Title: Vintage: The Story of Wine.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York
Publication Date: 1989
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The author traces the 8,000 year history of wine and its cultivation as a cultural mainstay from the Middle East, Georgian Russia, the Roman Empire, to the Champagne region of France. Johnson goes into great detail to explain why some regions make better wine than others and how even when empires were collasping, wine production continued without interruption. He also puts a human face to the development of wine and documents the important people who changed the dirction wine culture took over time. Bookseller Inventory # 22770
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