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A Contemplation of Wine by H Warner Allen

A Contemplation of Wine

by H Warner Allen

Producer : Academie du Vin Library

Region : England (UK)

Tasting Notes

Journalist and World War I frontline reporter, Hubert Warner Allen (1881–1968) casts an observant eye over the way wine appears in literature, from the words of Roman connoisseurs to the excesses of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, taking in the wisdom of 18th-century epicurean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin and the sagacity of legendary wine writers George Saintsbury and André Simon. Warner Allen’s observations are both fascinating and highly entertaining. As Harry Eyres says: ‘Literary, historical, discursive, personal: this is very much the opposite of modern wine writing, and presents another era seen through a glass darkly.’

224pp, 216 x 153mm, paperback

ISBN 978-1-913141-25-7


Producer Academie du Vin Library
Region England (UK)
UPC Code ISBN 978-1-913141-25-7

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Academie du Vin Library

Our aim at the Académie du Vin Library is to bring you the very best wine writing of the past, the present and the future. Some of our books are undisputed classics – refreshed for today’s reader but without losing any of the charm, or wisdom, of a more innocent time. Our new titles are, we believe, destined to become the classics of the future: easy to read, easy on the eye, and all with something new and important to say.

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