Phylloxera and the transformation of wine (book)
George Gale, Dying on the Vine : How Phylloxera Transformed Wine (Berkeley: University of California Press, forthcoming 2011).
Posted by David Fahey on October 11, 2010 at 08:41 PM in Books, Wine | Permalink
Cultural history of wine (book)
John L. Varriano, Wine: A Cultural History (London: Reaktion, forthcoming 2010).
Posted by David Fahey on October 11, 2010 at 08:38 PM in Books, Wine | Permalink
Family-owned Madeira wine company (book)
Marcus Binney, The Blandys of Madeira, 1811-2011 (Frances Lincoln, forthcoming 2011).
Posted by David Fahey on October 2, 2010 at 09:42 AM in Books, Portugal, Wine | Permalink
Wine and drunkenness in ancient Rome (dissertation)
Damien Martin, "When to Say When--Wine and Drunkenness in Roman Society," (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Missouri, 2010).
Posted by David Fahey on September 30, 2010 at 12:41 PM in Alcoholism, Italy, Wine | Permalink
Wine trade in medieval Europe (book)
Susan Rose, Wine Trade in Medieval Europe (London and NY: Continuum, forthcoming 2011). The author is affiliated with Roehampton University in London.
Posted by David Fahey on September 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM in Books, Wine | Permalink
Intoxicating wine and the eucharist in Victorian Methodism (book)
Jennifer Lynn Woodruff Tait, The Poisoned Chalice: Eucharistic Grape Juice and Common-Sense Realism in Victorian Methodism
(Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, forthcoming 2011). Based on her 2005 Duke University dissertation. The author is adjunct professor for distance education at the programs of Asbury Theological Seminary, Huntingdon University, Southwestern College, and United Theological Seminary.
Posted by David Fahey on August 22, 2010 at 04:47 PM in Books, Religion, Temperance, Wine | Permalink
Wine drinking culture in France (book)
Marion Demossier, Wine Drinking Culture in France: A National Myth or a Modern Passion?
(University of Wales Press, 2010).
Posted by David Fahey on July 27, 2010 at 05:29 PM in Books, France, Wine | Permalink
Beer and wine at Starbucks
Starbucks plans to experiment with selling beer and wine at what it calls "coffee theater." For details, see here
Posted by David Fahey on June 26, 2010 at 06:45 PM in Beer, Coffee, Drinking Spaces, Wine | Permalink
Cullen-Harrison "Beer-Wine Revenue Act," 75th anniversary in 2008
75th anniversary of Cullen-Harrison "Beer-Wine Revenue Act," drastically modifying the Volstead Act (1920). For more, see here
Posted by David Fahey on June 19, 2010 at 02:50 PM in Beer, Prohibition, Wine | Permalink
Plato, drug culture, ecstasy, and philosophy in ancient Greece (book)
Interview with Michael A. Rinella is available here
. Rinella says the objective of the symposium was intoxication. Ancient wine included what we today call "recreational drugs." He is the author of Pharmakon: Plato, Drug Culture, and Identity in Ancient Athens
(Lexington Books, 2010)
Posted by David Fahey on May 24, 2010 at 09:04 PM in Books, Drugs (general), Greece, Wine | Permalink