labels, quotes, cost, and much more, you can’t help but find out some fascinating new facts about wine and the myths and legends surrounding it.

Whether red, white or rose is your tipple, and even if you only ever drink champagne, if you like wine and are interested in the facts and figures associated with its production, you won’t want to without this book.
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  • Lena Krutovahas quoted5 years ago
    A famous Italian wine called Est! Est!! Est!!! got its name from a well- known legend. In medieval times, a Catholic bishop was on his way to Rome, and decided to send his servant ahead of him to find inns that had particularly good wine for the bishop to enjoy. He told his servant to mark the doors of inns with good wine with the word ‘Est!’ meaning ‘It is’ or ‘This is it’. When he got to a village called Montefiascone near Lake Bolsena, north of Rome, the servant was so impressed with the local wine being served at an inn there that he enthusiastically marked on the door ‘Est! Est!! Est!!!
  • Lena Krutovahas quoted5 years ago
    No one really knows when wine was first discovered, but one story is that over 8,000 years ago a woman in the harem of a Persian king tried to commit suicide by consuming fermented grape juice which, at the time, was believed to be poisonous. When she subsequently felt more alive and effervescent than she did before, wine was born!
  • Lena Krutovahas quoted5 years ago
    The metal labels only recorded the type of wines and the five most popular were - Claret, Hock, Sack, Port, and Madeira - which summed up the drinking habits of the British upper classes

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