The History of Wine in 100 Bottles
Wine owns a rich history, filled with royal figures, ubiquitous fame and countless renaissances. Capturing its beautiful evolution from 8,000 years ago to present-day is renowned British wine writer, Oz Clarke in his masterfully written book, The History of Wine in 100 Bottles. Compiling the most influential wine bottles in the world, Clarke tells 100 compelling stories with wine at the center. He explores the various vessels that were used to hold and seal the Holy beverage, from amphorae to glass jugs and from cork tops to screw caps, and presents such milestones as the inauguration of the very first cylindrical wine bottle in the 1780s. Clarke clarifies wine myths from facts, and offers up coveted information, such as the most expensive bottle to ever be sold at an auction, as well as the oldest unopened bottle still standing today. The History of Wine in 100 Bottles, $25, is as authoritative as it is entertaining.