Wine: Lore, Legends and Traditions by Pamela Vandyke Price lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Hamlyn, 1985, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings;
From the cover: In Wine: Lore, Legends and Traditions Pamela Vandyke Price shares her delight in all the associations with that wonderful, mysterious and joyous subject wine. No technicalities, no wine snobbery, no best buys. This is a book in which even the non-drinker can revel!
At the outset, she explains some traditions governing service: what is meant by No heeltaps! a brimmer, wassail and how you should cope with a Loving Cup as featured at City banquets. In Old Wives Witterings she debunks the mystique of such notions as white wine with white meat, and warnings about not drinking Champagne and port at the same meal. Then, in Wine Appurtenances, theres the background to bottle shapes and sizes, a glance into tastevins and the famous chamberpot that gave a nickname to a crack British regiment. Youll be informed about the manipulation of a pipette, a venencia and a lopo and learn how Victorian servants were prevented from taking a nip of the masters gin. Varieties of Vin and the subsequent chapter sort out the differences between a vin de cure and a vinum theologicum, tell you what you might expect from drinking Wendewein and exactly whats in a name. Champagne and its Niceties investigates bubbles and baths. The Wine Game points out the pitfalls of blind tasting and some of the dirty work when a tasting is fixed. Drink and Diplomacy delves into the politics behind the Loyal Toast, why Madeira became a patriotic tipple in North America and what resulted when the Merry Monarch and his court dined at Lincolns Inn. In the next chapter youll discover just how early women entered the wine trade and how the head of a great port establishment found her crinoline to be a literal lifesaver. Sharp comments on obtrusive odours that can waft into the tasting room follow and, finally the influence of dentistry on spitting is examined plus the record for expectoration.
Pamela Vandyke Prices unquenchable enthusiasm for wine is expressed in her own highly individual style. Wine, she says, is meant to be fun. Wine: Lore, Legends and Traditions is an effervescent book.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Cream boards with Blue titling to the Spine.
176 pages. Index. 10¼” x 7¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Wine category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…