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07world history - Lecture Topics History of Wine James...

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1 1 History of Wine James Lapsley UC Davis Extension & Department of Viticulture and Enology University of California, Davis 2 Lecture Topics Early Cultures: Egypt and Sumer Wine in a trading economy: Greece and Rome Bottles and New Wines: Champagne and Port France in the 1800’s: The Transformation The Twentieth Century 3 Major Themes Wine as a western beverage Wine as a social beverage: Culture and use Wine as an economic beverage: Level of social organization and stability required, under and over supply Grape diffusion “Quality” wine: changes over time Science and technology 4 A note on sources Edward Hyams DIONYSUS, 1965 William Younger GODS, MEN AND WINE, 1966 Tim Unwin WINE AND THE VINE, 1991 Warner Allen A HISTORY OF WINE, 1961 Leo Loubure THE RED AND THE WHITE Patrick McGovern ANCIENT WINE 5 Dispersal of Viticulture Dispersal of Viticulture (Unwin 63) (Unwin 63) 6 Beer or Wine? Wine Beer Beer 3- 4 years for a vineyard 4 years for a vineyard Annual harvest Annual harvest Process all at once Process all at once Use as needed Use as needed Generally large scale Generally large scale Made at home Made at home easily Higher alcohol: 10 Higher alcohol: 10- 14% 14% 2- 3% Color of blood/religion No religious significance Upper class Inexpensive
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